Question about Refrigerators
The ice maker was working fine until a few days ago. No water is getting to tray but the ice maker cycles as if it were. The arm goes up and tray pushes as if the were ice cubes.
Just had this issue - after checking all line connections, I pulled the ice maker feed water line from the back of the unit and found the tube was blocked with ice. Melted the ice with some hot water, and all is good once more. I would check for this before getting into the solinoid.
Posted on Jan 25, 2010
Posted on Aug 27, 2008
Ours does this on and off. When it does this check the rotating plastic ice cube extractors. As they roll clockwise they sometimes get a little bit of ice stuck to them and it keeps them from rotating further and not extracting the ice. Break away the excess ice cleaning them up and you will see it start to work again.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
It could be the icemaker itself. As the motor rotates the gears inside the icemaker, there are electrical contacts that open and close which in turn send power to the water intake solenoid valve to let water flow to the tray at the correct time during the ice maker's cycle. If there is a prolem with those electrical contacts inside the icemaker then it would never send power to the solenoid valve to allow water to fill up the tray. If this is actually the problem then replacing the solenoid valve would not solve anything. About the only way you cold diagnose this without tearing the icemaker apart is by putting an elctrical meter in the solenoid valve and obseve if any power flows to it. The trick here is that you will only get a reading at the exact time that the tray should fill with water, which is normally shortly after the tines on the icemaker have rotated to dump the ice into the ice bin.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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