My Icemaker on my fridge is not working I just got this fridge from a secondhand place. When I hold down the Door Close button the red light goes off. I have had it on for like a day and no ice does this just take awhile or is it broken?
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Re: Icemaker Not working
No it should take about 24 hrs to get a full bin of ice. The most common problems with this style icemaker is the fill tube freezes which they have a replacement heated fill tube or the board on your freezer wall that pass a light through your ice bin to tell if its full or not stops working
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Is the cold water dispenser working? If not, does the filter need to be changed? Do you actually have water supply to the fridge?
Is the Ice bin empty? Is this your fridge, or are you renting and this was in place? If yours, do you have an Owner's manual with the troubleshooting tips? No manual, try manualslib.com Make model possibly year and serial number. If not yours, there should be a switch that turns the Icemaker on or off. A green light on the front of the drive mechanism near this switch should mean it does have power. No light, no power. There should be a mechanical switch that stops the Ice maker. If the bin is empty, the ice detection arm should be down If it is not down, It is stuck in the "bin is full" position. If these are not the problem, It may be the electrical valve for the Icemaker water supply is not operating, or has been disconnected, or is bad. I have found that one of the online "appliance parts store or sites" have been quite helpful in diagnosing problems and recommending parts and how to fix.
1. A cracked plastic tube. These will leak whenever there's a call for water - either the chilled water dispenser, or re-filling the icemaker tray (two seperate tubes). Pay particular attention to anywhere the tubes are clamped to the chassis; anywhere they're routed near or under the refrigeration unit; and near the solenoid valve - especially if there's a tight loop in the tube there.
2. A bad (leaking) connection where one of the tubes exits the water valve. Again, these will leak whenever the valve is activated.
Those plastic tubes don't last forever. I've replaced many of them for the same symptoms. They're known to simply deteriorate with age.
Manuf's make good money selling replacement tubing kits.
The auger arm in the back of the freezer should be rotating to test this hold the door switch in and push the dispise button down. If it does not even try it could be the control switch on the door. the auger motor is a 120v motor and relatively strong. You can test to see if you can manually turn the arm it should trurn stiffly. Its alsoi a chance you don't have the been in place correctly.
I think that I have a solution. Refridgerator side not cooling.
I read in the blogs that holding down the top two bottons(power cool & fridge) at the same time resets the refridgerator control panel.
I may have caused the problem by leaving the door open. If my above solution does not work, then I will defrost the frefrigerator just in case the coils are froze up. It works with my air conditioner.
When replaceing the highvoltage control board be careful to not handle it too much as nano voltages can burn it. Unplug before repair. Simply hook it up the way you unhooked it very easy and in the left back of the fridge. Now that it's installed plug fridge in and push back to wall. Look at model tag and write down your code something like 0304 most likely. Go to digital control hold down door alarm and freezer - minus button for 3sec. then let off door alarm now you should see PE flashing the fridge wants personality code (the one you have wrote down). Let off minus now it should show 0000 now push minus once more a decimal should show up 0.000 the decimal indicates what number your about to change. Move the decimal with freezer plus button and lower or higher number setting with fridge side buttons.Once your done hold down freezer minus till the numbers are flashing then open any door and close. Now the fridge should be working properly.Hope I helped
Possible problems could a bad water valve (dual valve), bad micro switch which is activated by pressing the button for water to come out. On some models the bracket that holds the micro switch could be broken not allowing the button to activate.
Use a cup of water and just fill the ice cube maker with enough water for the first batch and the sensor will then begin making ice again.
My ice cube maker stopped working after I changed the filter. After reading countless posts about wiring and defrosting and using a blowdryer into the fill line I emptied my freezer and fridge, then unplugged it. I got no results after two days. I finally just put some water in the ice cube maker (the metal ice cube tray below the white plastic fingers that forms the cubes) plugged it back in and closed the door for a few hours and it worked. I wonder if I needed to defrost the unit at all. It was working before I changed the filter, then the filter was full and stopped water from flowing (or decreased the flow dramatically anyway).