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Re: what is the + and - for on front of ice maker behind...
It's the water fill adjustment, and it adjusts the amount of water coming into the icemaker for each load of ice. If your cubes have gotten smaller, or if they're hard to break apart, you can make a small adjustment with that screw.
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For some reason you may have an overfill problem in the water tray.adjustment screw. which is behind the front cover of the ice maker. Worse -you could have a cracked tray. You need to look for a leak or over filling after it has dumped the ice and begins the refill
The timer is either hung up, or bad. take the cover off the timer front and watch it cycle through. you can make it hurry up if you know where to put the jumper wire. You can probably get a new plug and play ice maker for around 60 bucks. My experience has been if it hung up once, it'll do it again.
If your ice maker is the type that sits sideways near the front of the door and you have a beam that senses when door is open the emitter and receiver have gone bad and must be replaced along with the ice maker control module located behind the front cover of the ice maker. The emitter receiver runs approx. 120.00 and the module about 80.00. Hope this helps.
Your ice maker may have an adjustment if behind the front cover has a set screw to plus or minus the amount of water. If it is controlled with a control board it will need to be replaced. Now if for some reason the water control valve on the rear of your refrigerator is sticking open or leaking too much water that may be the problem. The replacement Ice Maker part number 732489 and appears as a kit with the water valve included, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Many ice makers have an adjustment screw behind the front cover that shows plus or minus. Try the minus turn of the screw that should shorten the amount of time the ice maker fills. If electronic please call the company you purchased it from and explain the problem. Sea Breeze
No, this would be an inline fuse in the wiring harness to the ice maker. The thermostat is behind the module or motor of the ice maker. The module is located behind the plastic cover on the head of the ice maker.
IF THE ICE MAKER IS OVERFLOWING, THE ADJUSTMENT SCREW WON'T HELP. ON MODULAR ICE MAKERS, THE BIG
WHITE GEAR ON THE FRONT BEHIND THE COVER HAS CIRCUIT TRACES ON ITS BACKSIDE THAT WILL ARC, BURNING THE PLASTIC GEAR, BRIDGING THE FILL CIRCUIT WITH ANOTHER TRACE, MORE THAN DOUBLING THE FILL TIME. THE MODULE NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. (GEAR IS NOT AVAILABLE BY ITSELF).THE MODULE IS THE SQUARE PLASTIC ASSEMBLY MOUNTED TO THE FRONT OF THE ICE MAKER WITH THREE SCREWS. INCLUDES THE MOTOR.
see if there is any ice caught within the ice maker itself preventing proper cycling of the ice maker. if not pop off the white cover to the ice maker(theres small **** in the cover on bottom right corner of white cover to insert a ***** driver and twist the cover will pop off. look into the center of the main plastic gear, there should be 2 "tabs" holding that gear in place . as if you were to push gear on and the tabs would keep it in place.( reason i mention that it is/was a problem with the ice makers hat the gear would break and it was very noticeable looking into the center gear).if not, theres a detailed trouble shooter for the ice maker behind the kickplate(maybe taped up under front corner under cabinet) it will tell you points to check for power and jump out if necessary
THE ICE MAKER CYCLES WHEN THE INTERNAL THERMOSTAT REACHES 10 DEGREES. IF THE FREEZER IS WARMER THAN 10 DEGREES, FIND THE REASON FOR THE WARMING TREND.
CHECK THE ICE MAKER TO SEE IF IT HAS ICE OR WATER IN IT. IF NOT, CHECK THE FILL TUBE TO SEE IF IT IS FROZEN. REMOVE THE ICE FROM THE FILL TUBE IF IT IS FROZEN OFF. IF THE FILL TUBE IS O.K., CHECK THE WATER VALVE ON THE BACK OF THE REFRIGERATOR TO SEE IF IT HAS GOOD WATER PRESSURE COMING TO IT.
ALSO, CHECK THE FRONT OF THE ICE MAKER BEHIND THE PLASTIC COVER. THE WHITE GEAR IS SUPPOSE TO BE HELD IN PLACE WITH TWO TABS IN THE CENTER OF THE GEAR. IF ONE IS BROKEN OR BENT INWARD, THE GEAR ISN'T MAKING CONTACT WITH THE CIRCUIT BEHIND IT. THE CONTROL MODULE WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. OR IT MAY BE JUST AS WELL TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE ICE MAKER.
ON MOST ICE MAKERS, THERE IS A LARGE WHITE GEAR ON THE FRONT OF THE ICE MAKER BEHIND THE COVER.
THIS GEAR HAS CIRCUIT TRACES ON IT THAT WILL BURN THE PLASTIC FROM ARCING FUSING THE WATER FILL CIRCUIT TO ANOTHER ONE CLOSE TO IT. THIS WILL CAUSE THE FILL TIME TO TRIPLE FROM THE 7 SECONDS TO ABOUT 20 SECONDS. THIS WILL OVER FILL THE ICE MAKER AND POUR DOWN INTO THE ICE BIN. THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO REPLACE THE CONTROL MODULE OR THE ENTIRE ICE MAKER.