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Ice maker hung in defrost mode ,no water comes in andcube mold is hot

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Refridgerators that DO NOT have electronic/digital controls have defrost cycle timers. When they fail it causes your kind of problem. Usually they are located in the area of the temp controls typically inside the back of the refridgerator.Probably have to remove the control knobs, you have to remove the plastic cover. If you can find it, gently turn it and listen for the compressor to come on. This tells you you have indeed found the problem. Most timers are less than $25. Labor is what is expensive.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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    i cannot find timer you refer to

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Some thing I would do if mine had a leak is secure the source of water. mine Is in the basement. it's a clear 1/4" tube with a small valve. once pressure is off I would try to isolate where it's leaking from.Usually water comes in on a high corner. My ice maker is on the left so the line comes in behind it. Tell me you have an ice maker. stop me if you don't have an ice maker... ok you do, good.
Now the supply branches off to cold water or ice maker. It gets the water cold as it passes through that area,then goes to the choice cut-out in the door. you may need to cheat the doors to watch things drip. Ask yourself is the water making the trip to the ice maker or has there always/recently been an issue. I had a weird prob last summer where the ice maker didn't work and there was water everywhere in front. Turned out the ice cubes mutated into an weird size that never let the small door shut; hot air from the room melted the weird size; next request for ice replaced the mutated size, keeping the small flap open and the vicious circle started again. Anyway that might not be your issue but (good memories) cheat the doors watch where it's dripping from. Get flashlight, it gets dark with the doors "shut" look for something to tighten. plus my big Cadillac LG came with a factory plug you could replace the filter with (is your filter installed correctly?) This plug Im talkin about seals everything off I believe, so It can be a useful tool to troubleshoot with... Good luck my polar friend~~~~SC door cheating refers to a way that the equipt thinks doors are shut so it acts normal, for troubleshooting only.

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Ice maker all of a sudden stopped working.


Remove the ice bucket and look for ice hung in the fingers. Use a hair dryer to melt a jammed ice cube. Keep at it till the fingers move free and advance to the next harvest cycle. If the ice mold is empty replace the water valve. If the ice mold is full replace the ice maker.

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The ice maker is making a funny noise, with either the wire shutoff arm raised or lowered. It is not making any ice and the noise sounds like a croaking frog... Any help would be great. Thank...


You might have some ice stuck in the mold. Pour some hot water into the mold area with a turkey baster and see if this helps. Be sure to clean up any excess water in the mold area by soaking it up with dry paper towels. There should be no noise coming from the ice maker if it is off, so it's probable in a harvest mode.

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1. Check that Bailer Arm is DOWN
2. Put finger up in Ice Maker Mold and check to see if there is Water Filled in the Ice Cavity (just where the ice is pushed up and out of the Ice Maker Mold)
3. If no water.... Take about 4 screws off Ice Maker and take out, careful to not tear rubber hose in back in Freezing Compartment.
4. Defrost the Ice Maker and reinstall
5. Make sure the Bailer Arm is Down
6. Listen and be sure the water is filling the Ice Maker
7. Allow it time to freeze and dump the load

If that does not do it... Contact me again for the next step.

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Since you said the water supply is shut off, the likely culprit is a clogged drain tube that connects the defrost tray to the water collection pan for evaporation at the bottom of the fridge.

The source of the clog is usually either mold growth or more likely, ice build up. Regardless of which, if you access the defrost heater in the freezer section, you can thaw ice that has collected in the tray and if needed, use a turkey baster to direct a hot stream of water at the point the hose attaches to the tray and treat the hose for mold, below.

Once cleared of ice, mix a small amount (5 or 6 oz) of water and 1/2 to 1 ounce of bleach and direct down the tube to kill any mold / growth. Be careful not to use to much or overflow, as clean up will be difficult due to the bleach mixture.

The next thing to do (if icing up) is to determine why. A careful check of the defrost circuit should be done. Otherwise, you'll be doing this over - and it may start to affect the temperatures in the frozen and fresh food sections of the fridge.

I hope this helps!

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GE side x side When ice maker switch is on, freezer warms up


It sounds like the ice maker is stuck in the harvest ( dump ) mode , in the area of mold heater activation . This area , heats up the ice mold to unfreeze the cubes , and keeps rotating to dump the cubes . This heater , gets hot enough to actually burn you if you touch the mold .
I would remove the 2 screws holding the ice maker , unplug from the ice maker receptical , and replace the ice maker .

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GE Side by side Refridgerator (Artica) model PSC25MSTA. Freezer and refer side not cold. Noticed coil under ice maker hot. Did a test on ice maker per GE web site instructions, Tested OK. Noticed cold...


No,what it appears to be isthe evaporator is freezing over and hindering air flow. The water under the ice maker is actually condensation because the ice maker is colder than the cabinet temp. The unit should have an automatic defrost so it appears it is cycleling through yhe defrost. Unless you call out a tech to set the defrost timer, all you can do is unplug it and defrost in its own. Was the door ajar for any period of time? not completely closed? That will also do it because of humidity. The moisture in the air will freeze. The refrigerator side cools from bleed over from the freezer.

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there should be a drain at the bottom under drawer. I suspect that it is obstructed. When unit goes into defrost mode ice melts and refrezzes due to obstruction

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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan.


Your drain tube may be stopped up with ice at the upper end because it drains too slow because it's stopped up at the lower end in the evaporator pan under the unit at the floor. It can get dust and mold in it. Once you get the ice out at the top a little pressure with a turkey baster will usually clear it out. Flushing it out with hot water and clorox may help.
Make sure it drains quick enough to prevent refreezing. . The drain should be located below the evaporator coils on the lower back of the freezer.

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Is the freezer cold enough? Should be close to 10 degrees.
Is there water or ice in the ice mold? If not put water in it and see if it dumps the ice after it’s frozen. If there is ice, lift the cut off arm and let it drop to see if it will start.
If it does dump the ice but don’t refill with water.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.

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The only thing I can think of is your icemaker heater is staying on. When your icemaker goes into a harvest mode, (dumping ice and then re-filling with water) there is a "U" shaped heater (located on the under side of the icemaker) that comes on to release the frozen cubes from the icemaker mold. If this heater is continuously hot, it will cause temperatures in the freezer to rise.

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