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Icemaker for GE refridge model #TBX21CIBLRWW not working

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#1 lucid

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:07 PM

Hello,
My icemaker stopped making ice. I bought and installed a replacement water-inlet valve for it, but it only made one batch of ice with it before it stopped working again. The fridge also collects water under the crispers, but I think that is unrelated to the ice maker not working. Here is the water inlet valve I bought and installed for it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:12 PM

is there Ice IN the IceMaker now ?
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

No. There is no ice in the ice maker. Also, there is no water in it.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:05 PM

may be a bad IceMaker or a frozen Water Line ...
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

I don't think the water line is frozen because I don't feel a block of ice inside it when I feel around it. Is there a definitive way to tell if the ice maker is bad?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 02:14 PM

Thanks, but I think my ice maker is too old for that test because it doesn't have a green indicator. Do you have any other tests I can try?

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 04:09 PM

can you post (somewhere) a picture of your IceMaker ?
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

Another antique from the 80's
If the water valve is good and no obstrution in the fill lines
Then replace the head

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

Part link ==> Ice Maker Assembly

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:47 AM

Here is a picture of the ice maker: http://i.imgur.com/MBgYh.jpg. Which part is the head that I need to replace?

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 11:57 AM

Pull that white plastic cover off the front and post another photo of the module head underneath.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:35 PM

Here is a picture without the plastic cover: http://imgur.com/txDDI .

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:28 PM

Was the picture clear enough to make use of?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:30 PM

Yes. I see the problem. If you look at the little driver gear, you'll see it has some teeth knocked out. this prevents the harvest cycle from progressing. Looks like new ice maker time ==> http://www.repaircli...er=TBX21CIBLRWW

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:14 PM

... If you look at the little driver gear, you'll see it has some teeth knocked out.

... I missed that one :blink:
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

They sell Drive gears here. Do you think I need a whole new ice maker, or can I get by with the drive gear?

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 02:29 PM

Good find! I honestly didn't even know they had that part. That should fix you up assuming the rest of the icemaker works. Unscrew the larger gear, too, and make sure its hub is still intact.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

I took off the larger gear. Here is a pic. I don't know what to look for. Also, when I put the larger gear back on the ice maker's fins started rotating, and I don't remember what position they should be in. Will they correct themselves to the right spot.

The smaller gear rotated when I took the larger one off, and I couldn't unscrew it rotating it counter-clockwise.

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 08:30 PM

The smaller screw looks like a flat-head but I can't unscrew it. Maybe I'm not being manly enough with it. The gears in the machine start to rotate when I try to unscrew it.





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