I have an icemaker in my Roper refrigerator's freezer that will not stop
water flow either when the tray fills or the bail is raised. I need a few
hints as to where I should look for problems. Is there a water level sensor
in the machine or is a timer used for water shutoff. The unit also has a
cube-size control if that matters.
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This is Turtle.
if the fingers of the ice maker are down in the bowl and will not come out or
move. Also the water will keep running more than 30 seconds and no movement of
the fingers. You have a stuck ice maker. Buy a new ice maker and not the repair
If it is just over filling the bowl by a little bit. There is a adjustment on it
to shorted the time the water valve stays open when filling the water to the
bowl. Most ice makers have 6 to 9 seconds fill time and the adjustment you have
just shortens it or makes it longer to put more water in it.
A better description would be nice.
That's true it could be, but they usually fail closed where they will
not let any water in. Way to check is to attach a voltmeter to the
solenoid terminals and check the voltage as the unit goes through a
fill cycle. It the voltage comes up and then does not drop off after
the appropriate time, the solenoid valve is doing what it is told to
do, that is, stay open.
Do a search for Ice maker repair and browse around. you will find
some very good diagnostic tools to determine whether it is your
solonoid valve or your timer/motor. Both are easily replaced.
If the water continues to come through the valve when there is no power
to it, the valve is bad. It is probably not the spring, but the valve
seat. Just replace the valve-- they are not very expensive. Larry
You're right. In my experience, however, and it is quite limited, the
coil fails first. I've replaced several that would not open, none
that would not close. doesn't mean that it can't happen. Kind of
like thermostats on cars, they can and will fail both ways.
By checking the voltage you can be sure that the timer/motor is
telling it to open and close properly, and eliminate all but the
solenoid as the problem.
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