I have large masses of ice forming in the freezer. It is right below the ice maker. It is just making huge pieces of ice in the main part of the freezer. Everything is still frozen, so I am not sure what is going on.
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have you checked it when it's filling to see if it's overflowing or the heater on the ice maker might not be shutting off and melting some of the cubes but you have to check,also it could be the water valve,see if there's an adjustment on the ice maker,look in your book,some of them have an adjustment,try to adjust it so less water is coming into the ice maker but to answer your question you might need a new ice maker or a water valve,the only way to tell is to watch it when it fills to see what's happening,you can pop off the cover to the ice maker and jump it out with a piece of wire,in the bottom right hand corner you'll see two holes close together,t and h stick the jumper wire in those two holes and the ice maker will start up,watch it until it fills,if it overflows try the screw to let less water into it,if that doesn't work then it's gonna be the water valve letting to much water come into the valve
Hi, If your ice maker has stopped making ice then you need to check these things. The lever that controls the ice maker has been pushed
up which turns it off. If you have a red lever, pull it down to the
wire and if you just have a wire then just pull down the wire to start
your ice maker up. Make sure the freezer temperature is below 10 degrees
F If the freezer is too warm ice production will be poor because the
ice maker will not cycle properly. The ice maker fill tube may have ice formed in it,
blocking it. Use a hair dryer to melt the ice. Watch out for the
plastic parts, so that you do not melt the plastic. Also check the
water inlet valve and the shut off valve, to make sure it is not
plugged with debris. The openings in those valves are very small. Check the gears in the ice makers to see if they are
broken or stripped. Also look to see if the ice rake is broken. All
parts in the ice maker are replaceable individually, If you find broken
parts replace them.
You will need to replace the termination thermostat. What sounds like is happening is. Every 8 to 10 hr. your freezer goes into defrost for a set period of time. There is a termination thermostat that senses the temp at you evaporator coil in you freezer. When you heaters come on they defrost the ice from your coil. once the termination thermostat senses the temp has gotten to a preset degree, it cuts the power to the heaters. This keeps the heaters from staying on the whole period and making your freezer warm. After the pre set time period the timer turns the compressor back on. What it sounds like is happening is the termination thermostat is not opening, cutting the heaters off. By not doing so, it's letting your freezer get above freezing, melting your ice some. When the timer advances into cooling again it freezes your ice together. I would say it's your water valve leaking but that would make large pieces of ice that the ice maker has trouble dumping and also sometimes a large chunk that does not look like cubs. That would also eventuallyfreeze the inlet tube closed..
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Yes you will need to take the screws that mount the Ice maker to the side of the freezer and unplug the cable plug that is hidden behind the back of ice maker. The only time that element is needed to become hot is the moments before the ice maker drops ice. Thanks, Sea Breeze
I have had the same problem with ice forming. I found the problem is from the ice maker. The water fill tube delivers water to a plastic piece that acts like a funnel. The water goes through this plastic piece into the ice maker. Ice forms in the plastic funnel piece causing the water to overflow into the ice bin and freezer.