Post 2002 refrigerator and the optic eye is reading the two flashes and a pause like it is supposed to on opening the freezer, but when shutting the adjacent flap I am not getting the solid red light. It is still blinking two flashes. The thing is, they are getting ice periodically. Sometimes a couple batches a day. I had them turn the freezer to colder setting because it was on the higher side and after 24 hrs no batch. Is it definitely the optic sensor and is it possible that it is working periodically? thanks
kitchenaide freezer ice maker. is this possible?
Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:14 AM
no, all clear between the two points and i didnt depress the door switch. It is reading bad but wanted to know if anybody has ever come across a bad optic control that worked periodically.
Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:51 PM
The model of fridge is KSBP25INSOO I was thinking it could be failing thermostat in icemaker, but if optics are giving the reading to replace i'm assuming that needs done either way. Maybe the optics are having brief moments of clarity. I know on my kitchenaid a couple years ago I replaced my optics and it cured it, but I was getting no ice at all.
Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:24 AM
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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:10 PM
im just going to get the new optics. i will bypass and start cycle at receiver eye harness when I remove it, but like I said, she is getting ice from time to time. I was told that the icemaker was worked in in the last few years. She is not sure if it was replaced or if it was the optic controls. I would just rather see no ice at all instead of intermittent ice.
Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:02 PM
Two flashes usually indicate the icemaker is a harvest cycle. Remove the icemaker and inspect the module, particularly the drive gear cam. Make sure the two tabs that fasten the drive gear to the module face haven't broken. If one tab breaks off, the gear can get pushed away from module during harvest disrupting the contacts behind the gear. I've had one separate during the fill cycle once. Whoa, Nellie!
Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:13 PM
Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:28 PM
I say this but, there's one other thing it could be. I've only seen it once, on a built KA, but it was a bad control the was sometimes sending power to the Remitter and other times not.
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