Icemaker seems to partially melt ice while it is being stored
I have a GE Frost Free Side by side Fridge/Freezer with ice maker included. Ice seems to be congealing in the storage compartment and will not come out the dispenser when required. Doesn't matter whether I require cubed or crushed ice.
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NOTE: This is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully. Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees See if water is in icemaker. Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects. If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that attaches to water line out of wall) If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker. If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running It moves air to the ref from the freezer Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge. Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean. There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card. Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear Clean condenser coils underneath .I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.; Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically Thanks for using fixya Leo Ponder imufo2 PLEASE GIVE A TESTIMONIAL AND VOTE FOUR THUMBS UP IF THIS WAS HELPFUL
Your inlet tube that goes to the icemaker may be frozen.To Check: Shut off water supply to Fridge, disconnect thewater line that goes to the icemaker at top back. Use a flexible item to insert in the water line connection.I used a zip tie. If the flexible item won't all the throughto the ice maker, the line is frozen. Thaw out the tube from inside the freezer with a hair dryer. Re-connecteverything, you now have ice . . . Solution #2: You may have to replace your "Water InletValve" located at bottom right rear of Fridge.Easy to do, just follow the color codes, be sure and shut off the water.
You have bad defrost heater. Remove the back wall of the freezer and use ahir dryer to melt all of the ice from the coils. Replace the heater that is at the bottom of the coils and you will be good to go. Should be able to get the heater from any appliance parts store. Melting the ice off the evaporators will buy you about 5 days of cooling which should give plenty of time to get the heater changed. Good luck and hope this helps.
you may have a p c board failure . it has not completely it will . the board gets stuck in defrost and you have a melt down . ( main board d wr49x10152 ) / if not the board ck when it hapens the evap fan in back of freezer .. .. also ck for frost in back of freezer .. mm
Sounds like a defrost problem. Remove food from freezer section, take the back wall out after removing shelves, and use a hair blower to melt off the ice and frost. Most likely you need to replace the defrost heater.
If you access the ice container and remove any partially melted ice - maybe the ice maker will work. We had a similar problem. We opened the ice reservoir and discovered ice cubes that had partially melted together. Once we removed those, the ice maker and water dispenser returned to normal. Now we check every so often.
have you felt water in the ice maker or ice cubes thats the only way you know for sure.. just cause water in doors works doesnt mean icemaker getting water.. got different valves giving water to different places
Is your freezer temp. right.. has to be right temp for icemaker to work.. check back wall in freezer make sure no frost buildup and if fan working