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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:21 AM

Water into ice hopper, making block of ice...........looking at the " flex-tray" tray not returning to 'flat'....stays kinda twisted, left front of tray stays low, water when filling just runs out..........Read somewhere there is a "splash guard" or something or other......Did not see any "forced defrost" button...Just a thermister? A set of wires at the bottom of tray.......... Found tray as a replacement, is tray replaced a lot on these fine, highly engineered piece of equipment ice makers??????.....

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 10:57 AM

Changes were made to the ICEMAKER design to eliminate the symptoms you've described.

Although the part number for the "new" ICEMAKER is the same as the original---it's different. All original (flawed) icemakers were purged from inventory and destroyed.

Replacement ICEMAKER number: 5988JA1005D
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:39 AM

Thanks, john63. Is this the direction I/Ms' are headed in design for energy efficiancy??? For a few pieces of plastic, that is alotta clams.........P.S. any forced harvest mode ???

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

To initiate a TEST CYCLE:

Press the TEST button located at the bottom of the icemaker head---for half-a-second.

This will induce a "forced harvest".

Yes---icemakers (overall these days) are designed for lower energy consumption as well as lower production cost.
Certainly not the same material that we're accustomed to seeing in refrigerators---not that many years ago :)
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"






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How to start a test harvest cycle in an LG icemaker

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To initiate a TEST CYCLE:

Press the TEST button located at the bottom of the icemaker head---for half-a-second.

This will induce a "forced harvest".


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