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How do I get water line to ice maker defrosted?

Water line to ice maker is full of ice.
does not defrost during defrost cycle

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  • actmp Dec 26, 2008

    I have cleared out the ice and seem to have some air in the water line...how do I get the air out? will it work then?

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You will have to remove the Ice maker and the use either a hair drier or shop vac the blow air onto the line unit it thaws. Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for using FixYa.

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The fridge is leaking water and going onto the floor underneath the fridge how can l fix this problem


If equipped with Ice Maker and water dispenser we can assume that the water feed has developed a leak. To confirm protect the floor in-front of the machine pull the machine out from the wall and reach around behind and turn off the water feed. CAUTION the wheels from a full machine will scar the kitchen flooring. Mop up the water and dry out the floor.

If the water no longer returns than you can assume that the source of the water is with the ice maker or water dispenser.

If the water continues and the machine operates normally (freezer below 10 F and refrigerator < 40 F) then it is the defrost cycle. The good news the ice maker might be alright. The defrost cycle has a drain tube. About twice a day or less often the machine has an automated defrost that allows for the ice build up on the evaporator coils to melt and run through a tube to a tray under the machine. the water in the tray evaporates between cycles.

First check if there is any water collecting at the bottom inside the refrigerator portion of the machine. If so with the water turned off you can be certain that the defrost cycle water is not being contained with in the drain tube. It is common that the drain tube can either plug from lint etc or ice over, Included i will link a few videos describing the situation and depending on your model a course of action.
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How to Unclog Refrigerator Drain Line

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Fridgidaire ffht1817lw8 noisy operation


Good Afternoon John, thank you for your post! Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become a common hum in your home. This noise also indicates your refrigerator is operating as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more noticeable.


Listed below are descriptions of some of the most common sounds you may hear, and what is causing them:


A. Evaporator: The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound.


B. Evaporator Fan: You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator by the evaporator fan.


C. Defrost Heater: During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After defrosting, a popping sound may occur.


D. Automatic Ice Maker: If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.


E. Cold Control & Defrost Timer or Automatic Defrost Control: These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also produces sounds similar to an electric clock.


F. Condenser Fan: If condenser coils are located underneath your refrigerator you have a condenser fan. You may hear air being forced through the condenser by the condenser fan.


G. Compressor: Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much faster than older models. The compressor may have a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.


H. Water Valve: If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear a buzzing sound as the water valve opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.


I. Drain Pan (Non-removable): You may hear water running into the drain pan during the defrost cycle. The drain pan will be located on top of the compressor for air-cooled condensers (black coils on back of refrigerator).


I do hope this information proves to be helpful. Should you need any further assistance please feel free to respond.

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Kenmore elite in door ice maker is not working... 106.5770*701 water dispensor in door works, infrared sensor and on switch seem to be working properly and bin was removed defrosted and replaced and...


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
Often the reason ice makers slow or stop ice production is because the freezer compartment has gradually warmed up above 17 Deg F and the ice maker thermostat will not start an ice harvest cycle. What causes this gradual warming is usually the result of either an evaporator fan running slow or an automatic defrost circuit problem caused by a fault defrost timer/control defrost heating element or defrost thermostat / thermistor.
You can use this manual to troubleshoot the ice maker:
http://applianceassistant.com/pdf/inDoorIceSystem.pdf
or
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/8527f904cc8ea8cd85256b5800672333/$FILE/4322658A.pdf
Note that jumpering T to H requires the ice maker thermostat to sense a termp of 14 - 16 Deg F for the ice harvest cycle to start. If by jumpering T - H under the ice maker front cover the ice maker does not cycle then either the freezer compartment is too warm or the ice maker thermostat is bad.
If it cycles and does not add water... then the inlet water valve solenoid has failed or the ice maker module is not supplying power to the inlet water valve.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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My icemaker is not working.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
Often when ice makers slow production or stop making ice it is because the freezer compartmet\nt has warmed up above 17 Def F and the ice maker thermostat will not cycle to start the ice harvest cycle.

In the back of your unit you will have an inlet water valve assembly that will look similar to this one:

Water Dispenser Not Working Check the water supply to the water inlet valve. Check the water filter. ( if applicable)
Check the water inlet valve
Make sure the Temperatures in the Fresh? food section and the freezer sections are normal. 33 to 42 in the Fresh Food section and 0 to 10 in the freezer. Or check that the controls, both the fresh food and freezer section controls are set on the "normal" settings. If the controls are set too cold it will cause the water? tank or tubing to freeze.
Dispenser switch not? working, check for continuity

Dual Water Valvedual_water_valve_small.jpg

One side of this valve does the water in the door, the other the water for the ice maker


Disregard any reference to water in door if your unit does not have that capability and there will only be ONE solenoid on the inlet water valve assembly.
If the solenoid coil fails it will not open the water source to supply water to the ice maker. This solenoid is only energized for 8 to 10 seconds as the ice maker sweep fingers (Called ejector blades in the manual) reach the 10 - 11 o'clock position during the harvest cycle. All you will hear is a minor buzz and maybe a minor thump of the plastic water line but the ice maker fills during the last 40 % of the harvest cycle.

Here is a manual you can use for troubleshooting:
Kitchenaid-Estate%20Appliances/Refrigerator/In%20Door%20Ice%20Manual%20with%20Diagram.pdf">http://www.affordableappliance.com/Download%20Folder/Whirlpool-Roper-Kitchenaid-Estate%20Appliances/Refrigerator/In%20Door%20Ice%20Manual%20with%20Diagram.pdf

Note the requirements to test the ice maker using the manual above are:
Door light switch plunger depressed (Taped down) and the freezer temp from 0 - 10 deg F.
You will need to make a jumper wire to jumper terminals T to H inside the ice maker front cover to start the ice maker test. If it cycles with the jumper the thermostat is good. If it does not cycle then either the thermostat has failed or... there is no power coming from the door light switch. (Bad door switch)

If all of the system tests pass and you still do not have water.... suspect the inlet water valve (pictured above) or the water supply as the source of the problem.

More often than not.... the real problem turns out to be ice build up on the evaporator coils due to an automatic defrosting problem. Should you discover a build up of ice on your evaporator coils do a MANUAL defrost session by unplugging the unit and directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess so be ready!) After the manual defrosting return the unit to normal service. You should have ice again within 12 hours. Keep an eye on the evaporator coils for the next 5 days because if you do have an automatic defrosting problem the symptom WILL return in a matter of 2 - 4 days. If the ice block returns.... have the automatic defrosting problem corrected to keep your ice maker working normally.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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Water leak and noise are due to wrong temp setting or malfunction of defrost cycking.Keep temp setting between 3 and 5 degree centigrade. Due to over frosting, the freezer fan fan hits over the ice and working to cool fridge compartment.And also check defrost timer, and heaterworking properly to defrost in time. And if your ice maker is making sound, due to:
  • You will hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill the water reservoir for each cycle.
  • Rattling noises may come from the flow of the refrigerant or water line. Items stored on top of the ice maker can also make noises.
  • The high-efficiency compressor may make a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
  • Water running over the evaporator plate may make a splashing sound.
  • Water running from the evaporator plate to the water reservoir may make a splashing sound.
  • As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your ice maker.
  • You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.
  • During the harvest cycle, you may hear a "thud" when the ice sheet slides from the evaporator onto the cutter grid.
  • When you first start the ice maker, you may hear water running continuously. The ice maker is programmed to run a rinse cycle before it begins to make ice.
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It sounds like you have a frozen drain. google your specific model on how to take the freezer panel off and take a turkey baster full on hot water and run it down the drain line unitl it clears. Once its clear if you have a calrod heater (it will look like an electric bake element on an oven) take a piece of heavy copper wire (ground wire for a recepticle) and run it down the drain line about an inch and a half. This will conduct heat from the element down the drain line during a defrost cycle and help prevent the problem for happenening again.

let me know if this helps

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no you dont want to go there !
there is a chance that your water valve is dripping and water are in the line...also there is a heating kit for your fridg that prevent that ask your local tech.

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