Question about Refrigerators
a ice-maker problem.The rotating arm should stop.But still there is
no ice been made this indicates that the problem is in the Thermostat as its
not sensing the water temperature and the procedure is not starting at all.get
the thermostat checked.If the thermostat is fine then its ice maker
To test the thermostat:--
The thermostat is located near the bottom of the support box. The thermostat is connected by two or three wires. Label the wire placement before disconnecting them. Remove the thermostat by loosening the clamp, by pushing back the retainer clips, or by removing the retaining screws.
Test the thermostat for continuity using a multimeter set to the ohms setting X1. Start by testing the thermostat when it has come up to room temperature (about 20 minutes after removing it from the freezer).
If the thermostat has two wires touch one probe to each wire. You should get a reading of infinity. Chill the thermostat in the freezer for about twenty minutes and retest. This time you should get a reading of zero (continuity).
If the thermostat has three wires, number them 1, 2 and 3. Test combinations 1 & 2, 1 & 3 and 2 & 3 and write down the results. Two of the combinations should yield a reading of infinity and one should yield a reading of zero. Now chill the thermostat in the freezer for about twenty minutes and retest. The combination that had a zero reading before, should now have a reading of infinity. One of the two other combinations should now yield a zero reading.
If the thermostat fails this test, it should be replaced.
Here's how ice makers work:
First, the ice maker signals the water-fill valve to open and flow into the ice maker tray the amount of water specified by the internal motor and switch.
When the water tray thermostat senses that the tray has reached a certain temperature, it signals the ice maker to begin ejecting the cubes.
The ice maker turns on the ice cube tray heater, which warms the tray enough for the ice cubes to move freel
Then the sweep fork rotates and pushes the cubes up and out of the tray. Or, if the ice maker has a push bar instead, it pushes the cubes up and out of the tray.
While the ice maker is dumping the cubes into the holding bin, the metal wire swings up to let the cubes drop down.
When the cubes have dropped, the wire goes back down, unless the holding bin is full. If the bin is full, the wire can't go all the way back down, which turns off the ice maker until there's room in the bin for more ice.
When the wire goes all the way back down, the ice maker refills with water and repeats the process.
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Posted on Jul 13, 2010
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Ice bin must be locked in place for proper ice dispensing. If necessary, turn auger driver behind ice bin counterclockwise to properly align ice bin with auger driver.
• Press the switch ON to activate ice maker. Slide bin into guide rails located on either side of the enclosure. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt. Raise the front slightly and push the ice bin completely in. An audible "click" is heard when the ice bin is located correctly.
• After freezer section reaches between 0° to 2° F (-18° to -17° C), ice maker fills with water and begins operating. You will have a complete harvest of ice
approximately every hour.
• Allow approximately 3 to 6 hours after installation to receive first harvest of ice.
• Discard ice created within the first 12 hours of operation to verify system is flushed of impurities.
• Stop ice production by pressing the ON/OFF switch located on the front of the ice maker.
• The first one or two batches will probably contain undersized and irregular cubes because of air in the supply line.
• When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal for several cubes to be joined together at the ends. They can easily be broken apart. The ice maker will
continue to make ice until the supply of ice cubes raises the ice maker arm, shutting the ice maker off.
• Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles of the ice maker. The motor may have a slight hum, the cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage bin and the water valve may click or "buzz" occasionally.
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