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Viking VUIM1531DLSS Grid Cutter wiring


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#1 ktbesch

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Posted Yesterday, 05:13 PM

I recently had to replace the water pump in my undercounter ice maker.  All went well until I realized I'm not sure where the long wire in the photo conects to the grid which isn't cutting the ice.    I downloaded the service manual, but I can't tell from the picture where the wire goes. 

I read that the marvel pump may not be triggering the harvest cycle, but given that it is brand new the unconnected wire seems to be the culprit.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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#2 danoam

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Posted Yesterday, 05:26 PM

The pump does not trigger the harvest. There is a thermistor on the underside of the evaporator plat that talks to the electronic control to determine when it's time to harvest the slab. Was the pump not pumping, or was it not harvesting? It looks like the broken wire is one of the feed wires to the grid, is there a ring terminal screwed to the grid frame with no wire attached to it?

#3 ktbesch

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Posted Today, 06:41 AM

The pump seized and was not pumping.  I think you are right that the wire feeds the grid and no, I didn't find any broken ring terminals.  The problem is that the wire length doesn't end near any of the contact points for the grid.  Just trying to figure out where the wire (the only long one that comes out of the plug) attaches to the grid.  Thanks for your help.



#4 ktbesch

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Posted Today, 06:58 AM

In this picture it looks as if the wire would attach on the right side of the grid, but given that the short wire from the plug also attaches there it seem like the current wouldn't run through the grid- just straight from the short wire to the long wire.  I can't find any other good pictures of the grid.



sorry, couldn't figure out how to post picture...

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Posted Today, 09:12 AM

Look to the right of the first image you posted, it connect to the screw, most like you'll see a corroded connector there.
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