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Offline Bill

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Maytag flex tray icemaker
« on: November 19, 2008, 02:22:57 AM »
Looking for a wiring diagram for a maytag flex tray icemaker so i can bench test the head assembly. customer lives quite a ways away and sent icemaker to me. I know tray was defective but i want to be sure head works before i send it back to him,

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Re: Maytag flex tray icemaker
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 04:43:25 AM »
Maytag does not make that head, Admiral did. Where's your model number?

There are no diagrams floating around for these as they were eliminated in 1994 for the heat-release icemakers. There's no way to bench test this type of unit. When it is  installed in the customers refrigerator, you can manually start a cycle and test the unit by pressing the lower tab on front while tipping the tray slightly clockwise until it starts running on its own..

Tell your customer that icemakers have to be in their original freezing environment to properly test them. If your customers freezer temps were over 18 o F. then the icemaker would shut down anyway.

Maytag did away with this design and the new replacement is a heat-release icemaker. The conversion kits are available. As far as I know, the heads are no longer available for this one.
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Re: Maytag flex tray icemaker
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 05:41:37 AM »
My good man I was working for "Whirlpool" when that was first introduced.Had the defrost timer built into it. Since they are now the proud parent of Maytag.
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Re: Maytag flex tray icemaker
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 06:06:36 AM »
You are mistaken on which Flex-tray we are speaking of.

Maybe I am too, but the guy did not provide a model number. Anyway, WHR/Sears had a flex tray icemaker as you described, but the mechanism was in front, along with the 938140 gear assembly for defrost. The Maytag refrigerators were all made at Admiral during that time, and their flex trays have a slender mechanism in back that drives the tray on a metal spindle. They do not control the defrost either.  Way different design. Have another cup of coffee...it's early.

My good man.  :)

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Re: Maytag flex tray icemaker
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 06:18:58 AM »
Ah yes, low on caffeine this morning.
Only thing dumber was Westinghouse "Carousel" ice maker.  ::)
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Re: Maytag flex tray icemaker
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 09:17:10 AM »
About all you can do is look for a worn or missing shaft spacer. To initiate harvest you need 3 hands. With power to the ice maker you simultaneously push the 2 switches on the head and rotate the icetray clockwise. If you have a light bulb hooked up to the water valve and common wires then when it comes on near the end it should stay on for 13 or 14 seconds. You are not suppose to mess with the waterlevel adjustment screw. About all you can do is replace that flex tray or the head itself if you can locate one. Not all of them are the same, their are 3 different heads. That flex tray will get to where it is brittle and stiff, it simply wont flex anymore.
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