TFX22ZRXF GE refrigerator Ice dispencer problemice dispencer problem
Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:47 PM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 09:27 AM
Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:29 PM
Let me know if anyone has different opinion or information.
Posted 10 June 2012 - 03:51 PM
Check the door flapper seal to ensure it's seating properly and not allowing air to leak out. Also check to ensure that the freezer is not set colder than 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Colder than 0 is getting into what's called "Bar Ice" because it's so cold that it takes a long time to warm up to the point that it will melt so it keeps your drink cold longer without watering down your drink. However, there is a problem with that...
Bar ice is meant to be scooped out of a tub by a bartender, not dispensed from a refrigerator ice dispenser. The dispenser breaks the cubes for crushed ice and even when dispensing cubed ice there are cubes that get trapped halfway and then broken in half as the auger turns. When you do this to ice that is between 0 and 32 it's not a problem but once the ice gets below 0 F it doesn't just break... it shatters into tiny snowy little bits and fluffy stuff. This stuff gets caught in the door flapper, preventing a good seal. Without a good seal frost builds in the chute, making the seal even worse.
The real problem with all this is that with the chute pinned open you have a small amount of frost melting all the time, causing a drip. That drip often runs down into the guts of the dispenser... rusting the solenoid and also trickling all over the electronic board that is behind the panel.
Electricity + water leak = Fizzel, pop, dead board.
So what starts as a little snow in the chute can turn into a rusted solenoid and a shorted out board... and boards are expensive.
I always advice customers to not allow a freezer to get below 0 if there is an ice dispenser. Yes, the ice cream could be a little softer because of this but it beats a fried circuit board. If there is no ice dispenser then turn it down as far as you like, it won't hurt a thing.
- Samurai Appliance Repair Man likes this
Joe Customer: "Because we have to pay you to leave."
Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:09 PM
Normally, after the ICE is dispensed, Flapper closes with noticeable sound like 'thug'. Since this problem, I haven't heard this sound. When chute is not overly clogged, crushed ice will still come out. Cube will bet stuck and will not make it. It will be collected behind the door.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users