Question about Freezers
Kenmore elite coldspot
free standing ice machine
loades with water makes ice will not fill with more water leaves pump trying to circulate the water , than won't drop ice evan when hand filled.gave machine 4 hours to complete cycle. runs the clean cycle ok
Probably the solenoid (electric valve that opens when the ice maker calls for water ) is leaking and has to be replaced (it's a very common problem ) . To be sure the solenoid is the problem , turn off the ice maker by raising the arm up , and check after a few hours if is any water in the ice tray , if yes the solenoid is leaking , if not , the ice maker control board has a problem , and to replaced it will cost you almost as a new ice maker.
Posted on Oct 19, 2009
Hi and wel;come to FixYa. I am Kelly.
Do you know if the compressor is even running?
Also how long has this icemaker been in service?
There are only 3 things that can cause a condition that the unit is not freezing.
1. Low coolant
2. The compressor is not running.
3. The condensor or evaporator fan is not running.
Having said that...
The most common failures for a cooling system are
the PTC relay / thermal overload and the run capacitor.
PTC Relay is item 18 of link below
Thermal overload is item 20 of link below
The condensor fan motor is Item 4 of the link below
Item 5 the electronic control board (see link below) controls the operation of the compressor via the thermostat Item 12 of link below. In addition to that there is also 1 thermistor (Item 20) that is also part of the control circuit.
ANY of the above can cause your icemaker not to function correctly. It will take circuit analysis to isolate which component may be causing your current system.
If the compressor is running and it is not cooling then
There can be any one of the following causing the problem.
1. Low coolant
2. A stuck valve for the cooling / ice making system (5ea)
3. The compressor can be running but not up to speed due to a dragging rotor.
I wish I could say _______ part is what causing your current symptom. It just is not possible without someone doing some on site troubleshooting of everything listed in this post.
Link to all of your units parts:
Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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