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Ice Maker Issues with KSRT25CRMS01

Ice remaining in the ice canister delivery chute is clogging the delivery mechanism, freezing, then melting drip by drip into the drip pan

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SOURCE: Ice maker freezes up and drips water

I am assuming you have the ice maker that the tray twists to release the ice. There is a new tray out with a wall to prevent the water spilling over. The part number is
3390JA1150A
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Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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majority of refrigerators today are equipped with an automatic icemaker. The water valve supplying the icemaker is a key component of the icemaking system, and it should be the first thing you check if the icemaker's performance is erratic or if the icemaker stops working. When the icemaker calls for ice, its switch closes an electrical circuit and energizes the solenoid-operated water valve. This allows water to flow through the valve and into the ice cube tray. The water is frozen into cubes, and the cubes are dumped into the ice bin. As time passes, strange things may happen to the refrigerator's icemaking capability. The cubes may be small or there may be a solid chunk of ice instead of individual cubes. It's also possible that the icemaker will stop working. These are all signs of a malfunctioning water valve. The valve is equipped with a screen on its inlet to remove minerals and sediments in the water supply. Over time, minerals and sediment build up on the screen and restrict flow through the valve, or even block it completely. Minerals that make it through the screen can cause the valve to stick in the open position, overfilling the ice cube tray in the process. This is a common problem in areas with hard water, but it can happen just about anywhere. Another malfunction that will cause the icemaker to stop working is a break in the solenoid coil winding. This is known as an open coil. The coil winding generates a magnetic field as current passes through it, and this magnetic field opens the plunger valve that controls water flow. A break in the coil winding stops current flow and this prevents the valve from operating. Test And Inspect The icemaker's valve is easy to inspect and test. First, gently pull the refrigerator away from the wall, and unplug it. Turn off the water supply to the icemaker by closing the shut-off valve in the copper waterline leading to the valve (Fig. 1). Use a screwdriver or nutdriver to remove the rear lower access panel from the refrigerator's back. Next, remove the fill tubing from the water valve. Use a wrench to loosen the flare nut on the brass fitting on the inlet side of the valve (above). Place a container under the valve to catch the small amount of water that will spill from the valve and tubing. Now use a screwdriver or a nutdriver to remove the screw holding the valve's mounting bracket to the refrigerator cabinet (Fig. 2). Pull the valve out of the compartment and remove the tube on the valve's outlet. Then, remove the solenoid's electrical contacts (Fig. 3).

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice maker does not make ice.

JOEHUNT TRY THE WATER VALVE ON THE BACK OF THE REFRIG BEHIND PANEL MAKE THE ICE MAKER GO THROU A HARVEST OR JUST WAIT TO HEAR IF IT GOES THOU A HARVEST THEN YOU CAN SEE IF (1) YOUR ICE MAKER IS ACTUALLY WORKING OR YOU NEED A WATER INLET VALVE ITS 1 OF THE 2 MOST LIKELY THE VALVE

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Freezing Up and Ice not dispensing

Check your ice cube tray to see if it is warped. Mine was. I took the tray off and dipped it into boiling water and remoulded it to the original shape and re-installed it. So far no problems. The tray gets warped because of the ice cube release mechanism. The tray is rotated around until it meets a block on one corner which creates the twisting motion we used to do on manual trays. Over time it tends to warp the tray. Good luck

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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The ice maker is designed to add water at the end of the harvest cycle. The time frame is normally 7 seconds.
Dump the ice out of the bucket, and turn the ice maker off. Wait one hour.
Then turn the ice maker on and watch the complete cycle.
See if all the water is entering the ice maker cavity and for no longer than 7 seconds. If the timing exceeds 7 seconds, some of the Kenmore ice makers have a time adjustment. Snap off the front cover and adjust if it is that style.
If it exceeds this time frame, it could be either the water valve in the rear refusing to shut off on time, or the ice maker sending incorrect timing to the valve.Uusually the water valve.
As well, the ice maker well could be cracked causing, water to leak out of the bottom.
If you have erratic water pressure to the house or YOU ARE ON WELL WATER,
then this problems can be chronic and difficult if not impossible to totally resolve.

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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