Appliance Repair Questions? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
I was hoping for enough information to avoid the service call. I expected I to learn I would need to replace a specific part or to learn how to apply a test to determine which part to replace. Since I still need to call service, I don't feel I have benefitted significantly this time from "Just Answer". I will say thanks as I will still use the service again in the future. Respectfully, DD
Your question did not at all imply you wanted to do the work needed aside from cleaning something, so that is why I answered as I did. Y I cannot read anyone's mind. I can easily give you whatever you need- all you need to do is ask. Finding out the problem will require the use of a multimeter and you would need to know how to use it as well.
OK, let's try.
Removed the two lower panels. On the right side I see a small transformer and immediately behind is a box with many wires plugged onto the box individually. I was able to put my iphone underneath and take a picture, but was only able to identify a couple connections: Water pump. condenser fan, hot gas solenoid, drain solenoid. My photo approach will not be of much more help, however. This machine was likely made in 2004-2005.
On the left side of the control are terminals that are parallel to the edge. The bin sensor wires go on the 2nd and 3rd terminals from the front; the evap sensor wires are on the last 2 terminals right behind it and the wires look identical. You will easily see that the red and black wires come out of one cable for each sensor. Take the bin sensor wires off and with the sensor covered in ice you should read about 8 thousand ohms. If the reading is much different from that then the sensor is bad; if the reading is good then the control is bad.
This should give you what you need, so replace whatever is needed. Replacing the sensor requires the unit to be uninstalled so the wire can be run.
ATT has been having internet issues in my area, so pardon the delays as my service is intermittent.
Thanks. I found the proper wires and can see the label. I have not tried to pull the wire and check resistance, since I may not be able to see to get them back on w/o removing the ice maker from the cabinet. My wife now wants me to wait next week to proceed. Assuming it is the bin sensor, is that something I can do?
Update FYI... I got 5.34K Ohms on the bin level sensor. I unplugged the machine for about 5 minutes when I made the measurement. The problem has now gone away. I am hoping that unplugging worked as a "computer reset".