Question about Refrigerators
My 2 yr old Kenmore Model#25376822400 icemaker has been acting up for past 3 weeks. Once I tap the arm down ice cubes dispense but once the arm goes back up, (to the off position), I still have to tap down the arm. I am not home during the day so I cannot be there to manually do this every hour! HELP!
yea! I have been without cubes for 2 years. I slid out the tray, found the lever in the back where the rod went in, pulled it down, reinserted the ice tray, and IT WORKED! At first I thought I broke the lever, because I had to hold it down with a knife while I was inserting the tray, but it just must have been stuck. I am soooo happy!
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
Welcome to Fixya,
You said,It chops ice when dispensing but won't just dispense whole cubes.
Any suggestions on how to fix it?
1. If the cubes dispense, but not whole cubes, there is not a enough water pressure.
2. r there is a restriction in the water line to the ice maker.
3. OR the fridge may not be level.
4. Is there a water filter and has it been Changed in the past 6 months?
Here are 4 reasons mentioned in the repair manual.
Shutoff arm in the off position
Ensure the shutoff arm is down and not in the raised position. If in the raised the position, the ice maker is in the off position and will not cycle.
Faulty Harvest Thermostat
There is a thermostat inside the ice maker that will close when the ice maker mold reaches the proper temperature. If the thermostat is not closing, the ice maker will not cycle.
Freezer To Warm
The ice maker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer in not below 12 degrees. Ensure proper temperature in freezer.
No water getting to ice maker
The water inlet valve is the control device that allows water to enter the ice maker. It is energized during the last 5-8 seconds of the harvest cycle. During this 5 to 8 second period, there should be 110v across the two wires connected to the valve . If there is power supplied to the valve and the valve does not open to allow water to flow, the valve is defective.
However, if power is being supplied to the valve and water is flowing through it freely, it could be that you water supply line or inlet tube have frozen solid. These can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer.
Let me know how it goes and what you found!
Thank You , Huuuum
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Posted on Oct 21, 2008
using an hairdryer or defrosting the unit completely , this often get
rid of blockage caused by frozen lines fixing the problem.
The water lines can also be unblocked from dirt using a thin flexible shaft. This after defrosting.
If all that does not fix the problem, then you may need to replace the water valve, the icemaker solenoid, or the whole icemaker assembly.
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Posted on May 22, 2009
Hi, Check and see if the finger sweep has ice jamming it so that it can't finish it's rotation. This is a come problem. You might have to remove the ice maker to see what is blocking it. Usually two screws on top and one underneath the ice maker.
Please let me know if i can assist you further.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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