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Have a GE IM6 that is over filling the tray. Forced a harvest and found the valve operating for around 5 sec. Then the water flows over the edge and spills into the storage bin. Any adjments for water time or pressure?

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Once the mold has completed harvest and cooled to 35.6°F (2°C), a first fill will be initiated.

This first fill activates the water valve for 5.1 seconds.

After this fill, there will be a 15 second delay before determining if the icemaker is sufficiently full.

If the temperature exceeds 39.2°F (4°C) after the 15 second delay,
the icemaker will end the water fill cycle and start the freeze cycle.

If the temperature is still below 39.2°F (4°C) after 15 seconds, the control will assume
an insufficient amount of water entered the mold.

It will then energize the water valve again for 2.5 seconds, delay for 15 seconds and test again.

After the second fill, if the thermistor is still below 39.2°F (4°C), a third fill for 2.4 seconds will occur.

There is a maximum of three fills available, at which point the fill cycle will end and the icemaker will enter the freeze cycle.

No diagnostic information will show if 3 fills were insufficient to fill the icemaker mold.

The table below shows the possible water fill times:

First Fill 5.1 seconds

Second Fill 2.5 seconds

Third Fill 2.4 seconds

The ability of the control to fill up to three times can compensate for low water pressure being supplied to the icemaker.



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Thanks regus;

   Is there any compensation for high water press.   ie   tray over fills on first fill cycle?

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no..

what is your water pressure ?

you could add a pressure reducer ..



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If it keeps overfilling, you'll need to replace the icemaker.

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Well;

Got a new icemaker kit (IM6) and installed it. So far so good. 2 things I noticed that I need to check on.   #1,  the new mounting bracket actually is angled back towards the back wall bringing the ice maker to more of a slant to the rear wall. Might help that slight over flow.   #2, the new unit has a screw under a plastic cap with arrows for plus (+) or minus (-) adjustments. Is this a water adjustment screw?

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You must have gotten the new IM6 which is mechanical instead of electronic. That screw should be for adjustment however I wouldn't touch it unless you begin to run into a problem. More than likely the mold thermistor on the old IM6 was faulty causing your overflow condition.



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