Our icemaker stopped making ice in our Kenmore refrigerator. We only have an icemaker, which is located in the bottom freezer; no water dispenser. So we just have a single valve at the bottom right rear corner of the fridge.
I've checked the tube going into the back of the fridge into the icemaker to ensure it wasn't clogged with frozen water. It's clear. I recently swapped out the water inlet valve itself. Still no change. When I turn on the icemaker I can hear a whirring noise every few seconds. It's coming from the icemaker but I don't know what is causing it. Apparently the valve wasn't at fault.
Is there some other mechanical or electrical component in between the icemaker unit and the water inlet valve? I see a cluster of wires coming out from the back of the icemaker inside the freezer that use a Molex connector to connect to the back of the fridge from the inside. Not sure where those lead though.
The icemaker is definitely getting power because the light is on and I hear the whirring noise.