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apt238 08-19-2006 08:42 AM

Refrigerator ice maker problem
 
Model - KichenAid KSRS251KWH03. 6 years old. It's a side by side, when it is making ice cubes, there a motor noise and it sounds like it's working extra hard..almost a grinding sound, but it does make ice. the water dispenser flows very slowly (I don't get water from the refreigerator anymore). This noise goes on daily.:(

Does anyone know what this noise is? It's been going on for about 9 months now. The refriegerator stays cold 40 degrees and the freezer seems to be okay too

redline 08-19-2006 08:54 AM

Have you changed the water filter that supplies water to the refrigerator (dispenser and the ice maker)?

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BigFloyd 08-19-2006 03:09 PM

Sounds like a filter and/or supply line problem. Go with the new filter first since they only run about $30-35 and are easy to replace.

jeff1 08-19-2006 03:49 PM

Hi,

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Does anyone know what this noise is?
Nope since we cannot hear it for ourselves.
Fill valve buzzzzzing from low water pressure??
Think the noise is more inside the refrigerator or outside of the refrigerator?

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the water dispenser flows very slowly
Poor/low pressure fills...clogged shut off valve ( esp self piercing style ), bad fill valve, tired filter, kinked line.

jeff.

apt238 08-19-2006 04:59 PM

Refrigerator ice maker problem
 
Yes, I did change the filter. But, the noise never went away. I was thinking that it was a problem with the supply water, but not sure bc of the noise. It sounds like it's working extra hard.

Thanks for any helpful tips on this.

redline 08-19-2006 05:36 PM

If you had to move the refrigerator to change the filter then you may have kinked the small water supply line behind the fridge. Whne you moved it back.

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apt238 08-19-2006 06:45 PM

refrigerator ice maker problem
 
I did check the water line, but didn't notice any kink (it's been a while). I'll double check again.

I curious about what the cause of the motor noise could be.

Thanks for all the good tips,

redline 08-19-2006 06:48 PM

Did you check to see if an ice cube has become logged in the unit?

apt238 08-19-2006 08:20 PM

refrigerator ice maker problem
 
thank you, I'll check and see if there is a ice cube stuck in the tray where the water fills it.

jeff1 08-20-2006 09:11 AM

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Think the noise is more noticable inside the refrigerator or outside of the refrigerator?
??

jeff.

apt238 08-21-2006 11:08 PM

refrigerator ice maker problem
 
no ice cube found stuck anywhere in the ice maker inside the freezer.

the noise sounds like it's coming from inside.

jeff1 08-21-2006 11:41 PM

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there a motor noise and it sounds like it's working extra hard..almost a grinding sound
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the noise sounds like it's coming from inside
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KSRS251KWH03
Likely KSRS25IKWH03

The module assy ( icemaker head ) has a motor on it. The noise could be comming from that?!...

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbimages...0/00202925.jpg
Icemaker control module and motor assembly

The plastic front cover comes off for a better listen when you hear the noise.

jeff.

apt238 08-22-2006 10:52 PM

refrigerator ice maker problem
 
that is a good possibility that the noise is from the ice maker head. Next time, I hear the noise get up and listen to the door or I'll open the freezer and hope to hear it that way.

Thanks

Talos4 08-24-2006 11:22 AM

This is a strange thing.

Mine groans, rather annoying. It happens when an ice cube gets stuck during the dump of the cubes.

One of the separators was damaged a while ago and every once in a while it starts to moan, groan, creak etc I have to pull a cube out and the noise goes away.

cambece 08-24-2006 12:37 PM

Sometimes mildew can build up in a line impeding flow, especially where the line is made of plastic.


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