Ice maker not working but are getting water from dispenser.
Just this last week the refrig was making a funny noise. Noticed that the ice maker is no longer making ice and the arm is down in the make ice mode. The arm starts to rise but nothing happens. We are getting water from the dispenser though. Any thoughts. Much appreciate it.
Re: Ice maker not working but are getting water from...
IF YOU HAVE THE SAME FREEZER AS MY MOM HAS THEN I MAY CAN HELP YOU OUT. FIRST OFF WHEN YOU OPEN THE FREEZER PORTION (SIDE BY SIDE STYLE) YOU WILL SEE THE ICE DISPENSER. TAKE THE PART OFF WHERE IS SHOWS YOU: TO MAKE ICE MAKE SURE ARM IS DOWN AND TO STOP MAKING ICE RAISE ARM. THAT IS A COVER THAT WILL COME OFF WITH NO TOOLS NEEDED. ONCE YOU OPEN THIS YOU WILL SEE A METAL FRAME WITH A WHEEL IN THE MIDDLE THAT SAYS DO NOT TURN BY HAND. LOOK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WHEEL AND SEE IF THE ROD IS BROKEN (FOR EXAMPLE MY MOMS HAD A CLIP ON THE ROD THAT WAS BROKE AND WOULD NOT ALLOW THE DIAL TO SPIN WHICH THEN MAKES THE ICE MACHINE SCOOP THE ICE OUT OF THE BOX) CHECK THIS WHEEL TO SEE IF IT IS STILL IN TACT. THIS COULD BE YOUR PROBLEM.
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Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then
try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell
you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice
maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear
it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube
it will freeze.You can take the water
line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
You need to check and see if ice maker has any water init. if not check the fill tube that goes thru the back wall for stoppage while you have it out rin the maker thru a harvest mode and listen for the sounds of the solonoid opening. If tube is full you'll need to replace the slow leaking valve a common problem. for parts call 704-819-6557
some models of this refrig have a lcok out feature on the dispenser look for a padlock symbol on the dispenser console and make sure its unlocked. if it s not locked out you may have a broken switch bracket behind the console cover. when you press the levers listen very closely and you should hear a click noise letting you know the dispenser switch has activated. Let me know if you have any further questions thanks Peyton
try forcing the cycle by manually triggering the cycle a few times. Sometimes you can detach the trip arm or turn the tray by hand by disconnecting it from the gear. There may have been a switch bumped to turn it off or the switch somehow jammed. Maybe check for freeze-up. If there is water in it, it's going somewhere.