Thursday, October 20, 2011

Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

This problem is very much noticed in ice makers.The water overflows in the ice maker,then it  freezes inside and ice maker bucket just get covered by ice.


One of the user who faced this same problem has to replace the Ice maker Assembly.To care of this problem.
Replacing ice maker assembly on most of the refrigerator is not very difficult and procedure is near to same.But not exactly same.On some models there is clips holding the parts and on some models there are screws holding parts.Many a times screws are hidden and difficult to see.


My ice maker has been shedding its non-stick coating for over a year. Within the last month of so, it started pouring water into the ice bucket below, turning it into a solid mass of ice. So I purchased a new ice maker assembly. I encountered two problems .
First problem:-- one of the three screws that hold the ice maker to the refrigerator wall is hidden behind the large (black) end of the ice maker and is difficult to access. Before trying to replace the ice maker, make sure you have the physical dexterity to remove that screw. 
Second problem:-- It is not apparent how to remove the wire harness that plugs into the ice maker assembly. BEFORE you can remove the wire harness, you MUST remove the large white cap that covers the black end of the ice maker assembly and then push in a retaining tab to release the wire harness. If you don't do this, the wire harness will not release. 

Other than those two problems, it is relatively easy to remove three screws, unplug the wire harness, transfer three small, metal parts from the old ice maker to the new, plug in the new wire harness, mount the ice maker assembly so that the water tube is in the proper position, and then re-install the three screws. The ice maker works fine now. (P.S. I was told by an expert that the real problem might be a malfunctioning fill valve. I would  replace the fill valve if replacing the ice maker assembly  not fix the problem.)

FROM WHERE TO GET PARTS IF REQUIRED:----

Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com
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Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this other troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems,which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details,by clicking the link below:---

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