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Re: Frost buildup in icemaker
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There are many parts in this component that may be the culprit . One or more will need to be replaced. This is not easy to diagnose. I've seen service order parts 2 or 3 times till they completed the ice maker repair on a side by side fridge! Usually it is outside air leaking ever so slightly through the ice door hatch! Even for the experienced teach some times he may have to try a couple of part replacements, because it is not always visible with the eye! If I were there hands on it would be fixed and better now!
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Pull your ice bin out and look at the opening where the brass colored rod enters. There is a solenoid
inside the housing that should actuate to move the bucket arm in order
to dispense cubes. Stick your finger in there and see if you can get it
to drop down. The solenoid may be damaged, or just frozen in place.
Once it drops down and with the freezer door open, actuate the door
switch with your finger, while pressing the ice lever in the dispenser.
Make sure you have selected cube and crushed first. The solenoid if it
is working will snap up then fall back down when you release the lever.
If it doesn't, then you will need to remove the housing it is in and
see if it is full of frost. The solenoid shaft must move freely in
order to work properly. They will rust with time and become pitted
preventing proper operation.
I had the exact same problem. My neighbor has the same refrigerator, and told me that there is a solenoid in the door, behind the panel where you select between water, crushed or cubed ice. You can carefully remove that panel to expose the solenoid, which is on the right side of the dispenser water line. I have the model GE GSS25. The plunger on the solenoid gets rusty buildup on the outside of it from the moisture and water splashing from the dispenser. You might try wiping the exterior of the solenoid, and working it up and down so that it moves freely. If not, it's a cheap replacement part you can order from GE. The solenoid shuts the trap door which opens when you get ice from the dispenser. If the solenoid plunger does not move freely, then the trap door hangs open, and warm moist air enters the freezer through the ice shute, causing frost.
This is normal if you have previously used the crushed ice mode. The refrigerator will continue to dispense crushed ice for some time until the reserves are depleted. If this continues for a longer period then shut down the refrigerator and remove the dispenser compartment, clean any remaining ice and reinstall it. Start the power supply and wait 5 hours for the ice to form. Use the cube mode and you will surely obtain ice cubes.
You have a solenoid switch which switches the
dispenser back and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working
or the parts connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to
observe to see if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the
Pull out the ice drawer and close the door switch the crushed /cubed button put the ice drawer back in and switch the selector button again. You might have to repeat the process I had the problem this week and by jiggling everything around and running a good bit of ice thru it started working again. Good luck
There is a solinoid in the freezer section by the motor that turns the ice auger. Test it by selecting cubes and with the ice bucket out, open the door, hold the door switch so the lights turn out and push the dispenser button. It should make a loud snap and travel upward. If not then I would say you have a bad solinoid. If it does, then I would look at the bucket. the metal rod that runs along the side of the bucket opens a flap in the bucket that is supposed to let the full cubes drop. look for anything that might cause it to be hanging up.
The presence of frost indicates that the dispenser(ice) probrably isn't
closing all the way once you get ice. This allows warm air to rise up,
condense and form frost. In all likelihood the solenoid that controls
the opening and closing is bad and needs to be replaced.