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How to wire water valve for retro fit ice maker when there is no wiring harness on theback of frig

I have installed retro fit ice maker in top freezer on my refrigerator. How do I know which wires to connect to water valve on back of frig as there is no wiring harness coming off the refrigerator? The refrigerator has different colored wires than ice maker. How do I find a wiring diagram for this refrigerator?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: No water to the ice maker. No voltage to the inlet solenoid

icemakers work on a timed cycle and a timed fill. pressing the reset switch i would say solved your problem. I would switch the valves back to the way they were. The valve for the ice is smaller then the door water because the icemaker takes a small amount of water to fill. Good luck

Posted on Jul 22, 2007

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Patrick Michaels

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SOURCE: wiring diagram

sure..hang on..can you tell me the actual part number or serial number on that unit?

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Ice maker overflows with water

yes, in fact the icemaker does meter the amount of water delivered to the icemaker, the valve should only be energized for 7 seconds. after that the power is cut off, so if valve continues to let water flow, it's bad (might have debris from water line keeping it open. unserviceable. )

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

Michael Borelli

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SOURCE: GE refrigerator wiring diagram

Icemaker must be at 28 degrees to make ice. The harness supplying the power should have 120 volts there at all times, and the icemaker itself is the device that switches the power off and on once all requirements are met. Your diagram for the fridge is on the rear service panel, or in a packet on the insisde rear..accordianman

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker out, I need a wiring diagram. GE model

I hope you are an electronics major. The ice maker uses the most complicated and heinous electrical theory available. What usuall goes wrong are those hairline contact arms they use. They have assembly tricks only surpassed by the inscrutible oriental puzzle boxes.
For about $150 you can get another.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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