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Fisher&Paykel E522B - Ice maker not working.

Fridge Ice Maker E522B Australia Wont Make Ice

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#1 jpk

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:20 PM

Hi All,
I've had a browse through the Ice Maker FAQ's but am not entirely sure where to start. I had a quick look last night and made sure there was water supply/pressure coming out of the pre fridge filter.

I had a look at the ice tray, and made sure it was inserted correctly, then I tried to force a manual cycle as suggested by the fridge manual.(pressing the < and > right buttons. Although there was a reference to the button lock symbol, so I tried ti with the buttons locked and unlocked, no difference.

It has apparently not been as cold as "usual", and I got the impression that It wouldn't freeze ice the old school way in a tray. However I adjusted the freezer temp down as it seemed a tad high also.

I felt up inside the ice maker "tray" and there didn't appear to be any water in it.

Any suggestions where to start?

I presume I should check for pressure/flow at the solenoid by removing the tube there.

Where does the freezing in the tubes usually occur? before or after the solenoid?


Thanks.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 03:16 PM

May have a frozen water line, common problem in this model



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Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:42 PM

Wow, that's quite the kit! - they never do mention what happens if the nylon wire stops at the 28" mark ....
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:50 AM

Hi Guys, thanks for the response.

I got a chance to have another look today. I tinkered around and connected the chilled water solenoid to the ice maker (after changing the keyed tabs), the water made its way to the ice tray no probs. So I returned it all to its original state.

This currently rules out issues with the solenoid, and lines..... However I did notice, that what I now know is the icemaker controller card after watching Samurai Appliance Repair Mans video, is blinking red 4 times. I'm presuming this must be some form of alarm. I noticed this on the previous visit, but didn't think much of it.

Any further thoughts? Dead controller, something else?

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:21 PM

Does the blinking light on the back mean anything, or is that just normal?

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:23 PM

likely to be a broken ice maker sensor

the old sensor wire was brittle and often breaks up near the sensor at the ice maker





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