The icemaker, ven in the "off" position makes this whining noise. It sounds like it's trying to eject the ice (I think) Some of the cubes came out and then the tray was refilled but it still is making that noise every few minutes. I'm not very dependent on the icemaker is there a shutoff switch to end this irritating noise or does it need repair?
My icemaker began making a CONSTANT grinding-whining noise, as if trying to dump ice (on Sunday morning at 4am, of course). After repeatedly raising the arm which had no effect on the noise, and before smashing the fridge into oblivion, I accesed FixYa's website. The suggestion to unplug the wire harness was an INSTANT FIX to the annoying sound! Now I can wait in peace and quiet for the repair man to come out next week...
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Re: Icemaker noise and malfunction
On the back wall just above or under the fill tube youl find the wire harness , simply unplug the ice maker, while your at it 3 1/4 screws mount the ice maker to the side wall, youll have more room in freezer by removing it
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i see no make and model # for your unit for i would check the internet for service manual, if the unit works when you power the solenoid manually than there is a censor or driver output transistor to the solenoid is defective and you will require a manual to service this problem, this problem location is on the control board or censor input to the board
It sounds like you have a bad icemaker. Usually when the arm is clicking its the gears that are stripped out. Feel in the icemaker if theres cubes frozen in there then you know the icemaker is definitely bad. With the arm in the up position it will not make cubes at all that is the off position for the icemaker. Hope this helps _MJ_
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
I have a Kenmore Elite Trio and the freezer was making a
frog sound. I found the solution.
My model number is 596.75523400.The sound will stop when the freezer is
opened.It will stop again when the
freezer drawer is open and the light switch is pressed to turn off the
light.The ice drawer was full but it
had stopped making ice.
Here is the fix in less than 10 minutes using only a
out the two freezer baskets
the freezer door from the two slide tracks.
the icemaker electric connection at the back wall.Depress the clips on the side of the
plug and wiggle it loose.
are 3 screws that attach the icemaker to the left freezer wall.Remove the lower screw and unscrew the
top two about ½ way out.
the icemaker up so the slots slip over the 2 screws.
the icemaker in the sink and run a bit of water on the frozen cubes until
they fall out.
the screwdriver and check the water inlet hose/pipe for ice that obstructs
the flow of water into the ice maker.
using the 3 screws and plug in the electric connector. Make certain the water inlet tube is
positioned thru the retaining hole before you remount the screws.
first ofall just feel around the icemaker and see if you can find a peice of ice jamming it that you can remove. if that doesnt work heat it up with a blow dryer until any ice that is there will melt away and it will free up..
there is one other possibility: the stripper could be jammed against the side of the icemaker in which case you'll have to remove the icemaker from the refrig and unjam it..
sounds more like the heater in the ice maker is bad. The cycles of the ice maker are:
1. water comes in to fill ice maker.
2. water freezes in ice maker making.
3. heater comes on to help ice release.
4. motor comes on to eject the ice and start all over again.
if the heater doesn't come on the ice will not eject. replacing the icemaker is typically what needs to be done in this case.