For the last several weeks, my freezer chute has been icing over. The freezer itself works fine. I am assuming I need to replace the fountain heater. How do you install one?
ANSWER KGK, a defective fountain heater, is a rare occurrence, I would start be checking the cute door flapper, linkage and solenoid, then the delay board in the front of the dispenser assembly. Here's some help: First unplug the power cord or shut the power off to the refrigerator.1. Pull straight out to remove the grill from the fountain sump. 2. Remove the two escutcheon mounting screws.3. Remove the two escutcheon mounting screws. 4. Carefully raise the escutcheon up and off the fountain assembly. 5. Disconnect the quick disconnect edge connector from the PC fountain switch board. 6. Remove the three fountain bracket 7. Carefully pull the assembly out of the fountain housing. You now have full access to solenoid, dispenser mechanism, PC fountain control board and light socket. 8. To repair the assembly, disconnect. electrical quick disconnect. You will want to inspect all the components for proper alignment, damaged parts, and the flapper door and seal for proper operation. If all appears normal, then check the fountain heater resistance : The fountain heater is used to evaporate any moisture that might accumulate from condensation. It is bonded to self-adhesive aluminum foil which is shaped to fit the outside of the fountain housing. 1. Disconnect the unit from the power source. 2. Remove the ice and water fountain bracket assembly as discussed earlier. 3. Disconnect the electrical quick disconnect.4. Check for resistance between the red wire with the black tracer and the white wire on the fountain housing, quick disconnect electrical connector. 5. If the fountain heater reads open, 6. Remove the door from the unit and disassemble liner and the gasket. 7. Carefully remove the foam seals and disconnect the heater wire terminals.
8. Pull the foil heater backing from the fountain. 9. Reassemble the parts in reverse order of removal. Thanks and Good Luck,
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, June 27, 2011