The ice maker doesn't seem to be getting any electricity, when I hold the infrared sensor to on and turn the little screw deals it doesnt rotate the ice maker or turn on the water flow. Not sure how to trouble shoot it further and cant find any schematics or wiring diagrams to test for power. Thanks for your time. -Jamie
On these machines their is a thermostat that tells the ice maker that it is cool enough to turn on rotate and turn the waterflow on.Their are 2 different types of machines.Some machines pull cool air from the top of the machine downward in between the back of the machine and the wall and then out the bottom of the machine or even worse some machines pull cool air from the bottom of the machine upward in between the wall and the back of the machine and then out the top of the machine.The thermostate is either located on the bottom of the machine or on the back of the machine.You should clean all the dust bunnys and debrie from the back and bottom of the machine (make it look new).This adds to the airflow also sometimes when installing the machine people pull off the cardboard from the back of the machine this is usually at the bottom of the machine.If this has happened just cover it with some cardboard and some duck tape.You should be able to put a 4x4 inbetween the back of the machine and the wall.Do not stack or limit the stack of stuff on the top of the machine.The freezer should be in between 32 and 35 degrees this maters even if it is off a degree or 2 the machine may not work.It may take a little wile for the machine to cool down enough for the ice maker to kick on.A simple thermamitor would be nice for testing the temp.This is only one option and it may work or it may not but hey it is cheep
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Hello If the ice maker light is stuck on full, most likely the Infrared sensor may have shorted out due to water seeping into either the infrared emitter or receiver or both. It is an easy fix. It is best to replace both the infrared emitter and receiver diodes. You can find 2 terminal/lead infrared emitter and receiver diodes on ebay or your local electronics store for cheap. Please ask the guys at the store that they are spectrally matched to each other. You just need to remove the old ones inside the ice maker and replace them with the new ones from ebay by soldering them on. If you cannot do this then best to take it to a local electrical store to get them to replace these for you.
One of the causes of ice maker not producing ice is a bad solenoid valve allowing water to pass by and causing the water line to freeze inside the freezer. In other words, if the valve is not holding very well, it will allow water to pass in the line that supplies water to the ice maker. A small drip will ensue and slowly freeze in the line and eventually turn into an ice plug that will prevent water from filling the ice tray. Thawing out the freezer will not solve the problem, you will have to replace the solenoid valve.
P.S.Test the solenoid valve coil and disconnect the line from the valve to verify that it is not allowing water to pass when not energized. Test the infra red module according the manufacturer's instructions if you have them at hand. If the solenoid valve is good and the infrared sensor system is bad , replace it (Infrared system) . The ice maker should be the last part to consider for replacement at this time.
I found David's solution very helpful and I'll just add to it. Take out the top freezer door-- it just slides out and up. I had a bunch of stuff on the little shelf on the actual door and I had to take some of it off first. The big bottom drawer stays on. The little foam piece was on the floor of the freezer so I picked that up and can see how the little sensor part fits into it. Next, I put a chair next to the open bottom drawer, sat on it and leaned back onto and into the big drawer. I had to torque my head to actually get right under the ice maker. I am 5'5" so I don't know the heck David did it! Anyway, there is a little "slot" next to the last ice cube mold closest to the door. This is where the foam piece goes in. The slot where this piece goes has some raised lines sticking out on each side-- I wouldn't call them brackets and the foam thing doesn't stay in well by itself. However, on the right side of the ice maker, near that last cube, is a little hook. So I slid foam piece up with the sensor tucked in, facing the ice cube mold. I wrapped the tail/wire around the bottom of the foam piece and also the hook, so that it kind of holds the foam piece up in there, kind of cradling it. That was my solution, we'll see if it works!
If water is also not com out of dispenser then filter should be changed. If water dispenses but ice ice is not being made, the sensor arm or infrared sensor may be stuck or blocked. If sensor is OK then ice maker needs service.
This happened to me after i had to move the freezer and it was unplugged for a while. When it was plugged back in the ice maker would not work.
Assuming both the ice maker itself and the rear water AC solenoid switch are actually not broken and are functional, and you are getting water from front door dispenser, then check the inside supply tube (black) is not frozen and blocked. Check with q-tip or feel to see if frozen.
If supply tube is frozen, thaw by holding up small full clear glass of heated water placing the frozen tube into the heated water. The clear glass will allow you to see when ice slips out.
Next try resetting the freeze cycle. Turn off the ice maker switch, remove the maker by carefully disconnecting the inside power cord. You will need to remove the inside door flap. Rinse the maker with warm water, allow to come to room temp.
Re-install maker, connect power cord. Turn on ice maker switch. Make sure Infrared sensor is not blocked. Now wait for temp change and listen for water to fill tray. It took maybe ten minutes for me. You will be able to hear the water fill with the door closed.
Each mold tray has a heating element that is turned on to free the ice cubes from the mold tray and allow them to fall into the ice bucket when the tray is rotated into harvest position. Sounds like that is not being turned on... or is defective..