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How do I change the ice level on my side by side? She's not making enough ice.

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I'm not sure which one you have, but try this: Look for the area where the air passes from the freezer to the refrigerator side, in the wall somewhere between them. Make sure that there isn't something blocking the passage. This is a good place to start.
Regards,--W/D

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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Here are some basic tips for ice maker troubleshooting2_bing.gif...

Ice Maker Problems and Ice Maker Troubleshooting
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3876071-ice_maker_problems_ice_maker

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Posted on Jun 09, 2010

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It sounds like you have a defrost problem.

DEFROST PROBLEM
The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can't flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad, it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won't turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass(disconnect the two wires plugged into it and twist them together) the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it's bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it's in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

Posted on May 27, 2011

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SOURCE: HAVE GE PSS26MSRSS SIDE BY SIDE THAT WILL NOT FREEZE COLD ENOUGH OR MAKE ICE

Hi , you probably need a repairman to check the freon level and test the thermostat

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This is pretty generic without a model # but holds true with alot of them..this type of icicle is usually caused by water overflowing the ice mold of the ice maker module. The reason for the overflow could be that the ice maker module is not level. Check to see if it is tilting. This could be caused by loose screws or a warping of the liner on the side wall of the freezer.

If the ice maker is level, then the next cause could be that the ice maker is overfilling. There is an adjustment screw on the right side of the front of the ice maker module. You may have to remove the cover from the front of the module to access this screw. Turn the screw counterclockwise to decrease the water fill. Turning this screw one turn may decrease the water fill level in the mold enough to prevent the leaking. If not, you may need to make a second adjustment.

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Wicking of the water over the top of the ice maker mold caused by hard water deposits in the mold.

Leaking of the ice maker water solenoid valve.

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If the module is level and decreasing the water fill level does not solve your ice maker problem, then I recommend checking the ice mold for hard water deposits. If you find no deposits in the mold (or clean them and still have the same problem), then you will probably need a service technician to fix the ice maker. if you need more help, re-submit your question with additional details.
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