My ice is very cloudy and when we add water there is a lot of sediment in it. I have changed my filter in the refrigerator more often then stated and we still have the problem. Do we need to change the ice maker for some reason? Secondly, we have a water filter system in our house. Can we add the refrigerator to the line so it can help with cleaner water? Thank you!
Answer Hello Dani,
The only issue with the filtration system is water pressure. If you drop below the specified pressure for the water valve, it will cause ice maker production issues up to and including ice production stoppage. There are accessories available that can kick the water pressure back up. I would check the water pressure at the output of the filtration system and go from there in making my decision.
As far as changing the ice maker, I would be more likely to remove it and clean it out with hot white vinegar. The lines in the unit are the greater concern. Mineral deposits tend to stick inside the lines and of course mineral deposits stick to mineral deposits, so the longer you let it go, the more severe the issue will become. I would add an external filter GXRTDR in-line just before the water supply connects to the unit. These are cheaper than the on-board filters and are not hard to change. This would keep more of the sedimentation and mineral deposits out of the unit.
My ice maker makes the sound like its keep cycling. It still makes and everything. Just sounds like its running all the time.
Answer Hello Chris,
Icemaker cycling all the time would have water running throughout the freezer compartment from continuously filling. If the ice is not too small or hollow cubes then it would be working properly. If you are noticing hollow cubes you may want to check your filter to make sure that it is not bad causing the icemaker to draw too little water.
The icemaker fills up with water but will not shut off the water after it fills. I have already changed the valve. Do I need to change the icemaker?
Answer Hello Jerry,
You are correct. The reason it is doing this is there are contacts in the ice maker control head that can stick. This is what is causing your issue.
All of a sudden, my ice maker does not do anything. No water, no noise, no fill, no empty. It gets water to the water dispenser in the door, but ice maker does nothing, is there a fuse just for ice maker?
Answer Hello Linda,
Reach inside the freezer and grasp the harvest rake that drags the cubes out. Turn the fingers clockwise a couple of inches while holding in the freezer door switch. If it slowly rotates around and fills with water, the ice maker is in need of replacement. If it still does nothing, try wiggling the connector where the ice maker plugs in at the back. Remember that many wiring configurations does not allow the ice maker to cycle if the door is open. This is the reason you are holding the door switch in. The door switch could also be the issue. Try this and let us know if you require further assistance.
Ice Maker makes noise but no ice? Are there two water lines? One for the water dispenser (that works) and another for the ice maker? What would you suggest trying before buying a new icemakee?
Answer Hello Shell. You need to check and see if there is power going to the water valve when the icemaker cycles. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If not, or the icemaker does not cycle, you will need to replace the icemaker on the unit. Also, check and make sure the fill tube on the unit is not frozen and clogged. If so, replace the water valve and thaw out the fill tube. 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