The little bar is up but i don't think all the way. i take out the ice container and the bar stays up, but doesn't quit making ice. i am overflowing in ice and i have no shut off valve to the ice maker.
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The ice maker's water supply line may be frozen solid. Do not worry... take out your frozen groceries and dairy products, and let your friends store them for two days while your completely defrost your refrigerator. If you don't want to wait, try to locate a schematic (parts diagram) for your fridge and take a panel access cover off to get access to the copper tube of the water supply line inside. (Warning: this can be terminal to your fridge so don't attempt this without the exact parts diagram for your make and model.) Ensure you are heating the water pipe and NOT the refrigerant line; i.e., freon, ammonia, etc... Unplug your fridge and heat up the (water supply) copper pipe with a high wattage blow dryer... if you were a pro, I would recommend a heat gun. DO NOT USE A HAND TORCH as the soldered joint connections may come loose and it will leak afterwards. (The demand you placed on the ice maker caused the compressor to run almost continually for the ice maker assembly causing the copper pipe water supply pipe to freeze... it will take time to thaw it out by just unplugging it. In the future, when you know you need volumes of ice... make a little at a time each day and store it inside a separate ice cube container.) You may also want to check the activation lever above the ice cube container (bin) to make sure it moves freely against the switch contact. If the switch contact is jammed, it won't work. Good Luck
My Samsung RS 2530BBP frige Ice maker stop tp make ice.
The water tray stays verticly after pushing the reset button and the water pours in the container instead in the tray. I purchased a new ice maker but it did the same. Any idea how to fix it
If your refrigerator has a wire bar that raises and lowers as ice cubes are ejected. Make sure the bar is not trapped or frozen in the down position. This will cause the ice maker to continuously make ice. Usually pulling the wire bar all the way up the ice maker will stop.
If not, you may have a bad switch and will need this replaced. Good luck!
Most ice makers have a wire bar that senses when the ice bucket is full. The bar lifts up when new ice is made. The ice maker determines if the ice bucket is full by lowering the bar back down after the ice drops into the bucket. If the bar hits the ice cubes in a full bucket, the ice maker shuts off. If the bar drops all the way and dosen't touch ice cube, the ice maker continues making ice until the bucket is full.
So you likely have one of the following problems:
1) The wire bar is missing or bent. Check to make sure that when the bar is pushed up, the ice maker stops making ice. Most bars will 'click' into the up position so you can shut the ice maker off. Push the bar up until it clicks into the up position and wait overnight to see if it makes more ice. If there is no wire bar over the ice bucket, that is your problem.
2) The switch the wire bar is connected to is malfunctioning. If you push the wire bar up and the ice maker continues to make ice, this is likely your problem. You will need a new ice maker unit. Try Appliance Parts Pros or EBay for a new unit.
The filter does effect somewhat the flow of the water. For some people having problems with ice dispensing it may be as simple as lifting the metal shut off bar up and down. Then check the top of the ice tray to make sure no ice is stuck up there. When you move the metal bar up and down you should see the plastic dispenser that pushes the ice out turning or rotating. Hope this helps.
can you raise the bar and detent it it into the off position? Will it stay there? Does the unit continue to make ice even when the bar is in the off position? If it does then there is something wrong with the icemaker. Also, you may want to check that the bar is in the proper location, meaning that the bar is inserted in the head assembly and the other end is supported if that is the type you have.
I was able to solve this problem by doing the following:
1)Carefully (because there may be sharp metal blades in this area) reached into the upper left compartment of the icemaker and pressed down on ice cubes that seemed to be lodged there and were protruding slightly above the slots they should have been passing through.
2)Press down on the cubes, forcing them through the slots and into the cube container below
3)Lift the metal arm, remove and completely empty the ice cube container
4)Return the ice cube container to the freezer, making sure it is seated properly
Close the freezer and wait until the ice cube maker begins to make new ice cubes.The sound should stop in around 10-15minutes.
There is an adjustment for the "harvest" bar (The bar you lifted up).
That bar you are lifting up tells the ice-maker that the cubes have fallen into the ice storage and starts the ice-making cycle over.
It is also the Limit switch for the ice level in the storage container ... if it stays up for preset time determined by the manufacturer it stops making ice... most all ice-machines use the same devices. they vary little in design.
Sometimes you can just gently bend the bar down to the point where it turns-off the machine at the level you want ... unless you can get to the adjustment hinge you can adust it there.
For the fact it goes off when you lift it all the way up tells me the harvest switch is turning the ice-maker off.