Question about Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator
Hello, something is holding your Ice Slab at the bottom from your description.
Some causes are
1 Dirty - scaled up evap, or just dirty w muddy covering,
2 the vacuum breaking holes are stopped up If it is making a sla with the evaporator warm no ice take a flashlight and hold it where its shining to the back of the evap and look for the light on the cube forming slots next to the ones your shining the light into Upper corners of each hole must be open.
3 The slab is freezing uneve most like cause is a stopped up distributor tube at the top thats feeding the water down the evaporator.
4 On some models they had a closer fitting water curtian (the cover in front of the slab) and the top of the sheet touched this and caused the slab to stay upright and continue the "slide" forward.If your curtian is of the older style and has metal hooks on it with vertical slots n the curtian look at the slots and see if the slots are worn making the whole curtian slide down ward I have seen this several times.4B On some older models there is also a plastic coated wire diverter on the bottom infront of the evaporator. If the plastic coating is gone or the bottom or is not even, the slab could hang up there. 4C If you have the newer plastic pins make sure they are seated in the mounting properly.
5 Nickel plating could be coming off (any copper color on the lower 1/3 of the evaporator?).
6 I have seen some of the horizontal plates them selves be loose and not in flush try pushing and pulling on them especially the ones at the bottom. Any that are loose and coming out is your problem.
This lengthy extrapolation is by no means all of the possibilities but most of the common ones.
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool side
Humm thats a good one, but I will try to help you out. First off you say the icemaker is new, so does that mean you bought the icemaker and installed it on the refrigerator. Or is the refrigerator new and it has an icemaker. If you installed the icemaker new on an older refrigerator you can have a few problems. Most likely the freezer is not getting cold enough for the icemaker to cycle on its own. Especially if you are peaking in every few minutes like I would be doing. The icemaker will start a new cycle when the temperatur hits 0 degrees. If the freezer is only getting to 5 degrees the icemaker will not cycle. In that case the problem would be with the refrigerator not the icemaker. If the freezer is getting to 0 degrees then you may want to take that icemaker back and get a replacement. Good luck and I hope I helped. firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on May 02, 2008
SOURCE: Ice not dropping
Press the little button on the bottom right of the ice maker and clear the tray of ice. The maker has to be turned on for the tray to tilt and empty. This corrected the problem for me. The freezer side may have been left open and and the ice maker filled the tray while the door was open, I suspect.
Posted on May 14, 2009
There could be many reasons for this problem. Because you said the ice maker stopped with ice in the trays leads me to focus on the ice maker alone. I will try to get some photos and links when I return. Sea Breeze
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
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SOURCE: Hi, I have a Whirlpool
Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly
Often ice maker issues are a symptom of an automatic defrosting problem OR a leaking (dripping / bypassing) ice maker water valve.
First off you should try and prove that there are no un-necessary water leakages by doing the following:
1. Turn the icemaker OFF
2. Remove the plastic line where it connects to the thru the cabinet water tube by pinching the clamp and pulling down on the plastic tube.
3. Place end of the plastic tube into a bucket for about 12 hours. At the end of 12 hours check the bucket for ANY water. If there is a noticable amount of water (more than 1 oz) the water valve is leaking water by the valve diaphram seat. The only remedy for this is to change the units water valve assy.
As far as a possible automatic defrosting problem..... soft ice cream is a symptom along with that of low ice production.
The evaporator coils get a substantial amount of ice build up on them and then the airflow in the freezer compartment is restricted resulting in a change in the freezer comprtment temp. If you do have an automatic defrosting problem you will soon notice noise from the evaporator fan as the ice build up encroaches into the fan blade path. Additionally the fresh food compartment will warm up.
The ice maker will not cycle until it reaches 16 to 15 deg F. The ice maker harvest cycle is started when the ice maker thermostat closes and advances the ice maker module.
Do the water in the bucket test and then look for signs of ice build up on the evaporator coils.
If neither of the above manifest / present then download this manual and follow the troubleshooting procedures:
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Posted on Sep 17, 2010
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