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PK. 11-19-2007 12:29 AM

Icemaker
 
This has probably been addressed before but I have a question about our icemaker.

For several months the thing has made ice when it wants to, sometimes going days without making any, sometimes seeming to work overtime. If I raise and lower the shut-off bar, I can make the ice cube pusher thing cycle and it makes a noise like a solenoid tripping and sometimes you can hear water running in. I'm sitting here in the quiet with the baby, who is sleeping thank goodness, and have noticed that I can hear that clicking from time to time like it's trying to fill with water. It did that several times and then finally I could hear the thing fill with water.

Is something freezing or maybe clogged up? We have excellent water with very little depositing. The unit is a GE, I think about 7 years old, freezer over fridge.

fridgeman 11-21-2007 01:46 AM

Water Solenoid Valve may be stuffed or just blocked with some debris....Remove valve and clean out if possible ... if still persists, then coil could be getting weak....

PK. 11-22-2007 09:58 AM

Where in the mechanism would I find it and do I need to remove the whole unit?

fridgeman 11-23-2007 04:29 PM

not sure on your fridge, do you have an exploded diagram? it will be most likely behing the panel where the ice despenser is...If it was me i would just start ripping the thing to bits till i found it... you may need to find out some more info on the fridge on line first..depending how good you are with the tools you may need a service man out for this....

PK. 11-26-2007 12:26 AM

I'm home tomorrow so I think I may start tearing things apart. The Wife wants a new one anyway.... Thanks for the info.


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