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The ice maker on our GE side by side kicks out cubes before they are fully frozen, resulting in water freezing in the bottom of the cube storage bin and freezing up the delivery screw with a frozen mass of hollow cubes. How can I adjust the cylce time to give the cubes more time to freeze completely?

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  • gregg_robert Apr 03, 2011

    Keith,

    The entire model number is GSH25K GMD WW. Hope this helps!

    Gregg

  • gregg_robert Apr 03, 2011

    I ordered a new ice maker.

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You can not adjust the cycle time. It is controlled by a thermostat. I would need your entire model number for the refrigerator to effectively troubleshoot the issue more.

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    Keith Drake Apr 03, 2011

    Here is what is taking place in the ice maker. The "thirmister" is the thermostat I mentioned in my first response.I think it might not be reading the temp correctly and causing a over fill.

    But here is the kicker,there are no repairable parts on this unit. Thanks GE.



    THE THERMISTOR is mounted in the mold body directly behind the control housing. It has two functions: 1) to measure ice temperature during freezing, 2) to determine water level during the fill cycles. (This icemaker can have up to 3 fill cycles: 1st fill is 5.1 seconds, 2nd fill, if needed, is 2.5 seconds and 3rd fill, if needed, is 2.4 seconds) The thermistor is looking for a temperature in excess of 39.6°F (4°C) to terminate the fill cycles. Once this temperature is reached, or is exceeded, the icemaker will start the freeze cycle. If after the third fill, and the temperature has not reached 39.6°F, the control will override this requirement and the icemaker will automatically enter the freeze cycle.

  • Keith Drake
    Keith Drake Apr 03, 2011

    Just wanted to make sure my last post was stating that I believe your ice maker is bad and cannot be repaired.I think the thirmister is not reading the correct temp. and allowing a overflow of water into your ice bucket which in turn is making a ice dam/jam.



    Here is the model ordering number for a new one.



    WR30X10012

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