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quick icemaker question
« on: December 17, 2012, 08:01:26 PM »
A lady's icemaker motor, WR29X10001, shed a tooth.  The tooth stayed in the opposite gear 'til I picked it out.  It was jamming when it rolled around and tried to put a tooth into the filled slot.

I popped it out, and told her to see if it'd make ice.  They got back to me, no ice. 

I hoped, since it was on the drive gear, it'd keep rolling around, and get the thing going, but no go.

The question is:  Does this just need a new motor (did the tooth just break?), or is there perhaps another reason, such as a broken heater that would cause the motor to break a tooth by trying to force out ice that is frozen in place?

I can 't think of another reason for the tooth to go.  If you guys have an idea, it'd save me from going back to check the heater.

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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 08:20:56 PM »
If it doesn't harvest I wonder if you are correct on the heater not working correctly. On the drive I imagine you will have to rr the motor...
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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 09:40:04 PM »

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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 10:03:22 PM »
Sorry AJ,  I was thinking of experts answers, and not how this would help others.  I guess I'm selfish... :-\

TGoods!  Woohoo!  I was looking for one of those!  I gave up after a while.  How'd you find it?

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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 12:46:40 AM »
I've ordered a few of these.  I forgot the part number so I used repairclinic's drill down search.

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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 05:52:27 AM »
Why would you mess with that small gear instead of replacing the whole Icemaker? It'd be faster and you'd know for certain all components would work.
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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 10:52:14 AM »
Why would you mess with that small gear instead of replacing the whole Icemaker? It'd be faster and you'd know for certain all components would work.

Two Reasons:  The lady is an acquaintance of mine, and I want to keep it as inexpensive as possible for her.  Also, as I am relatively new to appliance repair, I want to explore all the options of repair, even if they are not quite efficient, so that I can learn as much as possible in as short a time as possible.

If I just swap out icemakers, then I never learn how they work, nor how to repair them.


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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 11:02:22 AM »
I have a modular ice maker outside. I just might make ye an educational video on how that puppy ticks. And how to check it. LOL
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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 11:52:48 AM »
Bring it on... refresher courses are the way to go. I forget alot if I go to without servicing a part for too long.
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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2012, 12:22:52 PM »
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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2012, 08:13:31 PM »
andersenappliance, did you get it fixed?
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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2012, 08:39:05 PM »
JW-Not sure if you got my post, so here goes.   You asked the Question, how do you know how much gas to put in this Scottsman Ice maker unit.   Well heres my answer......when viewing the frost from the evaporator, the FROST line should not go any further than the last coil out of the evaporator.   From the last loop out of the evaporator,  down to the suction port on the compressor........there should be NO frost from the evaporator to the compressor, period.  In fact this POINT is used on ALL refrigerators, and Ice makers, so if there is no sticker with the amounts visible,  just remember,  frost to the end of the evaporator coil,  but NO further.  Brent@CanBC

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Re: quick icemaker question
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2012, 10:42:50 PM »
@AJ,

They said wait 'til after Christmas.  I've got the part, & when I go to install it, I'll check the heater.

We'll see.

 

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