Ice maker still doesn't work but water does even after the upgrade kit was installed as recommended by Electrolux. The repairman even thought the water pressure at the door was less than normal but couldn't find a cause and afterward it was a little better but after 24 hours still no ice. Any ideas?
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Re: Ice maker doesn't work but water does
what this indicate is that the gas level of the compressor has drop when ever block has fail to form
what the technician need to check on is the gas level of the compressor ,that is he will have to read the gas level and refill the compressor and also make sure that there is no form of gas linkage from the condenser then the problem is solve. good luck and
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I understand that you are having trouble installing the ice maker kit, part# IM501. I see that you are curious if there is an extension for the water inlet tube. There is no extension. I suggest contacting your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to better assist in installing the ice maker kit for you. Hope this is helpful.
If your house water supply to the refrigerator is poor it is most likely the cause of the water dispenser and ice maker not working. If you hear the water valve humming when the water dispenser is depressed and no water is dispensed it is most likely poor or restricted water flow to the refrigerator.
If you live in an older home the water supply shutoff valve to the refrigerator is usually in the basement or under the kitchen sink. Many shutoff valves are called a saddle valve and the valve is secured onto a cold water pipe and as the valve is turned clockwise a pin punctures the water pipe allowing water to flow. Saddle valves often become clogged with minerals and can completely block water flow to the refrigerator,. If the valve is corroded on the outside it should be replaced. Ice maker installation kits are available at most hardware stores. Copper water line kits are preferred. Cost is under $25.00. If the Saddle valve is in good shape they can be taken apart and cleaned. Be sure to shut off the main house water and drain pipes before attempting to clean.
Newer homes may have a water box in the wall behind the refrigerator. Sometimes these can become clogged with mineral deposits as well.
To hook up an water supply to an ice maker falls under two catagories. The first being that a water supply valve is already present behind the machine and therefore all you have to do is get a water line, preferably a braided steel ice maker line that can be purchased at home depot or lowes. Then you just sonnect the water line to the water supply at the wall the to the water valve on the machine, located on the lower right or left side in the back. The second scenario is yoo don't have a supply line, and in that case your going to have to locate the nearest water line, most likely under the sink, and you'll have to run a line. They have an ice maker installation kit at home depot and lowes, and you may have to drill a hole through the cabinet to make the line unseen, or even through the floor and back up again. Either way its not a difficult task, just takes time and patience. Good luck.
The water inlet valve on the back of the unit where the water supply comes in can have a slow leak and will cause ice to buildup and block the fill tube. Disconnect the ice maker line from the valve and watch to see if it has a slow drip. It doesn't take much to eventually block the fill tube.
You have another plugged filter. That is why you ice cubes are hollow, the water is flowing so slowly into the ice maker, it does not fill up.
Recommend you install an external filter somewhere in the feeder line that connects to the rear of the refrigerator. The are surprisingly inexpensive, compared to the filter inside the new 'fridges. I recommend you buy a replacement external filter cartridge at the same time you buy the external filter kit. Of course you will need to change the internal filter one more time or bypass it per any instructions provided with your fridge.
The pressure from a reverse osmosis system is not sufficient to operate the ice maker water valve. A water valve requires a minimum of 20 pounds of pressure without a refrigerator water filter, and 35 pounds of pounds of pressure with a refrigerator water filter. Manufactures do dot recommend installing an R/O system on the water supply to a refrigerator. The pressure may have been higher from your old system.
Ice storage bin needs to be emptied and washed.Unsealed packages in the refrigerator and/or freezer compartments may be transmitting odors/tastes to the ice cubes. Interior of the refrigerator may need cleaning. Water chemicals. Installing an in-line filter can help with many odor/taste complaints. An open box of baking soda in the refrigerator section can help with preventing the transmitting of food odors. This is a common in-line water filter, they are fairly easy to install and usually come with instructions.
Even when your well or municipal water supply provides healthy, potable water to your ice maker, some impurities may remain. These can affect the smell or taste of the ice cubes, and therefore the beverages in which you serve them. A taste and odor water filter on the incoming water-supply line--such as our charcoal "Universal Replacement Water Filter"--can help a lot. Also, over time, the ice cube bin can absorb difficult-to-remove odors from the freezer. Some manufactures recommend that you replace the bin every 2 to 3 years, whenever it seems to be retaining objectionable odors and transferring them to the ice cubes.