The frig is a month old and i just noticed that the powder ligth on the ice maker is blinking today. i turned it off then on again it stoped the blinking; but after awhile it started again. should i call for service?
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Depends how old the Viking is?
Older Vikings with icemakers with a arm on the side, simply lift
the arm up until locks.
Newer Vikings with Electronic Controls look for a "slide switch"
mounted on the right side of front interior trim. You will see a
red led light usually blinking on and off near the slide.
Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.Sounds like it can be the freon line flexing in the walls.Is the water line hooked up for ice and water it may be the water line flexing or if its not hooked up the ice maker might be on and your hearing it run dry.Its hard to say without hearing it.Since its six months old Call factory service its free and your safest bet.
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The blinking light goes to the ice maker on/off sensor. This is actually a real easy fix. The sensor is bad and needs to be replaced. If you look at the blinking light you'll notice there are two screws holding that section in. Directly across from that is another white piece held in by one or two screws. Whenever you close the door the beam is complete and the ice maker will turn on. To order the parts, find your model number, which is normally located in the refrigerator side, and then call any parts distributor ( i use appliance parts depot), and tell them you need the ice maker sensor kit. Thecost shouldn't be more than $50 I think. Hopefully this helps and let me know if you have any other questions.
On mine the water inlet feed tube would freeze solid. Removing the ice tray and using a hair dryer to completely thaw the tube would get it working for another month or so. My frig had a solid rubber inlet tube. I noticed at the appliance store that newer models had an inlet tube that was split on top. I got one of these from a local appliance parts store, and it fixed the problem. The tube replacement it easy. Get to the back of the frig. Turn off the water supply. Carefully pry the white plastic piece out ( located on the upper right side when facing the back of the frig. ) of the frig. When you have the new one in hand it will be clear what you are going to do. Pull out the old remove the water line. Attach the line to the new tube and insert it. Turn on water, check for leaks, and you should be ok. This repair is only effective if you have an inlet tube that freezes up. There can be many other malfunctions that stop ice makers from working. This was my problem. Replaced the tube 3 years ago and ice maker has worked fine since the replacement.
A 1/2 second on, 1/2 second off blinking indicates a fault condition with the icemaker. It could be an open or shorted thermistor, or a harvest cycle taking longer than 30 minutes. Check for a stuck ejector - caused by a cube that was not cleared or a mechanical problem. Other causes can be bad icemaker heater, control board, thermal cut out, or bad motor. Essentially, if you don't have a physical blockage, you will have to replace the icemaker.