The freezer is fine, the icemaker is working fine (no ice burning or extra moisture in freezer), but the refrigirator is warm, because an opening from the freezer gets coverde by ice (i think from cooler side, not from freezer side). if i turn everything off and de-ice, everything works fine for few days until the opening between the two compartments gets covered with ice. it looks like both doors get good fit without any air leaks. my basic analysis lead me to one of the following potential problems:
1. air leak someplace 2. failed temperature sensor in cooler compartment, the one next to fan 3. failed electronic panel.
Please let me know what you think might be the problem. Thanks in advance,
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First thing i need to know what kind of refrigerator you have.. Model # and make...
take a dollar bill and close it in the door gasket and see if you get a pull on the bill when u pull it out.. go along the whole door gasket like that and it will tell ya if your gasket got a leak anywhere...
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Hi and wlecome to FixYa, I am Kelly. You really have 2 problems.... 1 the inlet water valve has failed causing the water in the ice tray. The only remedy for this is to replace the inlet water valve. If you can squeeze the rubber fill tube at the back of the icemaker and it is / was frozen solid the inlet water valve is for sure bad.
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker until the water valve is replaced or the current problems you have WILL repeat.
The other problem you have is due to the door being open the evaporator coils iced up big time and the normal defrosting process is not removing all of the ice. Unplug the unit and direct a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours with the freezer contents removed. While the unit is manually defrosting... open the back of the unit by removing the lower fiberboard cover and clean the condensor coils and fan along with the drip pan / tray.
After 2 hours clean up the water mess and return the unit to normal service. It should work just fine.
The heater on the icemaker is staying on. Be very careful not to touch the bottom of the icemaker and remove it from freezer asap. Do not touch the bottom of the icemaker mold because thios will severly burn you. Take the icemaker out or the freezer wall will start melting.
No, but it is easy to disconnect icemaker. Unplug behind icemaker (remove or loosen screws to see plug. Put tape over jack in freezer to keep moisture out. Put icemake back when ready to connect water.
Pour about 1/2 cup of water into icemaker . If it dumps the cubes , then replace the water valve . If it doesn't , replace the icemaker . Also make sure the refrig coils are clean and free of dust , lint , pet hair , etc....
At this moment I think that you need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the ice maker to stop the leaking. Any extra water inside the freezer will make it harder for the defrost to remove the moisture. While the ice maker is out I want you to look to see if water is still leaking out the fill tube that feeds the ice maker tray. If it is then we found the reason. If not then we need to check some of the parts on the ice maker. Let me know what you find, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Humm thats a good one, but I will try to help you out. First off you say the icemaker is new, so does that mean you bought the icemaker and installed it on the refrigerator. Or is the refrigerator new and it has an icemaker. If you installed the icemaker new on an older refrigerator you can have a few problems. Most likely the freezer is not getting cold enough for the icemaker to cycle on its own. Especially if you are peaking in every few minutes like I would be doing. The icemaker will start a new cycle when the temperatur hits 0 degrees. If the freezer is only getting to 5 degrees the icemaker will not cycle. In that case the problem would be with the refrigerator not the icemaker. If the freezer is getting to 0 degrees then you may want to take that icemaker back and get a replacement. Good luck and I hope I helped. email@example.com
The only thing I can think of is your icemaker heater is staying on. When your icemaker goes into a harvest mode, (dumping ice and then re-filling with water) there is a "U" shaped heater (located on the under side of the icemaker) that comes on to release the frozen cubes from the icemaker mold. If this heater is continuously hot, it will cause temperatures in the freezer to rise.