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Hi Joe,
OK So I found the light on the infrared light very inconsistant.
Mostly flashing twice, pauseing between. No change after closing flapper on the left.

Found the black filler hose and it did feel frozen.
Took my hair dryer to it for 5 minutes.
Not a drip, but infrared started 2 short 1 long and steady on when flapper closed.
Now back to 2 flashes.
Maybe the line is frozen up in the ceiling?
What do you think?

Deborah

Deborah,

It wouldn't be the first time the fill tube froze, back in the ceiling area, I'd have to believe it's due to the circumstances and not a void in the insulation.

But,
The two flashes on the reciever board, indicate a bad optics circuit.

"2 pulses, repeated once, indicates optics are defective
repeat step one and replace both boards."

Part number: AP3137510

Part number: AP3137510


Try this,

Unplug the power cord , or turn power off to the fridge for 5 minutes, power it back up and re do the optics test.

If you still have the two flashes, replace the optic boards.


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Unhappy Now I'm getting very frustrated.

Just got off the phone wit Carl, my handyman, he said the part we got from you was NOT the same and had 5 connections as opposed to 4 on the original.
This may axplain the needed hoseas.
Your company said it is the right replacement.

Please call Carl at 239-248-6398

Thanks,
Deborah
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Just got off the phone wit Carl, my handyman, he said the part we got from you was NOT the same and had 5 connections as opposed to 4 on the original.
This may axplain the needed hoseas.
Your company said it is the right replacement.

Please call Carl at 239-248-6398

Thanks,
Deborah

Deborah,

I'll double check everything and contact him, later as soon as possible.


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Hi Joe,
OK So I found the light on the infrared light very inconsistant.
Mostly flashing twice, pauseing between. No change after closing flapper on the left.

Found the black filler hose and it did feel frozen.
Took my hair dryer to it for 5 minutes.
Not a drip, but infrared started 2 short 1 long and steady on when flapper closed.
Now back to 2 flashes.
Maybe the line is frozen up in the ceiling?
What do you think?

Deborah

Deborah,

Just finished talking to Carl, He's a busy man.

I told him I would use this response to make explanations and checks we need him to make.

Make sure you save this post for him, so we can get you up and running.

At the new fill valve,

There are 5 connectors, there should be 5 water tubes,

1) the single valve solenoid, with the brass threaded fitting and the white
outlet with the blue john guess (compression) fitting,this is the water
supply to the valve assembly(the brass fitting) and the water tube going to
the filter should be inserted into the outlet(blue ring)on the single valve.
2) the return tube from the water tank needs to be inserted into the
single white,connector with the yellow ringed fitting, at the end of the dual
valve assembly.
3) the green solenoid fitting with the blue ring fitting, is the ice maker
supply, and the tube for the icemaker should be inserted into it.
4) the orange solenoid with the yellow ringed fitting is the water
dispenser,and the remianing tube should be inserted into it.

I don't think you have a problem there.

Now for the I/R dispenser control system.

(you'll need a paper clip and an insulated wire with both ends stripped 1/2 inch).

1) remove the reciever board( on the right side wall, with the on / off switch).
2) remove the 8 pin 5 wire connector from the board.
*** of course you have the power off to the unit ***
3) straighten and insert the paper clip into the harness connector on pin
number 3(usually a solid black wire) the other end of the clip insert it into
the number 4 pin(usually black with a white stripe).
*** you can now reset power to the refrigerator ***
4) remove the white plastic cover on the mechanism head,find the opening
(holes) labelled T and the one labelled H, insert the ends of the insulated
jumper wires, deep enough to contact the internal points in the mechanism
and hold there, until the arm on the rake assembly start to rotate ( should
only take a couple of seconds), and remove the jumper wire, the ice maker
would be in
proper operating condition, and you'll need the I/R control board kit.
*** if the icemaker does not advance, you'll need to remove the ice maker
assembly and check the pins in the wall connector for 120 VAC, using the
the ice maker harness as a refference for L1(black) and white wire(n)
and check for 120 VAC at the wall connector, no voltage would indicate a
bad wire in the wall, not a repairable situation.***

When done testing, remove the jumper wires and repair as necessary.

Based on the last response, I'm pretty sure you'll find you have a bad I/R control board problem, and you'll be fine after you replace the board kit.

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Your instructions are not making a lot sense. More wires than you have indicated.
Your description sounds like a regular ice maker not the VERTICAL one without arm.
Call ua ASAP please.
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Hi Joe,
OK So I found the light on the infrared light very inconsistant.
Mostly flashing twice, pauseing between. No change after closing flapper on the left.

Found the black filler hose and it did feel frozen.
Took my hair dryer to it for 5 minutes.
Not a drip, but infrared started 2 short 1 long and steady on when flapper closed.
Now back to 2 flashes.
Maybe the line is frozen up in the ceiling?
What do you think?

Deborah

Spoke to Deborah and Carl,

Advised test procedures to ice maker and I/R ice maker control board(s).

Also advised, most likely possibility is an intermittent circuit in I/R system and should order/replace I/R system PCB kit, per previous post, based on additional information given during conversation.
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OK so, the saga continues. Ice was slow then just stopped. I have ordered and replaced the infrared system, but nothingt. Infrared seems to be working now, but water not filling tray. Switch is on.Do I need to prime it or is there a trick to getting it started?
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OK so, the saga continues. Ice was slow then just stopped. I have ordered and replaced the infrared system, but nothing. Infrared seems to be working now, but water not filling tray. Switch is on.Do I need to prime it or is there a trick to getting it started?
Deborah,

No,
There's nothing to prime or a trick to getting the ice maker started.

It can take as long as 24 hours, for the unit to cool down properly and start making the proper sized and conditioned cubes. It has to flush and fill all the water tubing and make several batches of cubes, I'm guessing, you've had the icemaker on and the freezer temperature is in the proper range for longer than that.

At this point, I can only guess,

You may have a bad or intermittent thermostat or contact in the ice maker itself, even though it tested properly in the past.

I don't know what else or where else to other than a new ice maker.

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I don't have my information with me. Can you give me a price & part#.
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I don't have my information with me. Can you give me a price & part#.

Deborah,

Here is the part number and price for an icemaker for your refrigerator.
( click on part number for price and information)

Part number: AP3182733

Part number: AP3182733


(under the circumstances, it's the best way to go)

It should be a simple part change out for Carl.

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