Icemaker Repair Tips
First, locate the saddle valve that's clamped to the water supply and turn it off and on a few times to break up mineral buildup. Next, unplug the refrigerator and remove the icemaker to see if the water inlet at the back of the refrigerator is plugged with ice (heat it with a hair dryer if it is). If the water supply isn't blocked and the refrigerator is older, it's time to replace the icemaker.
Locate the model number on the refrigerator wall just inside the door. Buy a new icemaker at an appliance store or online.
Unplug the refrigerator and turn the water off. Remove the old icemaker and disconnect the wiring. Plug the new icemaker in, and screw it to the refrigerator wall. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall, disconnect the water supply at the bottom of the refrigerator. Replace the old inlet valve. Before you push the refrigerator back, turn the water on and check for leaks. Want to avoid other costly refrigerator repairs? These six maintenance steps are the secret.