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Offline niobrara

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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2012, 12:11:58 PM »
What I been getting on a lot of these units  that the cap tube from the solenoid to the ice maker freezes up. Thats a restriction and even thou they are replaceable my torch is not going in there. Just had this conversation with them last week.

Offline mikenovember

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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 05:27:56 PM »
check in the back end of the ice maker where the unit swings to the right to the eject/fill position,  at the rear of this is a plastic shield that warps and does not allow the unit to fully move to the right.  Bend a piece of alluminum sheet (about 1 3/4" by 2 1/2") the long way and slip it over the shield from the front to keep the shield straight and away from the ice maker.

Offline graham99

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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2014, 08:54:52 PM »
Hi Mikenovember:  In your post "Check in the back end of the ice maker where the unit swings to the right to the eject/fill position,  at the rear of this is a plastic shield that warps and does not allow the unit to fully move to the right.  Bend a piece of alluminum sheet (about 1 3/4" by 2 1/2") the long way and slip it over the shield from the front to keep the shield straight and away from the ice maker"

Were your instructions above the only steps needed to fix the Electrolux bullet style icemaker? If so, what type or thickness of aluminum sheet do you recommend the I use?   Curious, once the aluminum "shield fix" is in place, are you saying that it then allows the unit to fully move to the right?  Can you expand more about what operation is taking place?  Thanks so much!  graham99 

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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2014, 09:13:30 AM »
The ice maker was trying to move to the right fill position and kept clunking and moving back and forth.  The aluminum I used was about 15 thousands of an inch thick, ( a piece of an old evaporator cover off some old refrigerator).  I made a hole in the plastic with a nail that I heated with a cigarette lighter and drilled a  hole in the metal and put a screw through it, though I think friction would hold it just fine.  After putting this on, it worked fine, this is all it needed

Offline rmstrand

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Re: Electrolux bullet style ice maker in french door
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2017, 05:28:41 PM »
 :cheers:

So here's an update - I fixed the problem. It's been several years since I started this post but surprisingly many have viewed it trying to find a solution to what ultimately may be the same problem.

I kept trying to get it to work, and sometimes it cycled by mostly not. It just wouldn't work even though all of the tests passed. But that changed a few months ago when I turned on my ice maker in another vane attempt to make it work but this time it said "ICE T3". This had happened before but went away. This didn't go away this time so I looked it up and it's a thermistor failure. I think what's happened all along is that the thermistor has been soft failing; not completely failed but the tolerance was bad enough that the ice maker wouldn't function but good enough that it didn't throw a code, at least not consistently until now.

I ordered a new thermistor and replaced it. Replacing the thermistor requires patience and persistence. It's a little involved but you can do it if you just stick with it. I ran all the tests, reset everything and viola! It now appears to be reliably working for the first time in many years. I have ice! Cubed Ice, Crushed Ice - I HAVE ICE!

As a side note, if you have melted ice and/or build up of ice on the inside of the ice maker check to make absolutely certain that the outer cover is secured by the rear most pin. It should slide into a keyway but it's kind of a bear to get it to stay in the keyway as you slide the cover in place.

I hope this  helps someone else too!
« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 05:41:14 PM by rmstrand »

 

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