my ice maker is running but the ice mold is not filling. Could it be a switch thinking its full of ice? Or fill solenoid, water dispenser on door is working ? or frozen line? Wwhat is the easiest way to check these items and in what order? I believe I hear the solenoid working.
Answer Hello Rodney,
The way the unit operates is off a thermostat. The thermostat tells the icemaker 5303918344 to eject the ice but has nothing to do with filling with water. You would want to pull icemaker out and check to make sure that the fill tube is not frozen. If it is frozen then this means that either the water valve 242252702 is seeping, the water filter WF2CB is bad or you have low water pressure. If all these check ok and the fill tube is not frozen then you need to check to make sure that the water valve is getting voltage. You should get 120vac across the valve when the icemaker calls for ice. If you have voltage then you will need to replace the valve. If no power you would want to replace the icemaker. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I don't have any problem with the ice maker itself, but the front portion (plastic) is broken, so the ice cubes would drop into the freezer. Is there any way that I can just replace the front portion or do I need to replace the whole kit? Thanks
Answer Hello Teddy,
Parts for the ice maker are available, so if you want to replace a single part of the ice maker, it is a feasible repair. I'm guessing that the part you need is the scraper 5304458390. If this isn't the correct part, let us know and give a bit more descriptive information on it and we will get you the part number.
My ice maker is a Frigidaire and you cannot lift tines to advance or turn the gear CCW or CW and there is no V-L to test the cycle. There is a brass plate with 3 screws but it says do not remove with the power on. So can I advance my ice maker FRS26R2AW8 ?
Answer Hello Michael. Based on the model number you provided, 5304458371 is the correct icemaker for the unit. This icemaker does have the large gear behind the white cover that can be turned to advance the icemaker and cycle the icemaker. You need to use a straight screwdriver and turn the gear about 1/4 round to start the icemaker.
How often should a ice maker cycle, and how long does it take to cycle generally speaking? How do you advance the ice maker?
Answer Hello Michael,
This depends on two things: operating temperature inside the freezer compartment and the temperature of the water upon fill. Normally an icemaker that is inside a freezer that doesn't drop below 0°F, (as recommended by the manufacturers), with water no warmer than 70°F will cycle about every 90 minutes. It takes about two and a half minutes for the cycle to complete.
One thing I must mention that greatly affects harvest time is how often the door is opened. Think about it like this: Cold air is heavier than warm air. When the door is opened, the cold air drops out and warm, room temperature air rushes in to take its' place. This means that each time the door is opened, the harvest time is extended by at least 20 minutes, (depending on how much is in the unit to hold the temperature down). This means basically that if you are checking on the icemaker every hour or so, the unit cannot produce the ice that it could if the door were left closed.
Cycling the icemaker on a GE style can be done by grasping the harvest fingers and pulling them to rotate in a clockwise direction. You can hear the icemaker motor running when it starts cycling on its' own.