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Many modern refrigerators come with a built-in ice maker. This is an added convenience for you, and it makes an excellent selling feature when you’re considering putting your home on the market, appliances and all. However, it’s neither of these things if the ice maker isn’t getting any water. Water may not be reaching the ice maker due to a frozen line, missing filter, or a closed supply valve. Repairing an ice maker that isn’t receiving water is a process of elimination. Begin with the easiest fix first and work through possible problems until you find the cause.
Check the refrigerator’s filter. When there is no filter, or it is clogged, the ice maker does not get water. Make sure that the filter is in place, and if it has not been changed in more than six months, replace it with a new one.
Check your refrigerator’s water supply valve for leaks. There is usually one narrow-diameter copper line running to the refrigerator. This is the water supply line. The valve is usually located under your kitchen sink, or there may be one behind the refrigerator. If there is no moisture on or around the valve, then there are no leaks.