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 Posted: Thu May 19th, 2005 01:58 pm
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You need a new icemaker.



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I got the replacement ice maker today and installed it. Nothing happens still. I did the "cycle" test and nothing happened, no action whatsoever.

Could it be that I have a broken wire or something? What is the best way to determine if I have electricity to the ice maker? I have an ohm meter but not exactly sure how to use it.

Thanks, Brad

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Im assuming you have the ice maker plugged in and in place,  go ahead and unplug the refrigerator for 30 seconds..this will reset the Ice-maker.   plug it back in and wait 5 or 10 minutes and it should start a cycle.  The ice maker has to get to 17 degrees before it will take off..have you had it in for a while?...If it still don't work after this,   you can use your meter,  VAC and test L-N.  You should read 120 volts..this will tell you if your getting power to the IM...Ron

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One, this system will have a 50 minute lock out anytime anything is done to the system.  You will not be able to "jump" the ice maker till this lock out is thru. Two, are the emitter and receiver boards dead?  If they are not working the ice maker will just sit there.  Three, make sure you have water to the ice maker, did you make sure the fill spout thingie is not froze up again??  Turned the water on to the frig???  If the thru tube is clear and you have water to the box, and the fill valve is good, and the emitter and receiver boards are good, just put the arm down and walk away from the frig for a few hours.  That system has a mind of its own and will drive you nuts if you try to make it do it your way.  Just a tiny copy/paste out of the 48 page manual on this ice system.

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To improve functionality and reliability, some



important differences exist between the new



In-Door Ice system, and the earlier mechanical-



type ice making systems.



The first is that a harvest can only begin if the



freezer door is closed, and previous harvest



conditions are also met (ejector at home). If



the bin is full, and ice is removed, which lowers



the ice level, it may take up to 5 minutes



before a harvest starts.



To prevent an early harvest from occurring after



the last harvest is completed, a minimum



of 50 minutes must pass before another harvest



will be initiated. Closing the receiver’s



shutoff slide covers the sensor and prevents



the ice maker from harvesting ice.

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The icemaker has been installed for about 2 1/2 hours. The water did fill the reservoir, so we are waiting anxiously for the first cycle to dispense the ice. Hopefully this will be soon. Thanks for all the help. Brad

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Takes a few hours for the icemaker's internal thermostat to get cold enough to allow the icemaker to harvest (has to get below 17F). Sounds like you're all set. It'll be Margarita time soon! :cheers:



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I really appreciate all your help. Yes, the icemaker harvested its first batch. One problem was, I had the shut-off lever installed and it prevented the "door" from closing completely on the front of the icemaker, so it did not get cold enough. As soon as we took that off and the door closed completely and unplugged the refrig for 15 seconds--we had a batch of ice within five minutes.

Thanks again. Brad

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2.5 hours?????
Start looking for in ice in about 2.5 days, I would!



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Icemaker working fine. It was funny, my wife told me when the youngest son got up from bed, the first thing he did was check to see if the icemaker was working. Great guy.

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