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Old 11-13-2008, 02:59 PM
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We replace the water valve but the water is still not going into the unit.
Is there some kind of switch that makes it open and close


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Old 11-13-2008, 03:03 PM
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check the other threads I posted a service manual and a website for fixes on your unit
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We have replaced the water valve and it is still not pumping water into the
unit. Is there a switch that makes the valve open and close?
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no there is no float switch it just goes through on/off and control board disconnect the wiring to valve and make a jumper cord and apply 120 volts to valve see if it works that way

Start of harvest: Evaporator thermostat senses its below-freezing cut-out setpoint, and triggers the hot-gas recirculation solenoid to begin harvest. Hot-gas recirculation heats the evaporator, thawing the bottom of the ice slab that has up to now been solidly frozen. Water solenoid energizes, sending fresh, room-temperature tap water into reservoir, with excess overflowing into drain tube which directs the overflow down the drain without rinsing and melting the existing ice in the bin. Suction-side pressure quickly rises from terminal 1 to 6 psig, up to 60 to 100 psig, due to the reversal.1:00Mid-harvest: Continued thawing loosens ice slab from evaporator plate, and the slab slides off onto the cutter grid. The slab makes a "thunk" sound when it hits the grid assembly and comes to rest on the top grid wires. The evaporator no longer has ice on it, so its temperature now rises above freezing due to the hot gas flowing through it from the reversed refrigeration unit.2:00End of harvest, start of liquid water chilling: Evaporator thermostat senses its above-freezing cut-in setpoint, de-energizes hot-gas solenoid to restore chilling. Water in reservoir is above freezing (now a mix of previous chilled water and fresh room-temperature water, proportion depending on how long the harvest took), but begins to chill as it recirculates over the evaporator plate. Suction-side pressure quickly falls to 10 to 15 psig range, and continues to fall as water chills.7:00Start of ice formation: Water fully chilled to freezing point, and ice begins to form on edges of evaporator plate. Suction-side pressure in the refrigeration unit declines to 6 to 10 psig.10:00Ice builds in thickness: Evaporator plate now fully covered with a thin layer of ice. Bottom of evaporator plate is well below freezing, but not enough to trigger the harvest thermostat. Suction-side pressure at about 6 psig.18:00 to 22:00Triggering of harvest: Ice has formed a full-thickness slab on evaporator plate. Top of slab is covered with recirculating water and is at freezing temp. Bottom of slab and underside of evaporator (with capillary sensing tube to thermostat) are well below freezing. As the ice grows thicker, the heat transfer slows, and the evaporator temperature progessively falls, eventually triggering the thermostat setpoint, and the cycle repeats. Suction-side pressure declines to minimum of 1 to 6 psig, depending on ambient conditions. Note: it's not unusual for thicker cubes or older machines to take about 30 minutes to cycle; but anything much longer than that is poor performance, indicating the need for repairs.
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Here's a link to the manual: http://www.truetex.com/ice_machine_gi1500.pdf

Here's a link a good icemaker repair site:
Repairing the Whirlpool Ice Machine
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We put in a new water valve and there is not power going to it. Does the on/off switch turn this valve on. How do we find the problem
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If the on /off switch was bad nothing would come on CHeck the thermistors Does the compressor run? Does the fan run?
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What makes the water valve come on.
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Let's read the manual as it explains the whole kit-n-kaboodle.
If the bin thermostat is bad, nada, nothing will happen.
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I think your best bet would be call a technician to check the unit out for you.

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