- Home


Air Conditioners | Dehumidifiers | Dishwashers | Disposals | Dryers | Freezers | Humidifiers | Ice Makers | Microwave Ovens | Ovens, Ranges, Stoves | Refrigerators | Trash Compactors | Washers | Water Filters

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum > KitchenAid icemaker not working; blinking red LED

Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!


 Moderated by: BrntToast, RegUS_PatOff, appl.tech.29501 Search Our Sites for More Info!
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
KitchenAid icemaker not working; blinking red LED  Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2005 02:12 am
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
Lefthand50
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Mon Apr 25th, 2005
Location:  
Posts: 2
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
Greetings!  The icemaker on my kitchenAid icemaker stopped working about a week ago.  The model is a KitchenAid Superba (model #KSRG25FKWH15).

The "icemaker switch" is in the on position, but the red LED that is on the same panel is blinking.  Unfortunately, the manual doesn't cover this situation.

I saw this link http://fixitnow.com/2003/01/appliance-tip-of-day-no-ice-in-your.htm, but is doesn't reference what to do if the light is blinking?

I also saw this page - http://laminateflooring.oncloud8.com/archive.php/o_t__t_7081__icemaker-problem.html but no luck on the meaning of the red light.

This link was a little unnerving, as it seemed to indicate the entire door needed replacing..http://www.complaints.com/directory/2004/november/20/1.htm

What's the blinking LED mean?  Any suggestions on steps to troubleshoot this?  Much obliged for any assistance - thanks, Alex

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2005 04:17 am
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology


Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: Otterville, New Hampshire USA
Posts: 16082
Flavorite Brew: Kirin Ichiban
Status: 
Offline
The optics are faulty.  You need the new optics emitter and receiver board




____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy on all parts purchased through this site, even electrical parts that have been installed!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2005 02:55 pm
  PM Quote Reply
3rd Post
Lefthand50
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Mon Apr 25th, 2005
Location:  
Posts: 2
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
Thanks!  Is this any more complex than a normal circuit board?  Any soldering involved to remove and replace, or can I unscrew and "plug-in" the appropriate connectors?  From the picture and my examination of the fridge, it looks like the latte, but confirmation would be helpful.

thanks!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Tue Apr 26th, 2005 06:25 pm
  PM Quote Reply
4th Post
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology


Joined: Mon Mar 21st, 2005
Location: Otterville, New Hampshire USA
Posts: 16082
Flavorite Brew: Kirin Ichiban
Status: 
Offline
Plug n' chug; no soldering.  Just unplug the fridge before starting work.



____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy on all parts purchased through this site, even electrical parts that have been installed!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

You have chosen to ignore plenhart@aol.com. click Here to view this post

 Posted: Sun Dec 18th, 2005 10:17 pm
  PM Quote Reply
6th Post
Pegi
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue May 3rd, 2005
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas USA
Posts: 13120
Flavorite Brew: Sweet Iced Tea
Status: 
Offline
I would be checking to see if the thru tube is clogged with ice first since only one cube is in the ice mold, that is a known problem with the IDI Systems..if so there is a heater kit that will need to be installed.



____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy at RepairClinic!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

You have chosen to ignore Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. click Here to view this post

 Posted: Mon Dec 19th, 2005 02:59 am
  PM Quote Reply
8th Post
Pegi
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue May 3rd, 2005
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas USA
Posts: 13120
Flavorite Brew: Sweet Iced Tea
Status: 
Offline
Here is your IDI systems job aid manual....happy reading...



____________________
To ask a question, use our new forums==> http://appliantology.org

365-Day No-Hassle Return Policy at RepairClinic!
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Mon Jan 2nd, 2006 02:22 am
  PM Quote Reply
9th Post
wayno100
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Sun Jan 1st, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 2
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
I fix this problem by getting a hair dryer and thawing out the rubber fill tube,and the plastic piece directly below it( im guessing this is the fill sensor)

works for me every time

hope this saves people some money and aggravation

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Mon Jan 16th, 2006 10:05 pm
  PM Quote Reply
10th Post
rick_me24
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Mon Jan 16th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
hello all. I am having this same problem. I did find the filler tube was clogged and thawed it out with the hair dryer. I did closed the emitter flp and the blinking light stayed solid so I figured it was to be a clogged tube but still no ice after thawing it out. What else could my problem be or could it be that the tube it clogged further bag down the line?

-Rick

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Tue Jan 17th, 2006 12:41 am
  PM Quote Reply
11th Post
rick_me24
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Mon Jan 16th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
It just started working. I reset the power on the unit and it started working but the light is still blinking. Am I ok?

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jan 18th, 2006 01:30 am
  PM Quote Reply
12th Post
nickfixit
Fellow, Academy of Sublime Masters of Appliantology


Joined: Tue Apr 26th, 2005
Location: Luna Pier, USA
Posts: 1520
Flavorite Brew: Samuel Adams
Status: 
Offline
I have seen many of these that have a broken gear in the icemaker module. I don't know if it's a bad production run or what. I've been using alot of part #628366 the last few weeks. Sometines the gear is broke clean off, and sometimes it's just stripped off the plastic pegs that hold it on.

Nick



____________________
" Giving numerical data to Sears management is like giving a monkey a machine gun. No one knows for certain what will happen, but you can be sure of two things... It will be real messy, and only the monkey will be unharmed"
Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Wed Jan 18th, 2006 07:13 am
  PM Quote Reply
13th Post
bigger hammer



Joined: Thu Jan 12th, 2006
Location: Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Posts: 288
Flavorite Brew: Rickard's Red
Status: 
Offline
WAIIIT!!!! before ordering parts!!!

take the grill off the bottom front. there should be 2 tech sheets, one at each corner of the grill itself. ones a wiring diagram and the other has test procedures for the optics.

the blinking has patterns (3 blinks and a pause for example)

some testing involves holding the door switch closed. read carefully.

they optics are a very common failure but another common problem when the complaint is no ice production is the water line supplying the ice maker is frozen.

the water line runs along the ceiling of the freezer and then out the back down to the valve. there is a kit where you get a new water line and a heater to wrap around it.



____________________
Before you start.....how much is it going to cost and how long is it going to take?
Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Thu Jan 19th, 2006 02:05 am
  PM Quote Reply
14th Post
rick_me24
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Mon Jan 16th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 3
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
The light is blinking but it is making ice and working perfect. I'll leave it alone I guess.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

 Posted: Sun Jun 25th, 2006 07:11 pm
  PM Quote Reply
15th Post
njcampbell8
Grasshopper
 

Joined: Sun Jun 25th, 2006
Location:  
Posts: 1
Flavorite Brew: 
Status: 
Offline
Thanks for this awesome site! :D  This forum helped me fix the ice maker on my Kitcheaid Superba side-by-side refrigerator (model KSRG25FKSS).  It's just a year old and I couldn't figure out why the ice maker stopped working. 

I had just replaced the water filter and nothing was amiss until I noticed water in the grout of the tile coming from under the fridge.  I pulled the fridge from the wall and found that water had leaked all under the fridge.  Not a lot, but enough for concern.  No damage to the water line or connections and I was stumped because after changing the filter, the water dispenser on the door worked fine.  I decided to keep an eye on the leaky water and found that it was wet only occaisionally.  Turns out that when the ice maker was periodically attempting to draw water, the ice blockage in the feeder tube was forcing it back down into the filter and causing it to leak all over the floor. 

Solution:  Took the advice of the others on this page and thawed it with a hair dryer.  I could feel the ice in the tube and kept trying to work it back and forth until I felt the ice actually crack and break up.  To my amazement, it slid right out.  Within minutes, the ice maker drew water and the leak did not return!

The hair dryer fix only took 5 minutes and it saved me a $55 service call (Sears) plus labor, not to mention the time it would require me to miss work and wait for the tech to show up between 8am and the time of my death.   :X

Great site, I'll check here first for all my appliance issues.  Thanks again!!

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

Current time is 07:02 pm Tell a friend about this page... all your other friends are doing it!  
- > Do-It-Yourself Appliance Repair Help > The Kitchen Appliance Repair Forum > KitchenAid icemaker not working; blinking red LED Top



Find Appliance Parts & Diagrams Here
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.

365-day return policy on all parts ordered through this site!

FAQs | Contact | Apprenticeship | Parts | Model Number Help | Newsletter | Beer

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
- Home
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly, spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2008 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1620 seconds (35% database + 65% PHP). 30 queries executed.

Web Analytics