GE profile PVD28BYNBFS ice maker not receiving water
I have been troubleshooting my ice maker for a month now with no luck.
original my ice maker stopped producing ice because the ice box fan failed and the ice box in the fridge wasn’t getting cooled enough. Replaced that part and now I can’t get water to the ice box.
Ice machine will make ice cubes with water added manually
water line from solenoid to ice maker clear. (Checked with air compressor light pressure)
Water dispenser works with adequate pressure
Ice maker solenoid passed ohms check and also (ran jumper wires from water solenoid to ice maker solenoid. Request water from the door and water went to the ice machine.)
It seems like the logic or the ice machine is not requesting water because it’s not opening the solenoid.
Nice troubleshooting, a=manually adding water to see if temps are low enough to freeze and allow the icemaker to operate. What may be left is figuring out if the temperature sensor failed or damage connection prevents the sensor from sending a correct signal to tell the icemaker to run its cycle. If its a NTC type, high resistance/low temps and low resistance/high temps are its characteristics.
F Dryer さんによる
Thermistor check accomplished 9.45 Kohms. Follows in line with normal operations.
Ran a service test and it cycled water and dispensed water.
But will not dispense water during normal operations
Josh W さんによる
A service test (my guess) might bypass the temperature sensor to allow it to cycle and exercise everything. This may explain why it works (with the temperature sensor is bypassed). Are you sure the sensor resistance is correct? There are negative and positive temperature coefficient thermistors. I don't know specs but found thermistor temperature/resistance charts, presuming one for NTC and the other for PTC. Bypassing your sensor with the appropriate resistor value for typical freezing temps should allow immediate icemaker operation. The question is which sensor is used to substitute a resistor (high or low value) to determine whether the sensor is faulty or the main board.
F Dryer さんによる
If you're willing to spend the money here's the service manual for the refrigerator that may help as usually they have the wiring diagrams. The manual is GE part #31 10000390 but I couldn't find a free download anywhere.
Also check around the back of the cabinet underneath the compartments as sometimes the manual is kept there in a plastic sleeve. With models that have a grill or a toe plate at the front on the bottom it is easier as that's where it mostly is behind but I noticed that your model doesn't have either at the bottom.
Any results on this? My ice box wouldn't get cold. Replaced the fan, didn't work. Replaced the control board, now it's proper temp but will not make ice. Manually filled the tray and they froze but didn't drop. Clueless now.
Greg Andersen さんによる