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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:21 PM

I am new to the forum and I have a question about my new IM6 GE icemaker.  Everything is installed correctly but when I turn on the ice maker the water comes in and does not turn off.  It seems as if the thermistor is not sensing the water level.  Any advice?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:46 PM

Try this again, when the water does not shut off unplug the refrigerator, if the water stops then you have to suspect the ice maker, if the water keeps entering the ice maker then you know the fill valve on the back of the box is hung open and has to be replaced.
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:56 PM

I did what you suggested and the water did stop when I unplugged the fridge.  This is a brand new ice maker so I suppose I should take it back.  The valve on the back of the fridge is new also.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 01:59 PM

Good, at least you know for sure what the problem is.....;)
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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:27 PM

On the new electronic ice makers in that kit, as soon as you flip the on switch the valve will energize for 2 seconds and then harvest into a cycle. Is it actually over flowing?

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:17 PM

When you turn on the ice maker, the valve opens and water comes into the ice maker and never stops.  It overflows into a bowl that I put under the ice maker and continues to overflow until I turn off the ice maker.  The water dispenser  on the door works great.

When I first put the new ice maker in the valve would not open at all.  No water would come into the ice maker.  I bought a new valve today and now the valve opens but will not turn off.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 05:19 PM

If you take the front cover off the ice maker you should see a water level adjustment a + and a -.Adjust the water level to the - and test.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 01:45 AM

Took the cover off and there was no adjustment mechanism.  I think this one is all electric with a circuit board.  I think the thermistor does all the sensing and if it works, it works.

I took the maker out last night and let it come to room temperature so I could start over.  It did the same thing this morning.  The valve opens in the back and will not close and the maker overflows and I suppose would continue to overflow until I turn it off.

I am going to take it out and take it back.

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 02:37 PM

Sounds like a good idea.  Those electronic units don't have an adjustment.  Time to exchange it




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