KitchenAid icemaker not working; blinking red LED
Posted 25 April 2005 - 04:12 PM
The "icemaker switch" is in the on position, but the red LED that is on the same panel is blinking. Unfortunately, the manual doesn't cover this situation.
I saw this link http://fixitnow.com/...ice-in-your.htm, but is doesn't reference what to do if the light is blinking?
I also saw this page - http://laminatefloor...er-problem.html but no luck on the meaning of the red light.
This link was a little unnerving, as it seemed to indicate the entire door needed replacing..http://www.complaint...vember/20/1.htm
What's the blinking LED mean? Any suggestions on steps to troubleshoot this? Much obliged for any assistance - thanks, Alex
Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:55 AM
Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:51 AM
We saw an inquiry on the internet from a person asking for assistance with their KitchenAid Superba ice maker. We have the same problem with ice not being produced. Our KitchenAid is about 2-years old.
The control panel is in the "on position" and the red-light on that panel is blinking. I put my hand into the maker to see if there were any "stuck" cubes and found one cube located in the back of the "in-fill" trays but nothing appeared jammed. Do I have the same need for a new optics emitter and receiver board? If so, are they located behing the Control Panel and how much do they cost and do you supply them?
I saw a complaint on the internet by another customer and she was told the problem involved faulty wiring in the freezer door? But that doesn't sound probable. Your response will be greatly appreciated.
Posted 18 December 2005 - 12:17 PM
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 04:38 PM
Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:22 PM
works for me every time
hope this saves people some money and aggravation
Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:05 PM
Posted 16 January 2006 - 02:41 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 03:30 PM
Posted 17 January 2006 - 09:13 PM
take the grill off the bottom front. there should be 2 tech sheets, one at each corner of the grill itself. ones a wiring diagram and the other has test procedures for the optics.
the blinking has patterns (3 blinks and a pause for example)
some testing involves holding the door switch closed. read carefully.
they optics are a very common failure but another common problem when the complaint is no ice production is the water line supplying the ice maker is frozen.
the water line runs along the ceiling of the freezer and then out the back down to the valve. there is a kit where you get a new water line and a heater to wrap around it.
Posted 18 January 2006 - 04:05 PM
Posted 25 June 2006 - 09:11 AM
I had just replaced the water filter and nothing was amiss until I noticed water in the grout of the tile coming from under the fridge. I pulled the fridge from the wall and found that water had leaked all under the fridge. Not a lot, but enough for concern. No damage to the water line or connections and I was stumped because after changing the filter, the water dispenser on the door worked fine. I decided to keep an eye on the leaky water and found that it was wet only occaisionally. Turns out that when the ice maker was periodically attempting to draw water, the ice blockage in the feeder tube was forcing it back down into the filter and causing it to leak all over the floor.
Solution: Took the advice of the others on this page and thawed it with a hair dryer. I could feel the ice in the tube and kept trying to work it back and forth until I felt the ice actually crack and break up. To my amazement, it slid right out. Within minutes, the ice maker drew water and the leak did not return!
The hair dryer fix only took 5 minutes and it saved me a $55 service call (Sears) plus labor, not to mention the time it would require me to miss work and wait for the tech to show up between 8am and the time of my death. :X
Great site, I'll check here first for all my appliance issues. Thanks again!!
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