Ice Maker Problem
Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:28 PM
At one point I had turned the water supply off under the sink (the little piercing valve, I think it's called. Looks like a "T." I wasn't sure how it worked, so I tried turning it all the way in the other direction (thinking it might already be off) and got no water flow, so I turned it all the way back on. Then it started spewing, so I've been closing it down about three turns each time it spewed, thinking the water pressure was too great. However, the tube is continuing to pop out.
Could the line be frozen up in there? If so, how would I un-freeze it? From inside? Outside? And what do I aim for? I can't quite see the line as it comes in b/c of the plastic cover above the ice tray as well as the metal panel behind the ice maker. Also, I hate to be dense, but if you need me to take the ice maker out, can you tell me how to do that? I've seen the diagram, but I don't quite see where to start and which screws need to come out. Thanks!
Posted 26 July 2005 - 02:33 AM
Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:40 PM
Thanks for the advice -- I did what you said and it worked! And as far as I know, I didn't set off any industrial accidents in the process. Yet.
Anway, since I haven't had any problems with the ice maker in the past, I thought I'd try just getting the ice out of the tube without replacing anything to start with. I'm hoping it only froze up b/c of something the tile people did when they were retiling (when I looked at it after they left, the tube had come loose from the rubber piece on the back that holds it in place). Anyway, we shall see. So far it has successfully frozen and harvested a tray of ice, so that's a good sign. I'm sure disaster is only a frozen tube away, however.
I have a couple of questions after looking around at things, though -
1. Why does the tube leading from the filter to the back of the fridge appear green inside in some places? Is this, um, green slime? Isn't the filter supposed to like clean the water, not turn it green?? Somehow this concerns me.
2. Also, if I do end up needing to replace the valve, how do I do that? I couldn't figure out how to get the rubber piece (that the tube goes into) on the back of the fridge to come out. Also, the only access panel I see on the back is sort of a narrow strip running up the center. It's nowhere near the water line.
Thanks again for your help!
Posted 28 July 2005 - 06:54 AM
By the way - woke up this morning to a full ice bin! Yay. Of course, there's still the green slime element...
Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:07 AM
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