Question about KitchenAid Architect 24.5 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Side-by-Side Refrigerator - Stainless-Steel
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The motor is behind the ice bin. Remove the ice bin and see if the motor will turn with out the load of the bin. If it will see if you can turn the augur in the bin by hand. It could be locked up by ice in the crusher or tunnel.
If the motor doesn't turn, test it to see if it gets voltage when you depress the switch. If it gets voltage and doesn't turn it's bad. It could also be two weak to turn a load.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
SOURCE: ICE MAKER WILL NOT MAKE ICE
The first thing to check is the freezer temperature. If it is allowed to go above 15 degrees the ice maker will lock out by design.
If the freezer is O.K. then follow these steps to isolate the problem.
First step is to take a small paper cup of water and fill the cavity until it is near full. With the ice maker turned on, close freezer door and wait 3 hours to see if it harvests. If not, the ice maker is bad, and must be replaced. If the cubes harvest then.......
1. The water supply from the house is not delivering water to the water valve. Shut off the house at the meter, disconnect the line going to the water valve, and with the line pointed into a bucket, have someone turn the valve back on for a 15 second count. The water should come out smartly. If not, the line and it's fittings will have to be replaced.
2. The fill tube from the back of the machine that feeds water into the back of the ice maker is frozen up. You will have to remove the ice maker to visually inspect that tube. If blocked, it needs to be defrosted, but use caution. Too much heat too fast will start to melt plastic and vinyl parts you don't want melted.
If this is the case, then once cleaned out, you will have to change the water valve located in the back bottom rear of the machine because it is leaking during the off cycle.
3. If everything checks O.K. up to this point, you will have to purchase and install a new water valve, and install it.
P.S. Under very rare occasions the electric circuity in the ice maker will fail to send a signal to the water valve. Although rare, it can happen, in which case the best option is to replace the ice maker and water valve.
Posted on Jun 13, 2010
SOURCE: ice maker works, but won't
Make sure the bucket is pushed back all the way so auger engages the motor. You may have to turn the auger by hand and push to line it up correctly.
Posted on May 10, 2011
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
The icemaker is 110v
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
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Posted on Sep 16, 2011
SOURCE: The ice maker makes ice
i have the same fridge... same problem, except not only does it not dispense ice, it also dosent dispense the water too. i recently had a power outage, and when the fridge was turned back on the digital warmer and colder setting have been flashing 0 non stop making it unable to set temps... any suggestions?
Posted on Dec 01, 2011
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