Question about Frigidaire Freezers

1 Answer

We have a side by side and my husband cleaned out the ice cube tray. But now the motor for the ice maker keeps running. It stops when the door opens, but of course it has to close. I am afraid that the motor will burn out and we will loose our whole fridge. What do we do! I can't afford a new machine. We are both out of work.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • dwlasvegas May 01, 2010

    Hi, The model# FRS22ZRG

  • dwlasvegas May 01, 2010

    OK, so I took the toe kick off but i don't see a wire connector. I do have the corner piece directly under the door. Does that need to be removed? It looks like it is riveted on though.

  • dwlasvegas May 01, 2010

    No, I don't see anything on the top either.

  • dwlasvegas May 01, 2010

    Ok, thanks. Can you please email to dwlasvegas1@cox.net (adding the 1) I am having trouble with my other computer and I am having to run up & down the stairs. Thanks

  • dwlasvegas May 01, 2010

    Hi Phil, We found the wire connector and pulled it out. Is there anything else we need to do? Will this effect the Freezer at all? Is this expensive to get fixed?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 949 Answers

Have you tried to 'lock' the control panel on the outside of door where the ice is dispensed?

Can you send me the model number from the tag just inside the frig, this will help me when telling you what needs to be done.

Thanks!

Posted on May 01, 2010

  • 5 more comments 
  • Philip May 01, 2010

    Okay thank you. We are going to have to disconnect the power that operates the motor. The easiest way is right up front. Can you take the toe panel off the bottom below the doors, the grille that covers the coils. It should pull straight off. Then look on the left side just below the freezer door hinge there should be a wire connector, unplug that connector. Let me know when you get that far

  • Philip May 01, 2010

    You should not have to remove anything that is riveted. If the wire is not coming to the bottom it might be in the upper hinge under the cover.

    What we are trying to do if find the power wires to the dispenser front the feed into the door usually through the bottom hinge, but it may be on the top hinge on this model.


  • Philip May 01, 2010

    It is showing on the diagram it is on the bottom, but since you cannot see it, I thought we would take a chance on the top.

    We can go another route if you can't see the wires on the bottom. We can disconnect behind the dispenser panel. It would be best to unplug the refrigerator for this. I will pull up a picture and be right back to send to you.


  • Philip May 01, 2010

    Here is a link to a picture of your dispenser taken apart.

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...

    I will find the wire to disconnect and get right back to you


  • Philip May 01, 2010

    Once we get the dispenser front off we will need to disconnect the switch that activates when you put a glass under the chute

  • Philip May 01, 2010

    Fantastic! No this will only effect the dispenser for the water and ice

  • Philip May 01, 2010

    The part that has gone bad is about $30.00, it is getting to it that is a bear. It is one of the switches inside that dispenser housing. I am not sure which one it is, so it would have to be tested with a meter. That is what was taking me so long, I was trying to figure out by the wiring diagram and picture which switch it is.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Good day. My Samsung fridge/freezer SR-S22FTFB runs normal for the first few hours when been switched on, both fridge and freezer temperatures were set for (- 18 and 2), both fans are running and when


Hello Danie;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

The normal setting for a freezer is -2 to +2 degrees F., and the normal setting for the fresh food section is +35 to +40 degrees F.

You only have one source of cooling and that is your freezer. With the settings that you have, you are asking your unit to do what it is not designed to do.

The ice maker is struggling because if it is a cast steel ice cube mold, the heater beneath it is not designed for the current to break the ice cubes free @ -18 degrees F., or if you have a plastic flex ice cube mold it is too ridged to flex enough to break the ice cubes free. Normally your ice maker should dump 8-10 times in a 24 hour period.

A note on food storage. Make sure you do not overload your freezer of fresh food section to the point where food product extends beyond the edge of the shelves.

Nov 17, 2014 | Samsung Freezers

1 Answer

Managemylife com sears


check that the ice maker is not jammed with frozen ice
dont force the tines on the tray to turn . lightly geared clock.
can you hear the little clock motor running quietly wirrs
is the water running out the front ok
is the water frozen before the tray ,defroster issue then
hit it with a hair dryier for a few mins an see what it does when u close it .

Jul 25, 2014 | Samsung RSG307AARS - 30 cu. ft. Side by...

1 Answer

Ice maker will not separate ice cubes


Check if your water filter is up to date, if not check if the ice maker has the option to choose the side of the ice cubes, if so, set it up to medium side.

Apr 05, 2013 | Samsung RF217ACPN - 20 cu. ft. French Door...

1 Answer

Jen Aire Fridge ice maker fingers are below the


This one you have to take out the ice maker and run hot water from the kitchen sink into the tray to get the ice out. need model number if you want detail explaination how to. or just use a hair dryer that will work to!!! if fingers dont rotate after defrost ice then the gears are stripped, replace ice maker

Mar 27, 2010 | Jenn-Air Freezer Jenn Air Clear Cube Ice...

1 Answer

Fridge Freezer model KA58NP90 Ice maker problem


What is most likely your problem is the crushed ice solenoid. This solenoid, which is located next to the auger motor behind the ice bucket, is failing to actuate when you request cubed ice. Its "home" setting is crushed, and actuates to allow cubes past the crushing mechanism in the bucket. To be certain its the problem, remove the ice bucket, and tape the door light switch in the closed position. actuate the ice dispenser lever, for both cubed and crushed ice. you will see a square hole next to the rotating fork, when you select cubes, it should open. If it does open, there is something wrong with your ice bucket, perhaps the arm is broken, or the door inside bucket is off its snap in type hinge or broken altogether. If it doesnt open, replace the solenoid

Expert Refrigerator Repair Service in Chicago and Suburbs

Mar 20, 2010 | Freezers

1 Answer

Ice maker is making ice cubes AND pouring water


the apparatus that distributes the water into the tray had been knocked out of balance when taking the tray out. We pulled the ice maker and replaced the apparatus back in it's proper location .

Aug 07, 2009 | Freezers

1 Answer

Ice maker only fills the tray partially.


There is an adjustment, but first check your filters, including the one in the inlet of the control valve. To find the adjustment, take the cover off the front of the ice maker. On the side may be a little hole. Look for any 'increase' arrow or such. If not, use a small screwdriver to turn the adjustment a half turn and let it make a load of ice. If it gets smaller, go the other way, use small adjustments. If you can get the owner's manual, it will help a lot. Google your unit for one, you may be able to get it downloaded free from Whirlpool.

May 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Freezers

1 Answer

ICE MAKER MOTOR RUNS CONSTANTLY AND WONT' TURN OFF ICE IS FULL


It's not too difficult to remove the ice maker. A few screws and the unit will unplug from the fridge. Then you can see why the bar is not turning it off. If it's really broken, check pcappliance.com for parts or a replacement unit. Meanwhile the fridge can keep on working, and you can use trays to make ice.

May 03, 2009 | Jenn-Air Freezers

1 Answer

Thin Ice on Whirpool Ice Maker


Hi

If  The ice maker has completely stopped producing ice Check to see whether the ice maker has been turned off. Here's how to check. Look for a wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. On some units you simply lower the wire to the down position to turn the ice maker on. On others, you lower a small red plastic lever to lower the wire. If the wire is in the proper position check the freezer temperature, it should be between 0-8 degrees Fahranheit. If it is warmer than 10-12 degrees, the ice maker may not produce any ice. Check your door seals and thermostat, repair/replace as necessary.

The ice maker is producing ice poorly When an ice maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve. 

First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.


Please do rate the solution as "FixYa" if found useful and revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Apr 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Freezers

Not finding what you are looking for?
Freezers Logo

Related Topics:

58 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Freezers Experts

AJMAL KHAN

Level 2 Expert

382 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...