The ice maker has stopped making ice on our 8 year old Kitchenaid fridge KSRP25FNSS00. In the past I've had an issue with the water fill tube freezing over and unfroze it with a hair dryer, and couple other times I had to clean the sensors as something was obstructing it. However neither of those seems to be the issue now from what I can tell.
The optic sensor appears to be working in that when in the "ON" position the light blinks twice repeatedly, if I close the flap so it can make an optical connection the light goes to a solid red, however water is never filled into the ice tray and nor is there any ice stuck in the ice tray compartment. Basically it's not filling the ice tray with water for some reason. The water dispenser on the door still works, so I believe the water inlet valve is still functioning and have tested the leads for continuity. I have not tried "manually" filling the ice tray compartment to see if that will jump start and thus fix the problem. Is that advisable?
I'd prefer to try to fix this myself if possible. What other diagnostics / suggestions can you offer?
Thanks very much!
You will want to pull the icemaker out and remove the cover over the ice module. With the cover off you will remove the icemaker module and look on the back an check for burn marks on the module. If there are burn marks then the module would need to be replaced. If this is ok then you can jump the T to H on the module with it back on the icemaker and icemaker plugged in to get it to cycle. You will want to unplug the refrigerator for 30 seconds and then plug it back in for the icemaker to cycle. Check for power to the water valve and if there is power then the valve would need to be replaced.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, October 30, 2013