Switch sticks for the ice and water. It wont shut off
This unit has a rubber pad that you push your glass against which ativates a little switch. When you pull the glass away the rubber sometimes doesnt pop back and the water or ice keep running. I've already replaced the rubber pad. That helped for a while but its doing it again. Is there any fix to this. I see the newer models no longer use this rubber pad.
Re: Switch sticks for the ice and water. It wont shut off
Remove the water drain and the two screws behind it and lift up to remove the push button panel,unplug the push button panel. remove three screws holding the dispenser unit in place,sliding the water uotlet out of the way as you do. Next get to back of rubber cover and put a little lubricant(silicone lubricant would work,not too much, then test.Then test and reassemble. Burkes of Byron Ga and Orlando Fla.
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in the back of the fridge u have a water solenoid itll be blue probably it has a wire harness that goes to it pull the wires off of it and see if it has constantly got power to it if u dont then ur solenoid is stuck and needs to be replaced if it does have constant power to it ur push button is stuck in the front where u push fpr the water to come out u have to find the lil switch and see if it is hung up u may can tap on it to break it loose but if it is stuck its gonna have to be replaced hope this helps
Check the switch on the door that is pressed when you want ice or water. Is it safe to assume ice and water are dispensed using the same 'button' for both? I have seen on some models that the switch is activated whenever you push a glass/cup against a 'soft' pliable area. If it were my problem, being the do-it-yourselfer that I am, I would find the wiring harness connection point for at portion of the door, remove the connector and touch a jumper to the connector wires to see if the switch is bad. A switch works by closing (shorting) two contacts together and the typical door switch, in this case, is a momentary closure switch.
Had the same problem. If there is ice in the bin make sure the ice bin is in all the way. there is a
drive gear in the back that has to be engaged. If the
bin is emty open the little door where you can see
if there is ice, on the left you will see the square
end of the ice maker unit. Slip your fingers under
the front face, palm of your hand facing up so you
can feel the bottom of the front of the unit. Over
to the left you will feel a button that you can not
see. Just push it in for a few seconds and the unit
should start. One other thing, make sure the limit
switch is pulled down, thats the plastic on the
wire which shuts the unit off if it is full. Good Luck.
I had this problem with a similar refrigerator. The problem was the slide switch burns itself especially if you slide it from ice to water while holding the glass in to get ice and water into your glass. Better to slide it to ice, press the glass in to get ice, release the glass to stop the ice, slide the switch to water, then press the glass in again to get water. I "fixed" mine by removing the control panel and soldering some of the connections on the slide switch together so that we now have no crushed ice function, but the ice cubes work again. You can also replace the circuit board in the control panel to restore it to like-new operation. I could not find a place to order just the slide switch.
Not sure if this is the same problem with your unit, but sounds the same.
Although I don't have this problem, I took my dispenser apart tonight for a different reason. Moving the lever with the glass actuates a mechanical switch. It's a really simple mechanism. If I were you, I would check to see if that mechanical switch is sticking. Maybe someone had a glass of soda or something sticky, which splashed up there when they got ice. That could be enough to gum it up.
Taking it apart was not tough. The plastic border pulls right off. Then the assembly that has the buttons and lights on it can be removed by pushing it downward enough so that it clears the plastic holders, and then you just pull the top edge towards you. At that point I unplugged the fridge so I couild disconnect some connectors. Then 4 screws gets the whole glass switch assembly out. You should be able to inspect the mechanical switch operation at that point to see if it is sticking.
The lever is activated by a switch that opens the valve when you push it with a glass. The switch and/or the solenoid is the problem. as it was just taken out of storage, look at the switch behind the glass lever. You may be able to un-stick it by hand.
It is possible. When you put hit your glass against the paddle to you hear the switch click? And can you still select between water, cubed, and crushed ice? Also does the light by your glass come on when you but your glass against the paddle?
When you put your glass on the paddle it pushes in a microswitch. That microswitch will power the light if it is working and also sends power to the board you are talking about to dispense ice or water depending on what you have selected.