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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
Ice Box? You must not be from the Glen Burnie, Maryland USA area.
Ice boxes or ice maker have several controlling factors. Some are repairable. Here is how they work:
1.) Your ice maker will harvest ice cubes 8 to 10 times within 24 hours.
2.) You have a control module in the front of your ice maker. This is like a small control board. It has a motor and plastic gearing system. It also control the lever system to fill your ice bucket.
3.) The control module tells the solenoid valve in the lower back right hand side of your unit to open and fill the ice cube tray.
Then you have a temperature sensor that tells the control the ice cubes are frozen.
4.) You either have a flex ice cube mold that will activate or a heater under the mold tat will turn on for a set period of time to release the ice cubes from the mold.
Send me the model number of your unit and then we can trouble shoot together.
Bonjour, Ice makers can clog. The water valve can stick open or closed or even not work at all. The water fill nozzle can clog with ice or food. If the unit has been moved the water line could be kinked or the water filter may be clogged. Maybe the water valve for the ice maker water line is turned off. Is there one under the sink? Inside most ice makers there is a thermostat that tells the ice maker that the water is frozen and it's time to dump the ice cubes. That starts a geared motor running to dump out the cubes. And in some cases a mold heater is turned on to help break the ice cubes loose. A lot of ice makers have a cam attached to the motor that turns with the shaft. When the ice cubes are gone the cam starts a timer to refill the ice maker with fresh water to make some more ice cubes. Most "fill" cycles of ice makers are "timed fill". The fill cycle has to start and stop to get fresh water into the ice maker. There may be another thermostat that monitors the air temperature where the ice maker is mounted. If that thermostat thinks the air is not cold enough to freeze water nothing happens. If all the steps don't happen at the right time no ice cubes are made.
Is the ice maker itself filling normally, meaning where the cubes are made gets enough water to cover the complete area or just a few slots? If not then check the fill tube where the water comes into the ice maker to make sure no ice has formed blocking the water from coming in. Now if ice production in general has slowed, going from every 45 minutes or so to like every 6 hours, then your machine more than likely isn't getting cold enough. The ice maker requires the temperature be at least 10 degrees F or below for it to function properly.
Feel under Ice maker to see if it is warm. This is a heater that comes on to loosen the ice cubes just long enough to allow the cubes to slide out of their ice slots. The only remedy is to replace the Ice maker model=> D7824706Q Ice Maker Assembly Please let me kow if this is helpful or if something different may be happing, Thanks, Sea Breeze
first is it the ice maker that doesnt drop the cubes or the auger motor on the door you have to determine if your icemaker is droping the cubes into the bin if its not the replace the ice maker if it is replace the auger motor on the door you can find both of these parts at marcone hope this helps
Ice cubes will deteriorate over time if not used. They shrink due to defrosting of the freezer and will become stale.
Once the ice bin is full, turn the ice maker off until you use the cubes and or dump the cubes every 3 or 4 days and start over.
IF THE ICE MAKER IS TRYING TO DUMP ICE, IT MAY HAVE A PARTIAL CUBE JAMMING THE EJECTOR BLADES, KEEPING THEM FROM COMPLETING THEIR CYCLE. FEEL THE EJECTOR BLADES, ONE AT A TIME TO SEE IF THERE IS SOMETHING WEDGED BETWEEN THEM AND THE ICE MAKER MOLD. THERE SHOULD ALSO BE ICE CUBES IN ALL THE SLOTS, ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FRONT. IF NOT, THERE IS INSUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF WATER TO THE ICE MAKER.
You may have a restriction in the icemaker. Remove the icemaker and make sure that there is no ice buildup other than in the cube slots. Also make sure that the fill tube is clear of any ice obstruction.
I was able to solve this problem by doing the following:
1)Carefully (because there may be sharp metal blades in this area) reached into the upper left compartment of the icemaker and pressed down on ice cubes that seemed to be lodged there and were protruding slightly above the slots they should have been passing through.
2)Press down on the cubes, forcing them through the slots and into the cube container below
3)Lift the metal arm, remove and completely empty the ice cube container
4)Return the ice cube container to the freezer, making sure it is seated properly
Close the freezer and wait until the ice cube maker begins to make new ice cubes.The sound should stop in around 10-15minutes.