We took out the ice cube maker because it was not allowing ice cubes to be dispensed. We had to chip out the ice and then put it back in. After we did this, the next morning we noticed that water was on the floor and we saw water spraying out in the freezer when the ice maker tried to work. What is going on? Did we break something?
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1. Keep freezer temp setting @ 5 degree.2. Check water supply with full pressure (Back of regrigerator) 3. Confirm shut off arm is not struck due to huge cubes stored in bucket. If so, please remove ice cubes.4. Check solenoid valve which allows water flow whenever required to ice maker is working. Please follow the steps also given hereunder.
Close the freezer door completely. The dispenser will not work while thedoor is open. Place the ice bin in the proper position. Avoid placing ice inthe bin that was not made by the ice maker. The cubes may jam in the deliverychute. If ice is jammed in the delivery chute, remove it with a plastic utensil.Discard the ice in the bin and wash it if ice has melted around the auger. Drythoroughly before replacing it. Wait three minutes if the dispenser stopsdispensing ice after the arm has been held in for a long time. The dispensermotor will reset and will begin to dispense ice again.
Sounds like it has a " seeping " water valve . Only thing to do is replace the water inlet valve . There is a certain amount of water to go into icemaker at fill . A seeping valve will let water continually drip into icemaker , making large cubes which icemaker cannot dump . A larger amount of seeping , will overfill the icemaker , and drip into the freezer and floor .
Ice cubes freeze from the outside, so the center of the cube is the last to freeze. Ice is pure water, only H 2 O, so as the ice cube freezes, all of the dissolved minerals are pushed to the center. Near the end of the freezing, there isn't much water left in the center of the cube, so these minerals become very concentrated, and they form the "white stuff" – the technical name is precipitate. The hardness minerals that cause the "white stuff" are not toxic.
You said,It chops ice when dispensing but won't just dispense whole cubes. Any suggestions on how to fix it?
1. If the cubes dispense, but not whole cubes, there is not a enough water pressure. 2. r there is a restriction in the water line to the ice maker. 3. OR the fridge may not be level. 4. Is there a water filter and has it been Changed in the past 6 months?
Here are 4 reasons mentioned in the repair manual.
Shutoff arm in the off position Ensure the shutoff arm
is down and not in the raised position. If in the raised the position,
the ice maker is in the off position and will not cycle. Faulty Harvest Thermostat There is a thermostat
inside the ice maker that will close when the ice maker mold reaches the
proper temperature. If the thermostat is not closing, the ice maker will
Freezer To Warm The ice maker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer in not below 12 degrees. Ensure proper temperature in freezer.
No water getting to ice maker The water inlet valve is
the control device that allows water to enter the ice maker. It is
energized during the last 5-8 seconds of the harvest cycle. During this
5 to 8 second period, there should be 110v across the two wires
connected to the valve . If there is power supplied to the valve and
the valve does not open to allow water to flow, the valve is defective.
if power is being supplied to the valve and water is flowing through it
freely, it could be that you water supply line or inlet tube have
frozen solid. These can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer.
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I have the same problem. It turned out to be a problem with the doors. When my kids go to get a snack and close the fridge door (read slam the door) the air pressure pops the seal open on the freezer door causing the ice cubes to begin melting. The bottom items stay frozen (warm air rises). It took me a long time to work this out. Remove the ice maker tray. Remove the ice blob, being careful to put the u-shaped wire ice-level sensing wire thing, in the up position or the system will dump ice and water all over the freezer. Put all back clean and dry and buy a velcro adhesive strip and install it on top of the freezer door to prevent the door from always blowing open. Hope this helps
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