Question about Refrigerators
The ice maker fills, freezes the water into ice and ejects the ice correctly MOST of the time. Intermittently, however, the eight ejected cubes of ice will freeze to the back of the ejector bar causing the ejector fingers to stop their motion in a vertical down position. The cube tray will refill and now the ejector fingers will be frozen into the center of the next batch of eight ice cubes. If the stuck condition is discovered before the ejector fingers are frozen into the next cubes, the problem is solved by breaking of the eight cubes that are frozen to the back of the ejector bar. The ejector bar and fingers rotate to the normal aft horizontal positon. Everything will then work normal for as much as 2/3s of a tray of ice cubes then the ejector bar will freeze again before the finger return to the correct postion. Any ideas for a solution?
Replace the ice maker electronic module in the ice maker head. The gear is stripped. This module controls the enitre process in making ice. Can be easily changed in about 5 minutes. If we can help further....
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
The ice maker should make an attempt to get the fingers in the correct position on its own. If it doesn't then it probably is bad. I always that out the jammed ice cube with a hair dryer till the fingers move over to the harvest position. No need to remove the ice maker. Their is going to be a fouled ice cube on these newer ice makers from time to time.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
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Ice maker stopped making
ice. For this problem you have check few things. First thing, is the water
filling in the ice maker chamber and then ice maker not making ice? Or, the
water is not filling in the ice maker chamber so it's not making ice. If the
water is not filling in the ice maker chamber then it's clear that ice is not
getting made due to no water in the chamber. For no water filling, the problem
is either water supply valve turned off so water is not filling. Turn on the
water supply and it will fill. But if the water supply is turned on then the
other possibility is ice blockage in the water fill tube. There is a tube from
which the water runs and enters the ice maker chamber. If this tube is blocked
then water will not enter the chamber. The tube needs to be defrosted, by using
hair dryer. This procedure melts the ice collected in
the tube and water starts running again. But if water fill
tube is completely clear and no ice blockage or any other blockage. Then other
possibility is water valve at the back of ice maker unit. This water valve is
for letting the water in the ice maker. The water valve open only for
7 seconds and in this time the water fills in the ice maker chamber and then
water valve closes and the same procedure runs again in the next
water filling cycle.------- For your information I will mention that there are
two valves. One is the main valve the back of the fridge section. This main
valve lets the water enter the refrigerator and other valve is at the back
of ice-maker section. This other valve lets the water to enter the
ice maker. In most of the cases the fault is water valve at the back of ice
maker section. ------------- The other above possibilities which I gave you is
water not filling in ice-maker chamber so it's not making ice. But
now consider that water is filling in ice maker chamber but it's
still not making ice. Then the problem is ice maker unit itself. This unit is
controlled by main board. But in most cases if water is filling the ice maker
but it's not making ice then its faulty ice maker unit. So see if the problem
is water not entering the ice maker then the water fill tube is frosted by ice
or the water valve at the back of ice maker is faulty. Replace the valve.
------------But if ice is getting made in the ice tray,but the ice is not ejecting out then there is blockage to the ice ejecting blade.May be some ice is got stuck below inside.Clear all ice frost collected under the ice chamber.And then see.---------------
You can get required
parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.
This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.
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