The ice in my Kitchenaid ice maker is not being cut fast enough. This causes the next ice slab to not advance which causes a back-up of the ice.
The wire on the cutter grid is intact but it is pitted due to hard water deposits. Will this pitting cause the cutter to not get hot enough to cut the ice?
There is no problem with the ice production.
Yes, the pitting of the wire could cause the element not to heat properly and may already be broken but staying in place because of the calcium deposits holding it. You will want to replace the wire cutter grid. Make sure that when you install the wire cutter kit 4387020 that once the old one is off to soak the grid in vinegar to remove the calcium and use a wire brush to get it cleaned before the installation of the new wire.
I have a broken wire cutter, but would that make the water surge? I would have to turn in on and off to get it to make ice. I didn't notice that the wire was broke?
Answer Hello Mary,
The water will only surge if the pump is running out of water to circulate. This can only be caused by the water valve 2315509, the tank 8201617 leaking, (the cap 2185696 could be loose or cracked), or the pump 2217220 itself. Most of the time the seals in the pump will be at fault. Once in a while you will find a hose off or not connected good. The cutting grid 2313637 is available also.
Does the Part AP3108059 come with instructions for rewiring?
Answer Hello Ann. No, but the wire cutter kit 4387020 is not hard to install, You just remove the old wire and restring the new wire into the cutter frame. Hope this helps.