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Are you talking about the light on the sidewall right side when you open the door?
Yes, not sure if sender or receiver, but yes, on the right side when opening door. When you cut off the freezer light (simulating closing the door) it goes off, but when door is open normally, the red light blinks...
The arm turning is what I have waited on since installing the new emitter receiver, but nothing yet.
From what you're saying, since its been so long that the ice maker water tube has been NOT flowing, it's most likely frozen? I can see that for sure! There is still ice in the maker from a while back when it stopped working, if you know what I mean?
If ice is in the maker, why would it even be calling for water? You know, until the ice that is in the tray right now is dumped?
BotXXXXX XXXXXne is, the arm has not turned since replacing the control parts...
Thanks Bryan, you're probably right on your answer. I just looked and the fingers are frozen solid in the middle of the ice currently in the tray.
This all leads me to believe that the emitter was not the problem to begin with. But probably the thermostat or heating element?
Not quite sure how to check those, short of replacing both? I'm not well versed with checking if a particular part is good or not, although I do have a multimeter, but no ohm meter or whatever is used to check continuity and such.
Is there a quick/easy way of checking the thermostat and element? Can we assume if the emitter was working to begin with when the ice stopped making, that one or another of the heating element or thermostat went bad, causing it to simply freeze up and stop working?
Sorry for the follow up question, but this is the first time I have used this service, and simply want to make sure I have covered my bases...
Hope you understand,,,,I will def accept once I hear back, and thank you for your help!