Question about GE GSS20IEP Side by Side Refrigerator
Smitty, if this is a GSS20, General Electric model you have an electronic model ice-maker. There is no water adjustment screw. Here's how the fill works; when the harvest is finished the icemaker will enter the fill cycle. The amount of water entering the mold is controlled by temperature. Before any water enters the mold has to be at least 35.6 degrees. Water entering the mold will cause the mold temperature to change, effecting the resistance of a thermistor. The first fill activates the water valve for 5 seconds. The thermistor checks the temp of the mold. If the temperature of the mold exceeds 39 degrees the icemaker will end the fill cycle and enter the freeze cycle. If the temp of the mold is still below 39 degrees, the control will assume that an insufficient amount of water entered the mold, and energize the water valve for another 2.5 seconds. Now it will check the temp again. If the mold is still below 39 degrees a third fill of 2.5 seconds will occur. You could have a thermistor that's out of spec. Usually on this model, the power LED on the icemaker will flash 1/2 second on and 1/2 second off if the thermistor is open or shorted. You could have a water valve that is not seating properly and allowing more water to enter the ice-maker. You can run a cycle on this ice maker by turning it off, then on again and pushing the feeler arm in 3 times within 15 seconds. Watch how the fill works. Anyway, outside of the excellent information posted by 24 seven, This will give you an idea of how the icemaker works. Catriver.
Posted on Jun 01, 2007
I had the same problem with the ice dispenser flap not closing properly, this cause very large build up of ice around the inside - get that sorted first.
Posted on May 30, 2007
Some systems utilize the single screw adjustment to control the timer...others adjust only the water volume. try the screw and re-post.
Posted on May 26, 2007
The first problem is solved by reducing the amount of water that pours into the ice tray. the ice maker should have an adjustment for this. pry off the cover and look for a screw adjustment. they usually adjust volume by cw is more and ccw is less water. the last problem "melting ice" is related to the first. one way that I know how these work is a complete cycle time adjustment. the final step of dispensing is to turn on a low wattage heater to help pop the cubes out. now if the timer is running too slow, not only does too much water come in, but the heater is turned on for too long and causing "melting ice". Imagine a clock running with various events triggered by the clock's rotating switch that turns on certain components at the proper time and leaves them on for a finite time. your clock may be too slow.
Posted on May 26, 2007
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