Question about Refrigerators
An ice maker, as you all know is an appliance in your refrigerator's freezer that makes ice cubes. The ice maker receives water through a quarter inch pipe placed behind the refrigerator, which in turn is connected to the water pipe and tap valve. As and when water is needed, the valve lets the water flow through a fill tube into the ice maker assembly and thus, the water gets frozen into ice cubes. A thermostat is attached to the ice maker to monitor the temperature. Once the ice is ready, the ice cubes are pushed by the ejector blades into a bin till it is full. Now that you are aware about the functioning of an ice maker, you need to identify the ice maker problems that might be causing trouble.
With your ice maker not working properly, you might be wondering the reason behind the malfunctioning of your ice maker. Several factors could be involved in case your ice maker is not making any ice at all. It might be caused due to a defect in the water supply line. It could be possible that the water valve isn't getting any water. Check the water line at the back of the freezer for any blockage. Look for the water shut-off valve placed behind the refrigerator or under the sink and turn it off.
Next step would be to unscrew the copper line located at the back of the refrigerator. Now place the copper line in a bucket and turn on the valve to check if pressurized water comes out. The problem could also be linked to a defective tap valve. You could have it replaced. Since, freezer temperature can also be responsible for ice maker malfunctioning, make sure the freezer is not too warm.
Posted on Sep 07, 2010
The Ice Level Arm has two plastic inserts, one on each side, make sure the inserts are in place. If not, that is the reason why the Arm keeps falling off. Click on the link below for a picture of the Ice Level Arm and the inserts.
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Posted on Sep 08, 2010
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