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GE IM6 icemaker drip


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#1 tlcoplin

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 12:52 PM

Ice maker is slowly dripping in the area of the thermistor, creating a frozen blob below the icemaker. I checked the resistance of the thermistor at 77F and it reads 10k.  Can't see any evidence of overfilling or drip flrom the water fill. What's causing the drip?

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:01 PM

There was a bulletin out about this, remove the ice maker, dry the area and use food grade silacone to seal that area where the water is coming over, then re-install and make sure the ice maker is level..
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 01:11 PM


[align=left]This occurs when water leaks from the icemaker thermistor[/align]
[align=left]housing due to capillary action or wicking of water. You will[/align]
[align=left]see icicles of various sizes forming between the mold body[/align]
[align=left]and control housing as shown in Figure 3. Ice may also form[/align]
[align=left]inside the control housing but this will not be visible unless[/align]
[align=left]the cover is removed.[/align]
[align=left]Other issues related to leakage include:[/align]
[align=left]• Restricted movement of the feeler arm causing “SLOW” or[/align]
[align=left]“NO” ice production.[/align]
[align=left]• Failure of the feeler arm. Restriction of feeler arm movement[/align]
[align=left]will break the internal crank mechanism of the[/align]
[align=left]icemaker. This can cause “EJECTOR STALLED”, “LED[/align]
[align=left]FLASHING” or “WILL NOT FILL”.[/align]
[align=left]Please note that the service diagnostics can not be run when[/align]
[align=left]the internal crank is broken.[/align]
[align=left]New icemakers will be available the end of July 2002. A[/align]
[align=left]gasket has been added to the thermistor housing to allow[/align]
[align=left]a water tight seal.[/align]

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 05:56 PM

Applied silicone to the upper portion around the thermistor, and now the icemaker works like new! I would not have thought that the capillary action would have drawn and created such a drip, and created such a frozen mess. Thanks for the expertise and the applied appliantology!

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Posted 17 September 2005 - 06:37 PM

Thanks, glad I could help.....:cool:
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