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I have a whirlpool S20D RSB33 Side by side fridge freezer

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I have a whirlpool S20D RSB33 Side by side fridge freezer the ice maker overflows when filling the main pcb was changed two weeks ago and everything else is ok
Thanks Neil
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 7 months ago.

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This sounds like a bad water inlet valve. (Solenoid).

This is easy to replace and I will help if you need me, it comes with easy instructions to replace that part.

But these will do this from time to time. Usually mineral build up in the mechanism.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hi Michael
There are two solenoid's at the rear is there any way of testing them
Expert:  Michael replied 7 months ago.

Hi yes, you can test them with a meter just to be sure they have continuity, you do that on the Ohms Scale.

Please let me knwo how that goes, you need to unplug them both and using a meter across the two terminals on the solenoid let me know the reading you get, if it's OPEN then its bad for sure. But just because you get a good reading, won't mean the solenoid is working either. You can power them to see if they actually work.

If they do then the main control board is bad.

I wouldn't go through all that though really, it's usually the solenoid at the back of the unit inside that just needs to be replaced. Its leaking and that is the cause of the over fill ;-)

When you have done as many as I have you just knwo these things ;-)

Easy cheap fix.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Found the fault removed solenoid tested put 220 on them all worked fine switched back on noticed when you asked for water the ice maker filled when the ice maker asked for water it came out of the water out let something crossed last week i fitted a new cooling fan which came with a wiring harness which included the solenoid connections it was different to the old one swaoed them round and hay presto thanks for your help neil

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