This past weekend I noticed that the Ice Maker was not making ice. I read somewhere that if you don't have a lot of things in the freezer, it may not maintain the temperature as well. I put two containers if water in there last night and this morning they are only cool (the water did not even begin to freeze.). The refridgerator is working fine. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to resolve / diagnose this issue. It would be quite hard to get to the back of the unit because it is flush in a corner against the kitchen counter. Please let me know. Thank you!
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Re: Freezer not working - GSS20IGPA WW
All cooling starts in the freezer section where the evaporator is. Too much stuff in the freezer can inhibit the necessary airflow around the evaporator and cause it to freeze. Usually, the next defrost cycle will thaw it, but it can keep the cool from coming out. There are so many things that can cause the lack of cooling, but most often, it is NOT the compressor. e.g. - if there's water pooling on the inside at the bottom, you have a bad door seal. If no real cool ever happens and you don't hear the hum of the compressor often, you defrost timer is bad.
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NOTE: This is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully. Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees See if water is in icemaker. Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects. If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that attaches to water line out of wall) If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker. If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running It moves air to the ref from the freezer Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge. Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean. There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card. Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear Clean condenser coils underneath .I'm including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.; Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article http://www.fixya.com/support/r5816737-fix_refrigerator_psychologically Thanks for using fixya Leo Ponder imufo2 PLEASE GIVE A TESTIMONIAL AND VOTE FOUR THUMBS UP IF THIS WAS HELPFUL
Since you mentioned your ice maker not working right - first check to see if your ice maker is hot (be carefull it can burn you if it is hot) - it is possible for an ice maker to hang in the heat cycle of the cycle producing excessive heat in the freezer. If this is the case unplug the ice maker and/ or just replace it.
The refrigerator gets it cold from the freezer so if the freezer is not working right, you'll soon notice it in the refrigerator side.
You can also check to make sure the evaporator fan motor is running(in the freezer) and the condenser motor(at the compressor) as well.
Also check the back panel of the freezer for excessive frost build up.
Why was there a need to increase the freezer temperature? Are you having temperature problems as well? If so, your ice maker has a built-in thermostat that, unless and until it is satisfied, will not cycle, thereby, making no ice. If temperature seems ok, and the buzzing is only occasional, then that buzzing is most likely the solenoid valve being energized but not passing water. This is a dual solenoid valve (one supplies the ice maker and the other supplies the dispenser) located at the bottom rear of the refrigerator.
a few things, was the ice maker working before repair?? generally the ice maker need to "cool" before making ice, usually give 24 hrs to start producing ice. next perhaps the tech shut off water supply never turned back on??? bottom freezer, perhaps he had to remove the ice maker to remove the back wall of freezer and never reconnected wire harness to the back wall.
did you know that hot water freezes quicker than cold water you can try this
the reason for this is scientific
the molecules in the hot water are moving faster than colder water thats why hot water freezes faster
that was a little quote i picked up from science magazine
i have read over the fixya site several people have had the same problem with this particular model so i am only going to pass on what has been discused in fixya in hopes that this will help
the thermo controls are malfunctioning
or your fridge is leaking freon from one of its copper lines fix accordingly even with a refrigeration tech