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How are you checking the power ? are you pushing the light button in when testing the harness ?
I have checked power using a multimeter across L and N. Also checked at the receptacle on rear wall of freezer, also using multimeter. Pushed in light button both times.
Also tested the freezer switch (removed and tested continuity). Also jumpered the wires that attach to the freezer switch (thereby bypassing the switch). Still no power to the icemaker nor to the receptacle in the rear.
I also bench tested the motor on the icemaker (jumped power) and the motor spins a full revolution. It is behaving as if there were a bad fuse or relay in the line that supplies power to the icemaker
theres a fusible link in the ice maker harness. but from what your saying you tested the connect before this harness at the back of the freezer correct ? and the wiring shows one in line but it looks like its the same one, heres the wiring diagram.
Correct. I tested for power 'upstream' of the icemaker harness (black to white at the receptacle on back wall). Frustrating because this is basically a very simple device, but for some reason it is just not getting power. Heck, I even swapped the water filter.
In the past I have had icing problems where, I think (could be wrong) I had an iced up water line. In the past I unplugged fridge for a couple hours, plugged in, and worked fine. Tried that this time but no go.
OK, so I just went back to redo something I thought I had done. I tested for power at the rear receptacle with the light switch depressed. Eureka. Got line power.
I see the fuse in the power line to the icemaker. Is it replaceable?
OK, so WE fixed it. While I sat staring at the icemaker here on my desk trying to figure out how to replace the fuse, I noticed that the harness that connects the fridge to the icemaker actually PLUGS IN both ends (I assumed hardwire to icemaker). And the plug was out 1/8 inch. Pushed it in, remounted icemaker to fridge, jumped T&H, and the sonovabitch started turning (with light switch depressed). It sounded like it filled with water so I THINK I am fixed. Thank you for your help. I can now call off the planned repair visit (which probably carries with it a $75 'show up' fee.