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how long does it take for an ice maker to start to fill and produce ice the fridge was installed on the 20th of february at 2 pm

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 26th, 2011

the fridge was installed on the 20th of february at 2 pm still no water in the mold and no ice

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Manage My Life
ok man thanks so much for the help :)
by Manage My Life
February 26th, 2011
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scott d
Based on the information listed, this does appear to be a defective icemaker. It would not be practical to replace individual parts in it. The complete icemaker is # 241642501 and is available at the link below.
by scott d
February 25th, 2011
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its not buzzing but at the same time its not moving on its own either the service manual under the fridge said tun the ice maker manually the hold switch clicks .. then it should cycle on its own its not cycling at all after the click it just sits there .... if i cycle it manually nothing works no water , no heater cuz i filled it with water to see if when i cycle it if the heater will come on that does not even work im starting to think its dead :O when i get an omm meter i will test the parts on a digital meter what is good from bad voltage readings ???
by Manage My Life
February 24th, 2011
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It's possible the icemaker may be cycling but it's just not filling with water. This could make it seem like it's not cycling. When you cycled this icemaker did it make a humming or buzzing sound toward the end of the cycle? If it did make this sound but no water filled the mold, then the problem will be with the water valve or low water pressure to the valve. If you did not hear a humming sound, then some voltage checks will need to be made.
by scott d
February 24th, 2011
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It's possible the icemaker may be cycling but it's just not filling with water. This could make it seem like it's not cycling. When you cycled this icemaker did it make a humming or buzzing sound toward the end of the cycle? If it did make this sound but no water filled the mold, then the problem will be with the water valve or low water pressure to the valve. If you did not hear a humming sound, then some voltage checks will need to be made.
by scott d
February 24th, 2011
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hmmmn thanks for you help but it does not even cylce on its own i have to do it manually and when i do it manually with it still in the freezer no water comes into the mold ... ah well guess is buy a new one
by Manage My Life
February 24th, 2011
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A good test will be to manually advance this icemaker into a cycle. To cycle this icemaker, pull the front cover off and you will see some gears. Turn the small gear ccw until the icemaker starts running (see attached picture). Watch it cycle now and toward the end of the cycle, watch to see, if it fills with water. If it cycles and fills but does not harvest the ice and the temperature is ok (between 0 – 5 degrees), the icemaker will need to be replaced. If it cycles but does not fill, listen for a humming sound. If you do hear this sound, it indicates the inlet water valve is getting energized but is not allowing water through. In his case, check to make sure the water supply to the refrigerator is ok. If it is, then the water valve # 241803701 will need to be replaced. I hope this will help you.
by scott d
February 24th, 2011
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ok thanks man yea its still under warranty but i dont live in the U.S im from the Caribbean but the fridge was bought in Canada ...... ill call ah service rep for Kenmore down here but can i test the thermostat myself what indicates a good reading and a bad one ??? thanks
by Manage My Life
February 24th, 2011
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I'm sorry you are having this problem. If the freezer temperature is below 10 degrees and adding water to the mold did not help, it would indicate the icemaker thermostat is not closing. However, since this unit was just installed and is still under warranty, I recommend having a technician come out to check this under warranty. It would not be a good idea to do anything with this, while it's still under warranty.
by scott d
February 23rd, 2011
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btw the ice maker is the non modular kind and i did what the manual under the fridge said and cycled it but it wont move i had to turn it all the way through ....... let me guess i need a new unit ??????
by Manage My Life
February 23rd, 2011
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scratch the cycle part filling it did not help sigh .......... it only filled the mold but apparently did nothing i know this cuz the last cube in the mold was not filled ....... so false alarm im guessing the whole thing needs to change or the thermal cutoff really went bad the

ice maker info is as follows
im part number
241642509
model num IMBD03-003
by Manage My Life
February 23rd, 2011
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hey i tried filling ti with ah little water near the first to cubes after the ice maker head since i know the thermostat and other sensors are there ...... it triggered the ice maker to cycle and fill with more water but the ice maker did not eject the ice the tines are still in home position what does this mean bad thermostat or bad thermal cut off or just buy a new ice maker ???
by Manage My Life
February 23rd, 2011
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I'm sorry you are having this problem. A good rule of thumb is to give it 24 hours. Make sure the bail arm is all the way down and the water is turned on. Sometimes a jumpstart will help the icemaker get started. Use a turkey baster and manually put approx. 4.5 ounces of water in the icemaker mold, to see if it will freeze the water, harvest the ice and refill. If it doesn't cycle properly, I recommend having a technician come out to check it, under warranty. I'm listing a site you can access, to have a tech come out. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by scott d
February 22nd, 2011
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ok thanks the model number is 253.7817980 its a Kenmore but the Frigidaire built kind
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by Manage My Life
February 21st, 2011
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While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, a suggestion I have is to add model number to this thread so you can get a better answer from the experts!
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by Manage My Life
February 21st, 2011
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