The icemaker wont drop ice and it has a loud hum plus the light in the door flashes. It does make ice but we are afraid the motor is going to burn up. We have switched off the icemaker but it still hums and flashes. Any thoughts on what could be happening?
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Re: motor noise and flashing light
The problem you may be having is an ice build up. Defrost the unit and take out the back wall of the freezer. Cut the insulation off as in the picture and it will solve the problem. What happens is a little bit of water gets trapped and then over time it becomes a massive ice ball that can block the fan. First you hear the ticking noise and then you get ER FF error.
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sounds like the evap fan is hitting something.. or is loose and making noise... I would remove the cover in front of the fan and take motor out and reinstall it making sure all washers and grommets are in place...but I would look for ice build up first, this could indicate a defrost problem..... hope this helped ken
if your lights burned out recently and the digital temp read-out is now dark also,burned out lights will cause a power surge and will destroy the main-board circuit trace(mother-board), it is located in the back side of the refrigerator, in a small plastic case,when you remove it you will see a burned spot on the circuit board and the loud clicking sound is a relay on the board trying to latch to light the bulbs and operate the unit
The red light is supposed to flash. The number and frequency of flashes is a diagnostic tool we use to determine what is wrong if the icemaker is not working. If your icemaker is not working, count how many flashes before it rests, and let us know. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Usually a stripped gear or a bad icemaker motor. Remove the icemaker front cover by using a flat screwdriver to pry it off between the bottom of the icemaker and the cover. Inspect the icemaker to see if the large white plastic gear has any broken teeth or is cracked in the middle. The motor is in the 10:00 position of the white gear. If the gear is ok, and the noise is coming from the motor, replace the motor.
After unplugging the refrigerator you can remove the motor assembly by removing three screws in the mounting plate, and then two screws holding the motor on. The parts house also sells the complete icemaker, however your refrigerator is already 29 years old if I am reading your model number correctly. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Hi, Remove the ice bin. With the freezer door open, push the door button and then push the ice dispener button to see if the auger motor is turning. If it does turn, check and see if there is something in the ice bn blocking the auger. Please try this and let me knwo.
That sound is usually your icemaker calling for water. you can turn off your icemaker by lifting the little arm on the icemaker. As the icemaker calls for water the valve will be activated and will hum. This sound is usually not very loud. If your valve is making that much noise you may consider replacing the valve. The part number for you water inlet valve is #2315533 The retail price is $60.18 . I do have these on hand and available to ship out today if you need one. Please just let me know. You may also consider replacing your filter if your refrigerator has one. Thanks and I hope this will fixYa Michael Anderson Anderson Appliance (865)945-3808
before i would worry about the lights flashing lets pull the front cover off of the icemaker and verify that the drive gear is not broken.
on the bottom of the icemaker is 1 screw. remove that screw then just slide the entire icemaker out of the refrig so that you can access the front cover. if the gear is broken just replace the front motor module pt# 8201515
if the gear is fine then located in the toe grille of your refrig is a tech sheet that will help you troubleshoot red light blinking.