The freezer has an Ultra Ease II water filtration system. The ice maker has been accumulating frost at the opening of the shute at the bottom of the ice maker and at the opening of the shute on the door where the ice is supposed to come through. I am continually having to chip the frost (which turns to ice as well) off both the door and the ice maker. The temperature and humidity in the house hasnt changed much. The fridge is a year and a half old. Please advise.
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Re: Frost on Ice Maker shute
Dtot, does the flap shut all the way? Sounds like you are drawing moisture from the chute. The flapper should seat so that no air is being drawn in. I have seen a number of these Whirlpools where the pin and spring retainer has broken off from the dispensor housing causing this problem. They use to replace the whole freezer door because the dispensor housing is not a servicable part. They have now come out with a kit to address this problem. This is not a fun job for a first timer. You may want to contact Whirlpool and inquire about the aforementioned. If this is your case, there is a good chance they will cover it. Catriver..post back.
I have a Sears model 106.57943700 and it was exhibiting the exact same symptoms. The ice chute door hinge was broken. Here's how I fixed it. Unplug Fridge!!! I carefully pried (a table knife worked good) the trim & ice/water selector unit (it has a connector plug on it that needs to be disconnected) from the door. Set it aside. Unclip the light / switch holder and tape it out of the way. Remove the ice chute door assembly along with the little round piston. Set it aside. Then I saw the broken plastic hinge piece that holds the hinge pin. Fortunately, the piece was still there. I super-glued it back together and put an additional bead of glue where it parted. Waited an hour and put it back together. WORKS FINE!! If you have limited mechanical abilities, you might want to seek help on this, but I fixed mine in about 15 mins. + 1 hr. glue drying time.
Flapper closure was restricted by the top section of the rubber chute (next to the water dispenser outlet) which had warped. I trimmed off 1/4 inch of the warped section - flapper now closes completely. Problem resolved in 5 minutes. r
I dont know if the repair guy is needed..will know soon. I ordered a kit for my kenmore 106.57943700 after getting advise from appliance specialist just ask or something like that..gave me the site..and they give free help. it looks like if you don't know the names of the two popular types of screwdrivers..call a repairman..but..it doesn't appear to look like engineer work..i'll let you know if i regret it.
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thanks for that help...now how do you fix the flapepr door. We had the same ice problem adn we are having problems w/ the ice flowing out through the flapper door. It gets stuck and you have to reach your hand up to push the ice out. Thanks!
Sounds like you may have a couple of problems here. The frost build up could be from a bad door seal. Moist air can be drawn in and collect on the inside. As for the water temp, it sounds like the water line connected to the refrigerator could be tapped off a hot water line. It needs to be connected to a potible cold water line.
Sounds like your freezer is pulling outside air into the freezer from the dispenser door or around the door seals. This could be a defrost problem beginning as this is moisture remaining inside the freezer compartment and not being taken out during defrost. So it may be a good idea to look into the back of the freezer and see if there is frost forming also on the rear wall. If yes you will need to manually defrost by unplugging the refrigerator and removing the rear panel in the back of freezer to expose the evaporator coil. If frozen over I want you to defrost with a hair dryer until we can have a look at the defrost heater below these coils. The heater in your model PSS26MRSS has glass around the heating elements and will be easy to see if the element is burned out. If burned out the defrost heater part number WR51X10055 and the defrost thermostat part number WR50X10068 should be replaced. Let me know if you are ready to begin or if this is helpful. If by chance these 2 parts look OK then we will need to look over the main control board for burn marks or signs of heat damage. I'll be here if you need me Thanks, Sea Breeze
There are several reasons this can be happening...
1. The seal on the door may have a tear or may not be seating properly...this allows excess warm air into the freezer compartment and in its effort to remove the same ...frost appears.
2. There is something call a thermistor that is cycled on and off as needed to remove excess frost accumulation and or ice buildup on the evaporator (freezer) coils...it is a heat strip which actually defrost the frost/ice. if this is not working frost will accumulate and eventually it will become Ice......now the remarkable thing about Ice accumulation is that you would think everything would remain cold or get colder ..however in this case the opposite occurs...it insulates the coils and thereby increasing the temperature...put a thermometer...one that is calibrated properly...(calibration can be set by placing a thermometer into a glass of ice water...the temp of a glass of ice water..after a few minutes setting will be exactly 32 degrees)..if the temperature of your refrigerator is gradually rising over the period of a week...you will need to call a tech or replace the thermistor and or trouble shoot other problems that can occur such as..
3. The evaporator fan may be going out although they usually make a high pitched whining noise of a whirring noise before they go out...not always and if they are intermittently cycling off then frost would build up...do you always here a fan running when you open the freezer...if so that is good...fan is working...but it may be cycling off at times when no one is aware. P.S. the odds of your ice maker causing this are very, very slim...in 35 years in the industry ..I have never had an ice maker cause frost due to water spray...it will almost always result solid sheets of Ice..if it evers does cause a spray....which like I said is rare...lottery ticket type rare :-)
This should lead you in the right direction...if you need help in finding a reputable service company in your area let us know..I hope this has been helpful..if so PLEASE rate me....thank you... .......The Fang