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Posted: 12/30/2006 7:55:22 AM EST
Any ideas on how to restart it?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:16:21 AM EST
Water lines not clogged or shut off is it?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:18:03 AM EST
Have you fed her lately?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:18:28 AM EST
Slap her on the ass?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:19:47 AM EST
It's global warming, Bushs fault.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:22:06 AM EST
Go to your local Agricultural Co-Op in your sedan, and purchase 5,000 pounds of ammonium nitrate fertilizer.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:22:29 AM EST
I think the solenoid switch has gone bad.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:23:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
Have you fed her lately?


Yes. And she's pissed that it quit working.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:13:11 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:17:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
Any ideas on how to restart it?


make?
model?
does it (or did it) make half moon cubes when working?
have you noticed black specks in the ice? or flakes?
do you hear any noises from the solenoid valve trying to work? (aka a buzzing noise for abt 7 seconds)

DrFrige


Kenmore. It onlys says icemaker on the actual unit.

Yes, it makes the half-moon.

Ice that was in it was clean.

No, noise from the solenoid.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:20:53 AM EST
Mine quit too. We had an extended power outage and it started working again. Apparently the water lines froze. It worked for about a month and froze again. I'm waiting for it to get cold here so I can put the food outside and let it thaw again. I don't know what to do to keep it from freezing. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:22:52 AM EST
I've had mine quit several times from the arm that dumps it out or several other things just get froze. I messed around and moved stuff and it started back working everytime.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:24:05 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 9:26:47 AM EST by jcncc]
Mine too, its a Kenmore Kinda like Bamas but for a side by side it dumps ice into a hopper on the door. DrFridge help. How do we check the solinoid and water valve?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 9:31:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
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I have one just like that that quit working. DrFrige talked me through fixing it and it works better than ever.
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Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:21:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
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OK the gear looks fine.. No missing teeth or cracks... Now the icemaker is held on with two screws (sometimes 3) two DEFINITLY on the top and sometimes one on the bottom. Take the icemaker out.

1. Is there Ice in the mold of the icemaker?
2. See the fill tube that comes in the back? (about a 5/8-3/4" diameter tube) Is there ice in that tube?

If there is ice in that tube, then you are going to need a turkey baster and a bowl of hot water. Keep flushing that tube with hot water and let the water run out of the tube into the bowl (Otherwise water will get all over the place in your freezer... and THAT SUCKS!)


1. No mold.
2. Looks like there might be some ice way back in the top of the tube.

General Electric WR30X0306 CAN3
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:27:50 AM EST
It's not delivery, It's DiGiorno. What toppings did you get? Good luck on your ice maker.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:28:35 AM EST
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Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:33:06 AM EST
We had to have our ice maker replaced about a year or so ago and it now make ice just fine but for some reson it smells like onions. WTF there are no onions in my freezer! Why is this? Have you ever seen this? It's a pain in the ass my wife won't use it so I have to buy bagged ice and store it in my deep freeze.
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Link Posted: 12/30/2006 10:54:09 AM EST
Wow, this is the coolest thing I have ever tried on a forum. My ice maker stopped working over a year ago and when it did there was a nice frozen puddle of water on the floor of the freezer so I figured the hose came apart somewhere and the water wasn't going where it was supposed to so I lifted the arm to turn it off and cleaned up the ice. Haven't used it since because I can't see the problem. Do you have any idea what would cause a problem like this?
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:00:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/30/2006 11:08:52 AM EST by Bama-Shooter]

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

2. Looks like there might be some ice way back in the top of the tube.

General Electric WR30X0306 CAN3


That is probably it. the ice has stopped water flow to the IM... Now. if you flush it and it works forever, then you are done with it.

But if it happens again, a few things may be wrong that is casuing it.

1. Do you have the icemaker hooked up to one of those 'piercing' valves? You know the ones that saddle on to a copper pipe and then you turn the valve until it pierces the copper? What happens there is that the hole is too small and plugs up, thus reducing water pressure and not allowing the solenoid valve to close prperly.

2. Weeping solenoid valve. Not seating 100% causing water to trickle in and freezing in the tube before getting to the icemaker... Replace the solenoid

3. MOST COMMON PROBLEM. Water interruption. Sometimes if there was water interupttion to the house, (someone turned off the main to work on something) that could cause it too. I had a condo complex have a few of them do that... found out that they turned of the main a week earlier to do some work and I had 10 units in there all with frozen fill tubes. They all said the same thing "Yeah, they turned the water off for 1/2 a day last week)


Line cleared.

Solenoid just came on. Water flowing.

You da man!

ETA: For you DIY appliance repair men like me, if you get water on that little plug in thing, don't touch it. ZAP.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:04:19 AM EST
Me too.

Ice maker works great. On the freezer door, we can get "chilled water, cubed ice or crushed ice". A while back, something changed and we can only get crushed ice. Even when the switch is on cubed ice, it comes out crushed. Easy fix?? Kenmore 363......

scottMO
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:05:13 AM EST
no he didn't change the line just the maker. I though it might be some sort of lube smell or somthing. I think I will completely clean the thing and see what happens. It suprises me caues it gets funky.

Thanks
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:07:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Ironmaker:
Mine quit too. We had an extended power outage and it started working again. Apparently the water lines froze. It worked for about a month and froze again. I'm waiting for it to get cold here so I can put the food outside and let it thaw again. I don't know what to do to keep it from freezing. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears.


I think this happened to mine. I took all the stuff out of the freezer/frige to wipe them clean. When I put the food back in I cranked it to max to get it cold again.

If the lines freeze and you thaw them out, is it possible they have split, causing a flood when they thaw? Anyway, I'm going to try the Ironmaker Solution and see.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:12:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 11:17:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By DrFrige:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
Ours quit working a few weeks ago. I'm keeping an eye on this thread, since hubby couldn't figure out what was wrong with it.


It's just an Icemaker... It's not smarter than us. We'll kick its ass!!!



...unless it has become self-aware!



Great thread, BTW. Great to see folks helping each other out, problems getting solved.

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Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:08:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By scottMO:
Me too.

Ice maker works great. On the freezer door, we can get "chilled water, cubed ice or crushed ice". A while back, something changed and we can only get crushed ice. Even when the switch is on cubed ice, it comes out crushed. Easy fix?? Kenmore 363......

scottMO


Its usually a bad solenoid that is right next to the auger motor. The metal rod on the ice bucket goes into it. For cubed ice the solenoid lifts the metal rod up and for crushed it stays put. Stick your finger in it and try and slide it up, if it won't move up the solenoid shorted and melted the plastic inside. easy fix, just get a new solenoid.
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 7:41:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:17:38 PM EST

Its usually a bad solenoid that is right next to the auger motor. The metal rod on the ice bucket goes into it. For cubed ice the solenoid lifts the metal rod up and for crushed it stays put. Stick your finger in it and try and slide it up, if it won't move up the solenoid shorted and melted the plastic inside. easy fix, just get a new solenoid.


Excellent, I'll give it a try.

scottMO
Link Posted: 12/30/2006 8:32:26 PM EST
DR F

My Kenmore fridge has an icemaker. The icemaker is making ice OK, but there is also a drip right under the icemaking mold, towards the front... as a result, every day or two I have to remove a stalegmite of ice in the ice reservoire. Any ideas on root cause ?
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