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GE Monogram Ice Maker Model ZDIS15CFFS

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#1 Sandyman

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 11:55 AM

Turn machine on and nothing happens. After about 15 seconds cleaning light flashes once every second continuos. Unit is gravity drained.

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 12:51 PM

Check for loose connector on the bin thermistor...front right connector above cutter grid..if proper, check resistance on bin thermistor...can't remember the value at room temp...maybe someone else will chime in..
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Posted 12 May 2015 - 01:36 PM

Looking and the use and care manual, it reads "Every time the icemaker is turned off, you MUST clean the ice maker system with Nickel Safe Ice Machine Cleaner". Blah, blah blah...

 

Will it allow you to run a clean cycle? Make sure there is liquid in the reservoir and see if it will start the clean cycle.



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 02:04 PM

mini manual 31-51316-1 for model number ZDIS15CFSS

 

Evaporator thermistor 18.7-69.5K Ohms

Bin Thermistor 25.9-29.8K Ohms



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:11 PM

When put into the cleaning mode nothing happens. I am leaning towards bad control board, assuming ice bin thermistor does not lock out that function as well. I will check out thermistor when I get back over that way.
The control board part number is Part number: WR55X10020

Part number: WR55X10020
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Posted 13 May 2015 - 03:32 PM

From the mini-manual

 

The compressor runs at all times except when the bin thermistor resistance changes. This de-energizes the system except for the transformer, cutter grid and electronic control. Under normal operating conditions, when the evaporator reaches the preset temperature (+8.5 degrees to +4.5 degrees F, depending on thickness of ice) the evaporator thermistor signals the electronic control, terminating operation of the fan motor and pump. The hot gas solenoid and the water valve solenoid are energized at this time. Hot gas solenoid will remain on until the evaporator reaches 52 degrees F or until 16 minutes has passed. If the harvest cycle takes 16 minutes, the unit will go into failure mode and shut down. 



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Posted 13 May 2015 - 09:38 PM

Whenever the unit has reached a failure mode, the LED will flash, and the unit will shut down. If the failure was caused during a harvest cycle which lasted more than 16 minutes, the LED will remain flashing on & off in half-second increments. If the failure is caused by a faulty bin thermistor, (not detected), the LED will remain flashing on & off in 1-second increments. These are the only two failures that cause the unit to reach a shutdown failure mode. 

 

 

Unit will run without a evap thermistor.  

 

check this kitchen aid iemaker model #  KUIA18NNJS4  



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 07:20 AM

Bin thermistor Part number: WR55X10018

Part number: WR55X10018


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 08:55 AM

Whenever the unit has reached a failure mode, the LED will flash, and the unit will shut down. If the failure was caused during a harvest cycle which lasted more than 16 minutes, the LED will remain flashing on & off in half-second increments. If the failure is caused by a faulty bin thermistor, (not detected), the LED will remain flashing on & off in 1-second increments. These are the only two failures that cause the unit to reach a shutdown failure mode. 
 
 
Unit will run without a evap thermistor.  
 
check this kitchen aid iemaker model #  KUIA18NNJS4


Is this information from a service manual? Something that would help me in the future.

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Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:14 PM

yes it is.  Job aid 



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 12:30 PM

got a link or a Job Aid number?



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Posted 14 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

KAR-14  on service matters



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 11:35 AM

Follow up. The bin thermistor and the evaporator thermistor both measured 7.2k ohms.

I replaced the control board and the unit came up and started running. Followed up today and the bin was full of ice.

Instead of using GE part # WR55X10020 I used Whirlpool part # 6100504 with a price of $186 vs $286.

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:05 PM

6100504 does not show up as a good part number on APP

 

Also wr55x10020 shows as a retail price of close to $400.  Even with my sizable discount that does not come to $286


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:10 PM

Instead of using GE part # WR55X10020 I used Whirlpool part # 6100504 with a price of $186 vs $286.



How did you come up with a cross reference?

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:23 PM

My next question is  Service Matters is for Whirlpool products I thought not GE products.  Am I mistaken


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 12:54 PM

Whirlpool built this ice machine Patricio

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 08:38 PM

U Member .   Whirlpool part # s are almost always found on part.  

 

 

Nice job Sandyman







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