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When is ice maker activated ;with bar up or down ??

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The bar will sense ice cube level in the holding bin. If it is all the way down it will tell the ice maker to make more ice. When the maker "dumps" the ice the bar should be all the way up and will lower to check the level.

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Down as the ice fills the amount of ice building up pushes the bar up shutting of the ice production


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SOURCE: how to make the ice maker work on my whirlpool side x side refrigator there is a bar above the ice box dispenser should it be up or down?

when the bar is up...it's off..
it's a sensor that will lift up as the ice tray gets full... otherwise you might have a freezer full of cubes!

So if it's up, it's off...
Cooooooool huh?

Sorry for the pun... but it's Sunday!
K

Posted on May 31, 2009

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