The Icemaker on my 25 cu ft side by side is not filling the tray.
I can hear the filling cycle takinf place every 20 minutes as the wire shut off raises and lowers and also hear the buzz of the selenoid valve trying to issue water to the tray; but no water comes from the fill tube. On the other hand, the cold water discharge from the freezer door does give a strong steam of water. So, I guess the water is entering the back of the refridgerator. Is there some trick for getting the water to issue into the tray? My name is Bill Kessler and my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. I live at 3200 Mack Island, Grass Lake, MI 49240. Ph # 517 522 8712
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Most likely the fill tube for the icemaker is frozen up you should see a tube running into the back of the icemaker. heat the tube up with a hair dryer until the ice is gone and you should be back on the road..
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Its probably the water tray not filling. On the back of the freezer, there should be a hose that goes into the ice maker - remove the screw that holds the tubing in place, and gently pull out the hose. Let it sit for about an hour - chances are, you stopped using a lot of ice, and the water in the fill line to the ice maker froze. Once that's thawed, water should be able to flow again.
While you're behind the refrigerator, there may be an envelope with instructions for the ice maker - specifically, how to start the cycle. After the water line has thawed, you will want to start a cycle and verify the water is flowing. You should be able to hear it flowing.
Thats what manuals say but in all honesty no it does not. The icemaker itself has a sensor in it that prevents the icemaker from turning on until the sensor reads 10 degrees F for a period of time. This is a failsafe to prevent the icemaker to fill with water with already standing unfrozen water in it causing an overflow. If your handy enough, remove the icemaker cover, the white square one, and get you a jumper wire and stick it into the holes marked n and m and leave the wire there until you hear a click. Dont shock yourself either. That will bypass the initial setup and the icemaker will start working normally cycling about every 45 miunutes.
Hi, For the benefit of anyone doing a Google search for it (which is likely anyone with a Fisher and Paykel fridge w/icemaker) the broken wire is a notorious design flaw, and if you see it dangling from your ice tray - symptom is no ice being made -
You must remove the clip underneath the ice tray, and a little foam pad with it. There you will see the broken wire attached to a little black sensor. It's a little fiddly to do in place, but after unplugging the fridge (unless you like a good electric jolt) you need to splice the wire and reattach it. Your ice maker should resume working as intended.
Check the freezer temperature. It must be below 10F in order for the Icemaker to operate. If you find that the temperature is above that, your problem is not the icemaker, but something else in your cooling system.
If there is power to the icemaker and is not turning, the most likely problem is the icemaker timer has gone bad Contact your place of purchase or an authorized parts facility for a replacement.
They are usually very easy to replace yourself.
Remove the back of the unit, remove the water valve from under the unit without damaging the water line. trade the wires that connect the valves. depress the water selector at the dispencer. if you hear water flowing, replace the dual water valve. You have to achive 15 degrees to cycle the icemaker but in most cases you can lift the bar on the icemaker for 3 minutes and then lower it to cycle the icemaker. If you remove the front white cover from the icemaker , then force clockwise movement on the large cam, the icemaker will then cycle. It requires only a very small amount of force to start the movement. If it doesnt cycle, replace the icemaker. If both the icemaker cycles and the water valve operates,you will need to call a qualified tech to correct the temperature problem if 15 degrees is not achived.
On this model if the wire is in place and in the down position all you need to do is wait for the temperature of the ice maker to be below 10 degrees F and the ice maker will fill with water, the water will take about an hour to freeze and the harvest cycle will start by itself.
If the freezer is cold and you do not have ice within 3 hours or so and the wire is down there is something wrong within the ice maker module itself.
When you say you replaced the timer, was that the piece on front of the ice maker? (it is what I am calling the module)
Here is a link to a picture of a similar ice maker, the wire may look slightly different but should be in this position to make ice.
Sounds like the water inlet valve to icemaker is leaking - not closing completely after filling the tray. Rare, but possible. Prove it by shutting off icemaker arm or switch. If that is the cause, the drip will continue.
If dripping stops when I/M is off, then it is ice blockage in I/M fill tube and or diverter funnel at end of ice tray. Remove I/M, clean ice from both, and re-assemble.
Replacing that valve (water supply to refrig connects to it in the back) should solve it.