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ICE Maker overflods

The water dispense is working OK. For the Ice Maker, When I lower the bar to the ON position, it overfolds.

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Usually they have a solenoid that turns the water off and on for a specific time period, if your lucky it is on the back of the machine connected to some wires you could try replacing it but it could still be the circuit board that controls that solenoid and if that's the case ( which it probably is ) it could be difficult to fix

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Hi,

There are two basic issues that commonly cause an overfill condition. The first is an ice maker that is sending power to the water inlet valve for a period longer than eight seconds.T he power to the valve is being shut off in the correct amount of time, but due to imperfections in the valve, it is closing in a delayed fashion.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

  • Priya darshan Sep 24, 2008


    How to Diagnosis:

    The
    easiest way to determine if your water inlet valve is the culprit, is
    to install a meter volt meter across the leads of the water inlet
    valve. Set the voltage range for 110v. Manually cycle the ice maker
    and watch the meter. When the ice maker begins to fill with water the
    meter will read voltage coming from the ice maker. Note the difference
    in time between when the voltage is cut from the valve and when the
    water quits filling the ice maker.

    If the water shuts off
    immediately when the voltage is removed, the valve is likely operating
    correctly. If this is the case, it is likely that the voltage will be
    applied to the valve for a period of time greater than eight seconds.
    This generally indicates an ice maker control problem.

    However,
    if the voltage is removed from the valve and it continues to fill, the
    valve is likely at fault. This indicates that due to particle build-up
    or mechanical failure the valve has lost its ability to shut
    immediately. in this case, simply replace the valve and it should fix
    your problem.

  • Priya darshan Sep 24, 2008

    In short it can be a dirty ice maker water valve or broken valve.




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