Mold is flaking causing a little overflow problem i guess i have to replace the whole unit i am curios as to why the flaking is causing the overflow and why a whole new unit is necessary i'm not cheep i just have to explain to the wife why i'm spending over 100.00 to fix it and at the same time kind of sound like i know what i'm talking about by the way thenks to woody 39 for the 1st solution appreciate it
The flaking probably has nothing to do with it overflowing. Hard water build up on the metal exposed by the flaking may cause dripping. It will wick the water right out. The overflow is more than likely a burned printed circuit on the back of the drive gear. The flaking is because they don't build them like they used to. The good ol days are gone.
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Hello. Refrigerator manufacturers do not recommend any cleaner for use on their ice makers molds other then wiping the surface of the ice maker with a mild detergent. The coating on the mold can be damaged with caustic chemicals. If you are needing to clean the cube mold on this ice maker because it is flaking or has a mineral buildup on it, the best course of action is to replace the icemaker. Here is one that is fairly inexpensive.
Make sure the water is not splashing out the fill tube rather than the icemaker. Sometimes ice forms in this tube and causes the water to shoot over the tube and run down. You could also try turning the water faucet valve down a bit. Your water pressure could be too high and it is filling too fast. Last thing if you have very hard water the cubs could be sticking in the mold tray and not releasing. When the icemaker fills again there is still ice in ther causing the icemaker to overflow.
To assist ice from popping out of the frozen mold of the icemaker it is coated with nonstick teflon,just like the teflon on your cookware.That teflon is flaking off of the icemaker mold and the icemaker must be replaced.All you need to do to replace it unscrew it from the side freezer wall,unplug it and instatll new one. The part number is 4317943 you could purchase it at your local appliance parts store on online at; searspartsdirect.com repairclinic.com apdepot.com assuredparts.com appliancepartspros.com
did it sound like someone snoring in your freezer? that is your icemaker trying to eject cubes, and that noise in and of itself, is nothing to be worried about, that is normal. however, if your icemaker was failing to produce ice, when your husband removed the icemaker, was it near overflowing with ice, or did it look like it just had what would be a normal amount, i.e., the ice in the mold was little more than helfway. if it seemed like it was a normal amount of ice, then the heater on the bottom of the icemaker failed, replace the icemaker. if you had an abundance of ice in the icemaker, you may have a problem with either your water vavle solenoid not closing completely, or the icemaker motor itself is slow, causing the valve to be open too long. without checking it personally, i cant advise either way
Make sure the fill tube is in the watercup. There should be a clip holding the tube downward. Or check for flaking in cubes or in the icemold. That could force the water over the mold. If thats the case then you will have to replace the icemaker.
there might be a crack in the mold of the icemaker. you can unplug the fridge and take out the icemaker. there should be three 1/4" screws holding it in place. visually inspect the icemaker mold the see if its cracked or flaking. if it is, the icemaker needs replacing. hope this helps.
dirt, dust, or mold. could also be the tubing insulation flaking off. either way, open it up and clean it out. the dirt, dust, and flaking insulation can restrict air flow through the coils and cause the ac to not function properly. if it is mold, it's can cause sickness (legionaire's disease). do not use chemicals on the coils. it might be best to replace the ac alltogether. to prevent mold: when installing the ac, make sure the unit is slightly tipped towards the outside. any condensation that collects on the coils will drain out. failure to do so will result in water pooling inside, and this can cause mold.
You need to check and make sure the fill tube is pointing down into the watercup. A clip would hold it down. Then if thats ok do you have flakes in the ice? If yes then replace the icemaker. If no then you need to check the mold to see if the teflon is peeling off the mold.
I doubt the mold would crack. Do you see flaking in the ice? Or remove front cover on icemaker and check to see if the gears are corroided. If so it might be the faceplate needs to be replaced. Now depending on your model to remove icemaker you have 3 screws there is 2 screws on the side wall. FIRST remove the back panel and pull the sensor tube out and also disconnect the wires for the icemaker. There will be alumalastic on the bottom of icemaker and it needs to be replaced when you remove the icemaker.
By replacing the faceplate you will correct 2 of possible problems. Part#150