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Please try this. Unplug the water sensor at the molex connecter above the pump (behind the "L" shaped white cover), turn the machine back on, and see if it lights up. Thanks
Unplugged it's connection and replugged in main power. Just cycled the ~5 second pump to clear the water. and stopped. No lights on control panel.
Ok. Unplugged main power cord from the pump and plugged into working outlet with no response. The pump line still works on the other cord giving power to the pump.
Yes. The original power line to the wall still powers the pump, but when I plug the cord that was plugged into the pump into the wall I get nothing.
PS, the water valve is located behind the lower front panel. Remove 4 screws, and remove cover. You will see it attached to the left side wall right there in the front. If you do end up replacing it, make sure to turn the water supply off before doing so....Thanks again.
Now I am confused. Valve Part # XXXXX is located in the reservoir at the back of the ice maker.
Am I on the wrong part? see http://parts.sears.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kitchenaid-Parts/Ice-maker-Parts/Model-KUIC15PRXS0/0593/0164160/W1011027/00002?shdMod=KUIC15PRXS0
I want to know if this part, in a failure scenario stops all power to the control board. I see that power goes to the transformer that feeds the ice cutter and the control board that feeds the internal light and things like the control panel, which you stated rarely fails.
Does this make sense? Thanks.
Ok. It sounds like I will need to check with Kitchenaid tomorrow on the recall of that part. Is there any way to by pass it to see if we can get power to the control board? Thanks.
Ok. Before I close out I want to speak to Kitchen aid to determine if this is a recall and if it can actually shut down the whole unit for power. Thanks.
I called Kitchedaid they said it was under 3 year warranty, sent out service rep and he said only one year warranty so he did not work on it. I took off the front cover and nothing appeared wrong with the water valve physically.
I bought the control board online and I confirmed that with a volt meter it is getting 120 volts power to the board but I don't see any power coming from the board in any other connections.
Does the board control the start up steps of drain the maker then fill if needed or does the water value work independant of the control board?
based on the attached manual there are a few things that make this unit go to sleep. One is the thermastat, but does that shut off all power to the led's as well?
I'm trying to determine if it's my control board is bad or something else is overriding the control board and making the unit sleep.