Question about Microwave Ovens
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. IMPORTANT: Every time the icemaker is turned off, you MUST clean the icemaker system with the Nickel Safe Ice Machine Cleaner. See Care and Cleaning-Icemaker
The use and care manual is here:
Here as a note from the manual:
system section for instructions
Knowing the unit was off for 2 weeks and then the problem started there may be something stuck in the inlet water valve. Remove power, TURN OFF THE WATER SUPPLY, follow the water supply line to the inlet water valve and remove the solenoid and then the armature cylinder on the top of the inlet water valve. There will be a needle, and spring inside so be careful NOT to lose them. Remove any debris from this area and carefeull remove / lift out the diaphragm. Wash the diaphragm / seals under slow running water by just rubbing your fingers over it. Depending upon the type valve you have there can be as many as 3 holes in the diaphragm. Center and 2 pin holes within 1/8" of the outer circumference. Make sure the pin holes (if any) are free of obstructions. Usually if the pin holes are a problem the water will not shut off. Before reassembling the valve briefly have someone turn on the water supply by doing 1 Instant ON / Off cycle to flush out the valve. 1 or 2 seconds tops. If you don't have water.... at this point the inlet water filter is clogged or the main water supply valve (utility connection shut off valve) has failed.
Test the resistance of the inlet water valve solenoid. Is should be somewhere between 180 and 480 ohms. Any where in that range should be ok.
If cleaning the inlet water valve & solenoid conponents do not resolve the issue you need to start looking at the sensor probe positon near the ice tray to see that it is in place and was not bumped durong a cleaning process.
This should get you going again. If not respond here with a progress update and we will go from there.
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IMPORTANT: Every time the icemaker is
turned off, you MUST clean the icemaker
system with the Nickel Safe Ice Machine
Cleaner. See Care and Cleaning-Icemaker
Posted on Mar 28, 2011
The pump probably has some calcium/lime buildup on the shaft and is seized up. You need to free it up and then add in some ice machine cleaner and go by package directions. I would use Nickel-guard.
This machine has a water valve as you now that fills the reservoir with water. The pump continually pours the water over the evaporation plate and a slab of ice forms. When the thickness is right the gas is redirected using a hot gas solenoid to toss hot condenser gas briefly through the evaporation plate and loosen the slab. The slab slides down onto a wire grid and gets cut into cubes. While you are at it give the condenser coils a good vacuuming. A new pump is $200 bucks. Let the ice machine cleaner soak the impeller overnight. Might be enough to get her up and running again.
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
I would check the ice level sensor... it is shown on page 9 of this manual...
If the sensor thinks that the bin is full it will not do anything...
That is why that would be my first area of interest..
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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