Question about Maytag Refrigerators
By design, the cubes are fused together when they form. The water enters only the rear of the ice maker when it is filling, and flows forward one cavity at a time, thus leaving a small section connecting the cubes together.
In theory, the force of ejecting the cubes, and falling into the bucket causes them to break apart.
It's not perfect, but usually works most of the time.
If the machine or ice maker is not level, it is possible some of the wells get more water than others, which could cause the cubes in one part to be too large and create the problem.
The other possibility, is the water valve in the bottom back of the machine to not close promptly during the fill cycle causing the well to fill too high causing your issue.
A very remote possibility usually associated with homes that use well water, is the water pressure is too high, adding too much water per cycle.
Unlike a cloths washer, the ice maker uses a simple timed fill method which is normally 7 seconds.
An outside possibility exists that it could be an internal problem with the ice maker itself, but I've never seen that as an issue.
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
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refrigerators are made by Whirlpool and what you have happening is common with a
couple possibilities. Most likely the W10245167 Water Inlet Valve
is not shutting off after the fill time of about 7.5 seconds. If this is
happening the water will slowly fill the
ice maker tray above the lever that it should and causes the ice to connect together
on the top thus not allowing the cubes to be harvested because they are
basically welded together as a whole piece. And the other possibility is the
ice maker itself is needing an adjustment of the water flow time. Below I will
post a Icemaker
Repair video telling how to adjust the
time and other things to look for. This is possible but most times not always the case. Adjusting the flow time is
delicate and a little change can cause too much or not enough water. Lets watch
the icemaker a little closer and see if there is ice freezing up in the fill
tube behind the ice maker. You have seen the leaky faucets before and an old W10245167 Water Inlet Valve
can do just that making a mess inside your freezer and ice maker if
leaking. Here is a Whirlpool Ice Maker
Troubleshooting PDF You can find this info on this page HERE You will need Adobe Acrobat
Reader to view these documents. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available as a free download. I will be here should
you have any questions, Thanks Sea Breeze
D7824706Q Ice Maker Assembly
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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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