Ice maker is making ice but is slow to dump the ice.
For slow ice production you will want to check the temp in the freezer to make sure that it is at least 10 degrees or below for optimal icemaker operation. If the temp is too warm then you will need to check for the coils be clogged with ice that will make the unit warmer than normal.
I just replaced the adaptive frost board and now the frig won't stop running. Can you help me?
You will want to check to make sure that the unit is defrosting. Pull the rear wall of the freezer compartment and check to make sure that the coils are not impacted with frost. If they are and you have already replaced the ADC board then you would want to replace the heater/thermostat assembly and defrost the coils. If when you replace the defrost board it was due to the coils being impacted with ice and you did not clear the coils then this would also cause the unit to continuously run.
Where is the adaptive defrost located?
Answer Hello Scott! The adaptive defrost control 61005988 is located in the refrigerator section inside the controls housing. Thanks.
When I take off the back panel in the freeze there is ice all over the coils. What is causing that? Also the tempture in the frig is around 40.
This is caused by a defrost failure. You will want to do a continuity test on the defrost heater and thermostat assembly 61006199. If there is no continuity then you will need to replace the defrost and heater assembly. If there is continuity then you would need to replace the defrost control board 61005988. 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
what is the defrost schedule for this unit? can I force a defrost cycle to test the heater amp draw? what should I read for heater amps during defrost?
Answer Hello Ian,
The unit incorporates an adaptive defrost and would go into defrost approximately every 12 hours. If you are having problems with unit defrosting you can test the defrost heater and thermostat for continuity. If there is continuity then you would need to replace the defrost control 61005988. If there is no continuity then you would need to replace the heater/thermostat assembly 61006199.
My freezer is cold but not freezing and the ice maker stopped working at the same time. The refrigerator seems the correct temperature. I have had problems in the past with a clogged drain pan and leaking/ice on the bottom of the freezer but I haven't seen that this time.
Answer David, Is there a heavy frost or ice build up on the back of the freezer wall ? This would indicate a defrost issue . But your first check needs to be at the condenser 61005452 and condenser fan 61002038. You'll need to move the refrigerator away from the wall, unplug the power cord,and remove the lower rear access panel. You'll need to clean out any debris on the inside and outside of the condenser, the fan, and the compressor, and the area. plug the power cord back in, turn the refrigerator on and make sure the fan runs at a high speed and moves the air through the condenser and over the compressor to cool it.