It looks like the ice tray fills with water but doesn't turn over to empty the ice out. When more water is added to make more ice it just pours everywhere since the ice tray is not empty. I've tried to pull the ice maker out so I can look at it but it won't come out. There is a black foam covered piece that I can push up and it looks like the ice maker should be able to pull out when I do that but it won't come out.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Ice maker doesn't work
Try as little bit harder and the ice maker should pull out stright from the freezer. watch out for the holders they are on the back and they sometimes are broken if you are not carefull with them. there is also two wire that have to be unconected when you do this. they are moilex connectors and if you push the tabs they should pull apart real easily. Thanks for using FixYa And have a great new year.
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I have one of the REFRIGERATOR MODEL: RS267LASH made by SAMSUNG about two years old.
For the past few months, I found that all of the accumulated ice in my ice maker had slightly melted and re-froze together, causing the spiral coil to lock into place. I had to pick at the ice in order to free the bucket from the freezer and completely remove all the ice. It looks like the ice tray fills with water but doesn't turn over sometimes to empty the ice out. When more water is added to make more ice is dispensed into the tray and it overflows down into the bucket, out the chute and all down underneath the ice tray.
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When the bucket is full the arm is up the maker is off.
If the ice maker has a on/off button in off the ice maker is off
If the ice maker internal heater fails the cubes will not release and the white plastic ejector arms will be rotated CCW and pressing against the ice in the tray, Normal position for ejector arms is vertical.
If water solenoid has failed or water supply not available the ice maker will cycle. The ice tray will be empty,(hard to see if ice tray is empty). Check and replace water fill solenoid.
If ice in tray and ejector arms vertical several possibilities.
Freezer not cold enough to trip thermostat in ice maker to initiate release cycle.
Check freezer temperature <10 Fahrenheit thermostat in ice maker failure
The best way to check the operation is to manually lock the arm up into the off retention position. Wait a minimum of one hour. Open door and release arm down. Observe the operation of the ice maker. Is after a minute or so the ejector arm does not rotate then it is likely the ice maker has failed internally. If the ejector turns and no ice than you can assume either the water supply is off external from the refrigerator or more likely the water solenoid located behind the bottom back cover has failed. It is also possible that the hose that connects the solenoid to the ice maker has frozen right where it enters the freezer just above the ice maker. You should see ice built up at the entrance where the water fills the tray if this has occurred.
If your water tray was empty check the water supply to the fridge .
you shouldn't fill it manually.
\if the water supply is turned on, then the operating solenoid that allows water into the tray is faulty.
Whoever repaired your fridge should be called back immediately.
locate the water fill valve,wiggle the connections to it as to clean these connections,then manually fill the ice maker with approximately 4 oz. of water,sometimes this will kick start the ice maker and it may take over from there
You mean " Why The Water Doesn't Fill the Tray in Kenmore Ice Maker?"
Am i right to your question? Well, Kenmore brand refrigerators often have an ice maker that uses the water supply to create ice inside the freezer compartment. Some models have an ice dispenser on the freezer door for easy access, and others simply create ice and deposit it into a tray inside the freezer. While most ice makers should work well with basic maintenance and care, issues may occasionally arise. One such problem is if the water does not fill the tray to create ice inside the ice maker. Resolving this issue may be possible through some troubleshooting efforts.
1 Remove the ice bin from the freezer.
2 Fill a turkey baster with hot water.
3 Spray hot water from the turkey baster into the tube at the back of the ice maker, which may be frozen or clogged.
4 Repeat spraying water into the tube until the blockage or frost is removed.
5 Replace the ice bin into the unit.
Please let me know if this help you.
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Whirlpool Ice Makers are about the hardest working part on your refrigerator and their average life is about five years. You can fill the tray with tap water if the ice slots are already empty and let the water freeze. If after the water freezes and the ice drops to ice bin then the water control valve.
Click Here=> 4389177 Water Inlet Valve will need replaced. You mentioned the water is filling the tray OK then my focus would be on the ice maker.
Most times it is less expensive to just replace the ice maker module. Here is a helpful video that helps explain everything about the Whirlpool Ice Maker below. If you find this solution helpful please rate my solution, Thanks Sea Breeze
Probably the valve that feeds water to the ice maker leaks and this water freezes up at the filling tube to the ice maker and the water doesn't go through, but if the filling tube is not frozen and the ice maker doesn't call for water the problem is in the ice maker inside board ,if so you should replace the ice maker.
I removed six screws from the ice maker to pull it out of the refrigerator. Their are four screws holding the ice maker in place and two screws on the ice maker door. Had problems getting the electrical harness disconnected. Used hot water to removed the ice cubes that were struck in the ice tray. Poured all remaining water into a bucket and re-installed ice maker. As of now, the ice maker is making ice !
Press the little button on the bottom right of the ice maker and clear the tray of ice. The maker has to be turned on for the tray to tilt and empty. This corrected the problem for me. The freezer side may have been left open and and the ice maker filled the tray while the door was open, I suspect.