Water getting in the Ice storage bin and freezing the ice in blocks causing the ice maker to jam and not drop from the despener. I use to have a similiar problem with another refrigeator when the ice tray calcified causing the ice not to drop and the water would flow over the tray. I feel a little roughness in the trays, but not much. Any suggestions on how to fix? The Manual does not give me a solution
The problem is not the door. the ice tray get stuck and will not turn and release the ice. somehow after several cycles it get stuck. the water keeps filling the tray on the cycles, but on top of the frozen ice cubes on the tray, this is why it drains out. they tray has a heater below, i do belive this is the problem, but i have been unable to get the part. will have to replace the all icemaker
Clear the Ice tray by pressing the button under the ice maker. The problem is that the ice is in the first couple of slots is not dumping and the tray tries to fill again and over flows. I pressed the button and cleared the tray of ice (This will tilt the tray and twist it to empty it) that was re-frozen several times without dumping. My ice maker works perfectly after I did the above. I think the problem arises if the door did not close completely. I stopped hanging the dish cloth on the door and on my LG Dish wisher. I hope this helps
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Most icemakers have a low voltage defrosting element wrapped around the ice shute to prevent the ice from freezing and jamming up. Carefully have a look for any disconnected wires or damage to the heating element. If the ice is getting "glued" together in the ice box itself, its likely that the water tray is overfilling and causing water to run down into the ice box. When it freezes, it freezes all the ice blocks together. In this case, you may need a new ice maker tray or ice maker water valve.
There is a few things that you will need to check to isolate the problem. this first thing is locate the fill tube where the water comes into the ice maker. What you are looking for is any ice frozen inside causeing an overspray of sorts. If that checks good, then the next thing is look at the icemaker itself. Look at where the water goes to and freezes. Is it completely full of frozen water? if so then the water valve is sending too much water either because the ice maker called for it or the valve stuck and didn't close when it was supposed to. If its not full, look at the bottom of the ice maker, checking if there are any cracks allowing water to fall into the bin. My personal opinion though would be to change the ice maker and the water valve because of the age of the machine. the bad part is the actual icemaker for that model has been discontinued but I believe you can use a whirlpool style that matches, comes in a kit that has both the water valve and icemaker, and cost almost half the price as the original. that part number is 1129313
When you say "frozen" do ya mean that all the ice in the storage bin is one huge block of ice?? if yes all the ice is frozen together,that is caused by a malfunctioning water inlet valve that is not fully closing yet stays opena wee bit allowing water to seep into the storage bin and freezing all the ice together. To repair that the water inlet valve would need to be replaced. Its part number 2188542it could be picked up at your local appliance parts store or online at; searspartsdirect.com apwagner.com partselect.com apdepot.com repairclinic.com
Hello,The reason all the ice freezes together and you see icecicles forming from the icemaker,is going to caused by the water inlet valve on the back of the refrig.is not fully closing but instead it's seeping water through it and dripping into the ice storage bucket. To stop that from happening the water inlet valve would need to be replaced. On refrigerators that have a built in water filter,alot of times their will be 2 water valves and the one that is bad causing water to seep through it will be the one called the SECONDARY valve. GENE
Hello, The reason that is happening,is the water inlet valve is not fully closing and seeping water through it,it drips into the ice storage bin and freezes the ice into one huge block. To fix that the water inlet valve needs to be replaced.Their are 2 valves on that refrig. and the one that is causing the problem is the one with dual outlets its part # 218658000 It can be purchased at your local appliance parts store on online at searspartsdirect.com repairclinic.com apwagner.com apdepot.com midwestapplianceparts.com
In photo below you can see the heating element that comes on moments before the ice maker drops the ice. If not working then the icemaker will struggle to unload. You need to unplug the refrigerator and then unpluge the ice maker and remove it to test these parts. Test with a multi meter or ohm meter. Test the 2 connections next to the number #26. Hope this helps, Sea Breeze
The only thing I can offer is to limit the out put of the machine closer to what your needs are.Or bag the ice and store in a freezer. The ice pushing down while melting is what is causing the BIG FREEZE. The bin for storage may be too big for your needs, at least at the time you write this. When the demand goes up (warmer weather) the ice would be used more and the pressure pushing down will alternate as well as people getting scoops out more often this will help prevent such a freeze up in warmer weather.