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Title: subzero 532 inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: bjmunroe on March 02, 2011, 07:32:19 AM
Hi  I have to replace the inlet water valve on my sub zero 532, when I took off the black trim plate I saw the valve on the lower left front side, NOW there is a black bar going accross the front and the valve is behind it, HOW DO I GET TO VALVE ????   Barry   :D
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: mattlwil on March 03, 2011, 07:04:18 PM
Can you post pictures?

Does the black bar have fasteners?
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: krazytech on March 03, 2011, 09:46:47 PM
I have had to unhook the water line them pull them out ... then tilt the whole refer back to get enought space to change the valve...
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: bjmunroe on March 04, 2011, 03:53:18 AM
hi, thank you for your reply,,,wow tilt it back ???? 
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: krazytech on March 04, 2011, 11:09:20 PM
yep and it is top heavy ... so make sure you have some help and some wood blocks or 2X4 to block it .. good luck let us know how it works out...
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: bjmunroe on March 10, 2011, 06:45:59 PM
Hi ,, I was able to change the valve without tilting   O0 , but now it still does not make ice, i can hear the ice maker making that thump sound, when it drops harvest...any ideas?????    :D

                                                                                                    Barry
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: Tech2000 on March 10, 2011, 07:35:08 PM
Is the tray filling? You may have a frozen fill tube.
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: bjmunroe on March 10, 2011, 07:53:32 PM
I think that is the problem, my wife filled the ice maker and it made ice, so i figured it was the inlet valve, I replaced that and still no ice,,,so my next question is how do i fix the frozen fill line and where is it

                                                      THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INPUT

                                                                       Barry
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: Tech2000 on March 10, 2011, 09:00:02 PM
it's in the back of the icemaker, should see a plastic tube that fills the tray. If it is frozen you could either put a hair dryer to it or pull it out from the back of the unit (if you have access to the back) and run warm water through it.
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: bjmunroe on March 10, 2011, 09:13:00 PM
hmm, I can not get into back of refer, built in, but do you have a pic of where the line is looking into the icemaker, do i need to shut unit off to use hair dryer??
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: Tech2000 on March 10, 2011, 10:43:34 PM
Sorry don't have a pic, but if you look at your ice maker you'll see the tray that fills with water where the ice is actually made and at the very back of the ice maker there is a tube that comes out of the back wall that fills the tray with water. You'll have to take the icemaker out, unhook the wire molex connector and that will give you access to the fill tube. You don't have to cut power, just melt the ice with a hair dryer until the tube is clear, the reinstall the icemaker. Maybe someone on here can get you a picture.
Title: Re: inlet water valve to ice maker
Post by: bjmunroe on March 10, 2011, 10:56:44 PM
wow..ok ..so that is project tomorrow....i did see on you tube how to remove ice maker it was like 3 screws and the elect connection....thank you so much will let you know how it comes out   O0