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Offline bryan j

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maytag ice maker
« on: October 21, 2007, 12:03:52 PM »
maytag Model mzd2665hew, SN/ 10879399EL
ice make does nothing

test points L & N give 0 volts ???
jumping T & H, and motor does not turn , BUT heater does get hot.

what should be my next step?

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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2007, 03:39:32 PM »
Now that is strange, the mold heater works thru that thermostat you jumped to see if you could get the ice maker to go thru the harvest cycle, that thermostat would have to have been closed for the mold heater to come on which means the ice maker should have been going thru a harvest cycle as that is what causes it to start rotating and it turnes that mold heater on, if you jump T to H to start a harvest cycle that heater will not come on since that thermostat would/should not have been closed..something is not right here but cannot put a finger on what it is, see if the tabs in the center of the wheel in the front of the ice maker head might be broken so that wheel is not turning....sounds like an ice maker module head problem right now...

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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2007, 06:51:11 PM »
the gears look good, and the motor does not turn when I jump H&T, but the heater gets HOT in about 3 min.

I do not understand why I can not find any power at L&N (or anywhere else). Where the maker plugs into the fridge, I checked between the Green and red wires and get nothing?

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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2007, 08:35:17 PM »
I am not sure, but I do know that mold heater should not get hot unless that thermostat in the head is satisfied and puts the ice maker into the harvest cycle..forcing a cycle by jumping the thermostat would not make the heater hot, or should not do so...

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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 08:27:17 PM »
would you suggest I go ahead and replace the motor assembly? or should I check for something upstream. I am still puzzled as to why I am not reading any voltage.

The service manuals I found on this web site are great!

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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 08:58:20 PM »
Hi bryan,

On the ice maker, green is ground. You should have 120VAC between red and white. Brown is the fill valve. Pegi's right the heater shouldn't come on until the ice maker starts and the t-stat is closed. Before you replace the module check the price of an ice maker, sometimes they are close.



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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 09:36:03 PM »
maytag mzd2665hfw, SN/ 10879399EL


I was going to get some part numbers and prices, but can't find that model.

Are you sure it's not Mod# MZD2665HEW
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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 09:44:37 PM »
Ok, HFW or HEW this one will fit your model, part # D7824706Q
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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007, 10:15:03 PM »
At the connector, I get no voltage between Red and White.
Is there a fuse or something I need to check that is upstream of the ice maker? I hesitate to replace the ice maker untill I can see some power at this connector.
Thanks agin for all the help on this. This is a great forum :)

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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2007, 10:17:39 PM »
In the black wire harness that is clipped to the side of the ice maker is a thermo fuse.

You can take your meter and ohm the black wire out to see if it's open.


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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2007, 10:35:21 PM »
It maybe the red wire on that maytag, in either case its the wire that is held to the side of the ice maker with a clip.

If it checks open you will not get power to the ice maker. It should be closed.

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jumping T & H, and motor does not turn , BUT heater does get hot.

If it heats you must have power there.


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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2007, 10:45:10 PM »
With the ice maker connector unpluged and out of the way , do you have line voltage at the connector from the frige. You might have to hold the door switch closed.
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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2007, 07:47:45 AM »
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You might have to hold the door switch closed.

That was my problem.
Now after jumping T&H, and letting it run through a cycle, everything is working, and I had a bucket of ice this morning.

Thanks to everyone.
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Re: maytag ice maker
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2007, 07:50:55 AM »
Glad you got it working. Let us know if you still have problems.
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