Question about Refrigerators
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I'm not sure if you've noticed any other oddities with your fridge, but I've experienced this issue several times and every time it has been the main control at the back.
i.e. similar to this ( yours should actusally be WR49X10152 based on the model number provided )
The reason ? With electronics this can be very difficult to trace, it usually begins with a hunch based on my experience...as well as info gathered through communicating in detail (sometimes to a point they look at me funny, but that's OK) with my customers.
What happens with a faulty control is this, the entire unit system shuts off ( except the icemaker, water, lights and display ) for an extended period of time (normally it's 20-30minutes for defrost) but stays off too long thus melting the cubes in the mold and then the harvest cannot be "dumped" hence the ice-maker overfills the next time calling for water to make the next harvest.
This may occur several times a day or once a week, with an electronic control it can be very intermittent.
**The other possibility is the unit is actually cycling "off" via the overload on the compressor. This can be typical of a fridge which has an excessively dirty/blocked condenser ( if one has pets it should be cleaned/vacuumed every 3-6 months ) or extremely hi ambient temperatures, built into a cabinet with little or no air flow around the cabinet etc.**
I however do not think it has anything to do with the ice maker itself, as you alluded to.
How old is this unit ? Do you still have the owners manual ? If so look up the warranty coverage, the solid state components (electronics) are sometimes covered for 2 to 5 years, parts only but....worth looking into.
Let me know what you find or If I can assist you further. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
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