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Jumping T and H won't work if the actual control is bad, the sensor is the ice maker control and the ice maker is powered through that.
Isn't the ice maker control located inside the module on the side of the ice maker?
The way to test the control is to cut power to the refrigerator for 5 minutes, then return the power. Wait 3 minutes and 30 seconds then open the freezer door and see if the ice maker has started the cycle.
No the sensor or the blinking light on the inside of the freezer and oposite are what controls the ice maker
OK, I will go unplug the frig and then wait. Will you still be here after I run this test
Yes and let me know what the light does and if the ice maker is doing anything ok.
So the sensor on the side is the one with the IR light?
Yes that is correct
What can I use to test the IR light?
I don't know what you mean by what to test it with. the control itself tells us its bad by what it does. When you open the freezer door the light will blink, on the opposite side of the freezer is a flapper, with the door open close the flapper and have nothing obstructing the beam and the light should glow steady.
The reset is unplugging it and seeing what it does.
It has been 5 min so I am going to plug it in and also look at the light .
wait 3 and a half minutes before opening the freezer door
Done. The ice maker cycled and water filled the tray.
Ok good, if it happens again then replace the control but it just may have needed to be reset.
The light is a steady flashing on and off noe. Before it was two flashes, pause and then repeat
I understand that the two flashes is the 'normal' indication. What is the indication now
PART NUMBER:(NNN) NNN-NNNNthis is the part number for the control, it contains both reciever and sending unit, replace them both if it fails to cycle the ice maker again.
No the 2 flashes means there is an obstruction of the light beam that is not normal on
'So an off and on at a steady rate is the normal indication
It will steady flash when the ice maker is cycling
give it a minute
then open the door and see what it does
then close the flapper and it should be a steady beam
if you are getting a steady flash without a pause after it is done cycling the ice maker it's bad
OK, it is now doing the 2 flash-pause thing now
that means its sensing an obstruction
So I can put it all back together now?
Yes it should be good, did you close the flapper on the opposite side and see a steady beam or steady light?
The obstruction it is sensing is the flapper with the door open?
So I can open the door and then hold the flapper in and the light will go to a steady flash?
No it should not blink at all
OK. Thank you. It has been a good learning experience
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