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Frigidiare French Door - Ice Maker Not Working


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#1 SheltonRD66

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Model # FPHB2899LF

Serial # 4A02114733

 

I have installed the upgrade kit for this ice maker, and still I am not getting any ice.

 

The icemold is in the left position with no water or ice in the mold. When I run through the troubleshooting guide, all of the tests check out ok.

 

I am not sure where to go next.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

 



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

http://www.emaservic...od_Icemaker.pdf

 

This may not appy to your model, seeing that the serial number run is not in this range.


Edited by Scottthewolf, 04 February 2013 - 08:02 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Checked the electrical connections and they all appear to be good.

 

Interesting part is that I can pour water into the ice mold and then turn on the ice maker. The mold will move into the left position and freeze the cubes. The harvest cycle is suppose to start when the ice mold temp drops to 28 degrees. I have checked the temp and it drops to 24 degrees, but will not start the process.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

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It would be a good Ideal to check the thermistors, in the ice compartment? for proper resistance at the different temps. Scott I can't get your link to work.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:05 PM

What's the temperature inside the freezer? Does it get colder than 24 F?

I think it needs to be around 16F for it to start cycling on it's on.


Edited by tpoindexter, 08 February 2013 - 07:14 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:59 PM

What's the temperature inside the freezer? Does it get colder than 24 F?
I think it needs to be around 16F for it to start cycling on it's on.

I always tell people to check fridge temps first when there is an ice maker problem and I explain why. So they can remember for future references (but mainly so they call me as opposed to ignoring a failed ice maker), I tell them the ice maker can be like a canary in a mine shaft as it can let you know there may be a catastrophic major problem on the horizon... or a bad valve.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 08 February 2013 - 08:02 PM.

Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:26 AM

That crazy piece of crap icemaker isn't in the freezer compartment.  It has it's own compartment in the refrigerator section with it's own evaporator and fan system along with a complete computer to run the show.

 

I'm sure glad I've never had to work on one of these yet, (If I get one I will refuse the job!!!).

 

I was amazed at that contraption the first time I had seen one, it was right where it belonged, in the scrapyard probably only a year or less old and scrapped out.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

I will only work on them if it's an out of warranty call. I refuse to work on this piece of crap for Frigidaire's warranty rate of $60.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

That crazy piece of crap icemaker isn't in the freezer compartment.  It has it's own compartment in the refrigerator section with it's own evaporator and fan system along with a complete computer to run the show.

 

I'm sure glad I've never had to work on one of these yet, (If I get one I will refuse the job!!!).

 

I was amazed at that contraption the first time I had seen one, it was right where it belonged, in the scrapyard probably only a year or less old and scrapped out.

 

 

 I didn't even look at the schematic and have never worked on one before neither. I will study it just to understand it....but I will refuse to work on it as well.


Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist

"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

I  went on a call for an icemaker not working. Got there an looked at it a liitle then told the customer I was sorry but they'd need to call someone else. I couldn't get away from it fast enough. That's the kind of ignorance that upsets me at engineers.


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#11 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:05 AM

A couple of videos that may help:

 

Getting into Ice Maker Service Mode on the Frigidaire French Door Refrigerators

 

 

 

Troubleshooting No-Ice Complaints in Frigidaire / Electrolux French Door Refrigerators

 



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

I will study it just to understand it....but I will refuse to work on it as well.

 

So you're going to go get your engineering degree and computer science degree just to understand how that thing works then just throw all that learnin time way by not using it??? :kopkrab:  :kopkrab:

 

I got a headache just reading the tech manual telling how to run diagnostics on that piece of crap!!!!

 

I think Frickadaire locked a bunch of engineers in a lab and made them all drop a couple tabs of acid and said make us an icemaker that no one can figure out and that will never work right most of the time!!


Edited by Budget Appliance Repair, 10 February 2013 - 09:04 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

So you're going to go get your engineering degree and computer science degree just to understand how that thing works then just throw all that learnin time way by not using it??? :kopkrab: :kopkrab:

You mean you don't study things you find interesting even though there is no expected practical use for it? I find that just as perplexing. Guess that's why folks are different, huh? Heck, I study many things I expect never to use. Military strategy/history for example.. Hannibal's victory at Cannae... fascinating.. have several books on it but I don't plan on double enveloping anyone in the forseeable future. Last month I spent time learning and quizzing myself on US state capitals. No need for me to do that, visiting all of them certainly ain't on my bucket list. (now comes the "however" part)

However (see, told ya), studying something even tangentially related to what I do for a living, brings the added benefit of potentially increasing my value. Especially if I enjoy it. Who knows, there may be a brilliant concept hidden in there. If not, I will still learn something valuable. One learns from studying success and how to do something but one can learn just as much from studying failures and how not to do something.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 10 February 2013 - 01:17 PM.

Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist

"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:21 PM


However (see, told ya), studying something even tangentially related to what I do for a living, brings the added benefit of potentially increasing my value. Especially if I enjoy it. Who knows, there may be a brilliant concept hidden in there. If not, I will still learn something valuable. One learns from studying success and how to do something but one can learn just as much from studying failures and how not to do something.

 

 

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On a more practical side, learning about new technology, even if it's poorly conceived and executed, can only have a direct benefit for us.  We're in the technology trade, mah bruvahs, and the more technology you learn, the more you gain insight into the good, the bad, and the ugly that's out there in the appliance world.  For Professional Appliantologists, that can only translate into higher earning potential.  



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

AMEN! My inquisitive brothers of appliantology.  



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

I study almost every early morning & evening about appliance repair (except when fishing then I study the water, birds, fish slicks, etc.)  I bone up on everything I am going to tackle today tomorrow & next week.   Makes me better prepared and a better service repairman. :thumbsup:


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

I guess it didn't really come thru very good, that was suppose to be a funny....  :wacko: 

 

I totally agree with every you you said Durham!!!!


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

I think everyone knew that Willie. Ya gotta admit it was funny how it blew up on ya though. :woot:


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

You never know what you get when you open a box of chocolate. :turned:


I see says the blind man, leading a lame dog, while talking to a deaf person. In other words, Not liable if you choose to follow my opinion.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

too many big words....




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