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So I am at a loss. The ice maker quit working.

I bought a new ice maker unit and replaced that (the item where the water poors in and is made / ejected). It has a large wire harness.

After replacing it still no ice after some time.

I manually filled the new ice maker unit with water to see if it would freeze / cycle. Sure enough an hour or so later it dumped 7 frozen cubes into the tray but it never filled back up with water.

I then thought it was a water issue. Removed the back panel checked the tubes, all looked well. Just to make sure I removed the two clips from the water valves (dual valves). I had my girlfriend push the water dispense handle while I held the clip to the ice water valve. Clip did not fit but it made sufficient contact to engage the valve. I held it there to verify that the line was not clogged and water could flow into the ice machine.

Sure enough the ice maker was filled with water (a little too much). So the water valve works when given power and the tube is free.

What else wold stop the fridge from sending power to the water valve to start the water flow into the fridge?


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I'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your GE Profile Refrigerator's ice maker. I did some research for you at and found an excellent article that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. below.
by Manage My Life
January 4th, 2012
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scott d
Thank you for your question. I know it can be disappointing when the icemaker stops working. Based on the information listed, this will be either a defective icemaker or the temperature is not cold enough to cycle the icemaker (below 12 degrees). If the water valve did open and filled the icemaker, when voltage was applied to it, the valve should be ok. To check the temperature, place a thermometer between some packages. Air temp is


a good check. If the temperature is below 12 degrees, the icemaker # WR30X10097 will need to be replaced. If the temperature is too warm, usually adjusting the cold control to a colder setting will correct this problem. Another check will be to manually cycle the icemaker. There will be a test switch on the module of the icemaker. Press and hold this switch for a few seconds and also make sure the door switch is held in. If the icemaker does not cycle, some voltage checks will need to be made. If it cycles and fills, it will lead to a defective icemaker or temperature problem. I hope this will help you. If you would like more assistance, reply to this thread and I will be glad to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

by scott d Earned 3,585 community points in Appliances
January 7th, 2012
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