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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My guess is that it is the main transformer that has developed a fault. If the insulation has broken down - it will arc there instead of the magnatron. Or it could be the magnatron itself. Both are prime suspects - and expensive to replace.
Unless you are particularly attatched to this - I would buy a new unit - and sell the turntable plate to recoup your losses.
Posted on Feb 04, 2009
I hope your microwave doesn't make ice !!!
Are you in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). If not I can tell you what is happening.
All fridges have a timer so that the freezer goes thru a defrosting mode for about 3hrs
In that 3hrs there are hearter in the walls of the freezer to melt the ice.
As the ice melts , there is a drain from the back of your freezer down to the bottom of the fridge is a vaporator tray. The hose could be blocked and the water can't drain and after the defrost mode all that water changes to ice and it stops the fan
Take the time to make sure that hose is fre from abstruction
Posted on Jul 22, 2010
SOURCE: not making ice. water is
Hia and wl;ecome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
We really need a make and model number to provide you with specific unit applicable information but.... in general, here goes:
1. Ice makers must have a freezer temp below 16 Deg F. If there is an airflow problem in the freezer caused by a fan or ice build up the ice maker will no longer make ice.
2. The ice maker has a thermostat that controls the harvest and fill cycle. If the thermostat fails it will stop making ice.
3. There is a water valve in the back of the unit that has TWO electric solenoids on it. One for water in door and one for ice. If a solenoid fails it will stop providing water to the applicable function. I.e water in door or ice. You can briefly remove the fiberboard back cover to gain access to the water valve. Then switch the installed terminal connection between solenoids. Left to right or front to back depending on how it is mounted. Then try the water in door. If water flows to the ice maker when water in door switch is actuated then the solenoid for making ice is good and the probem is with the icemaker. (Reconect wires in original positions.)
Note that anytime you remove power from the unit you must wait 10 - 15 mintues before re-applying power so the coolant system can stabilze. Other wise the compressor will not start.
Here is a web link that will help most people troubleshoot ice maker problems:
The link above is pretty good.
There is a 48 page job aid also for whirlpool in door ice that is also a big help:
This should help you find out why it is not making ice.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
SOURCE: Ice maker make hollow ice
What kind of ice maker do you have??? Hollow ice can be caused from different things in different machines..
It can be caused by not enough water or by water not flowing properly across a plate...amoung other things...
Posted on Dec 19, 2010
From your description it seems that the refrigeration system of the ice cube is not cooling enough. For this reason the production per day is much lower than it should be. That is why the unit never stops since by the time it have produce new ice cubes the first ones already melt. So it can never be able the ice been container to full enough to rice up to sensor bar.
So first you should reach for the condenser and with a brush and a vacuum cleaner try to clean it from all the dust on it. This will increase the capacity of the cooling system.
You need also to check that the condenser fan is working since if it don't then you will need to replace it.
If the two above case are ok then you need to check the freon charge and it might need some additional Freon charge, but this is not a DIY job since you will need special expensive tools and also a license to deal with freon.
In any case try the two first cases since are the most possible ones.
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
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