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NO I took care of that by thawing out the spout. I also took out the icemaker and thawed it out too because the ice cubes would not dispense.Ive Had problems with the water valve in the past that's why I replaced it too!
The unit is not making ice
I assume you mean the fingers that are attached to the large gear on the front. I can move them up slightly. So far nothing is happening!
I reallycan't turn the gear enough to move the gear to the next tooth.
This is wednesday@ noon, I finally got the old icemaker to make ice. But the cycle was extremely slow (approximately 3 to 4hours). I ordered a new icemaker that arrived yesterday morning. I installed the unit at approximately 2pm yesterday and it has done nothing. I checked the water line and it is clear and not frozen. What's wrong?
My freezer temperature is18 F. A week and a half ago the icemaker was making ice at the rate that the tub was overflowing. In fact, it appears that some cubes stuck on top of the maker causing the incoming water to overflow (creating the original problem). Following your suggestions I lifted the fingers to make it cycle. The problem is that the cycle was taking 3 to 4 hours .When the new icemaker came I installed it and left it in for 24hours----It did nothing! i reinstalled the old dispenser and after 4 hours I lifted the fingers and the unit cycled and at some point the tray filled with water. The water is frozen in the tray and has been that way for at least 6 hours. What do I do now? Why didn't the new unit work? And why won't the old unit dump the frozen cubes
Got the freezer down to 0 by cleaning the ice off of the coils with a hair dryer. Its making ice cubes now but only barely. About 10 ice cubes during the last 10 to 12 hours. The single water valve works with the chilled water dispenser, so it must be working.
No the old unit is working fine (all weekend) The new unit has a problem and I will have to send it back. It will only dispense enough water to fill 3 or 4 cavities. I tried to adjust the timing screw with no success.
Thanks for your help-- the key was the zero degrees. Because of the ice buildup on the coils, the defrost cycle was not suffcient to totally clear the ice buildup. With the coils clear the temp dropped to zero and we were off to the races. Thanks again for sticking with me. I know that I now have a better understanding of how the icemaker system works.