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Bosch Ice Maker Not Getting Water

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Bosch Ice Maker Not Getting Water

My Bosch refrigerator ice maker is not making ice. It's the Bosch 2 door up top model with the the freezer drawer in the bottom. Unit is just 3 ½ years old. Seems that the unit is not drawing water. When we want water only from the door we can get water so I doubt that the water flow is interrupted. Does anyone have any suggestions or should I just replace the ice making unit?
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cbr663 wrote: My Bosch refrigerator ice maker is not making ice. It's the Bosch 2 door up top model with the the freezer drawer in the bottom. Unit is just 3 ½ years old. Seems that the unit is not drawing water. When we want water only from the door we can get water so I doubt that the water flow is interrupted. Does anyone have any suggestions or should I just replace the ice making unit?
Did you try opening the ice maker, there is a switch inside to turn it on.
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You have to troubleshoot.

The water comes through a solenoid valve (separate from the drinking water but off the same line)

There is a timer or a photocell to make sure the water only comes in for a short period.

There is a thermostat to ensure the tray is cold enough to freeze

There is another thermostat to ensure the ice is solid

There is a cam on a timer to eject the ice when made

If you are sure that water isnt getting in - then start with the solenoid valve or the contacts that activate the solenoid valve.

Google is your friend but it could be quite complex. You need to be handy - if only to remove the icemaker or get access to the water lines.
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Another thing to try is to leave the freezer door open for a few hours to see if the water line to the ice maker is frozen. It should thaw and start to make ice again. Had it happen on my lg fridge.

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