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RCA side by side icemaker problems

marisha

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I don't see RCA on this blog but since it was made by GE thought I would see if help is available. We have RCA side by side Model MSX27D bought in 1991. Have had no problem with ice maker until a couple of days ago. I shut off fridge for about 1 hour in order to clean freezer. It's been 46 hours since turned back on and ice maker has only dropped ice twice. Don't know what I could have done but hope help is available.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Has it dumped more today, or is it still slow?

Sometimes it can take 24-72 hours to come back to normal,

Keep us posted,:)

Jake
 

marisha

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RCA icemaker problem

It's been about 4 1/2 days and still doesn't work right...it doesn't seem to be ejecting the ice unless I pull the arm up to off position and down to on a couple of times....then, the ice will sit on top the tray until I do that routine again....the ice then falls into the bin and a minute or so later the tray fills with water.
 

Jake

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Sounds like the ice maker sensor switch has gone bad on you, its kinda ironic this happened after you shut off the refrigerator for a hour, but 10 years plus for a ice maker working is pretty good, compared to ones i fix that are only 2-5 years old.
Its better to replace the whole ice maker, than just the sensor switch, but its costly, thats the only downfall.

Jake
 

marisha

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RCA icemaker problem

Jake, thank you very much for your time. There is an icemaker available for RCA's? Would this be a job too difficult for do-it-yourselfer? Icemaker's on the new refrigerators only last 2-5 years?

Thanks again for your help,
Marisha
 
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Jake

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Jake, thank you very much for your time. There is an ice maker available for RCA's?
Yes, here is a link, they have re-designed it abit but works well. Ice Maker

Would this be a job too difficult for do-it-yourselfer?
Not really , just has 2-3 screws to remove, then it just plugs in.

Ice maker's on the new refrigerators only last 2-5 years?
Nope, Some will go 10+ years like yours, some only 10 days or 10 months.

The reason some just go 10 days or 10 months is either there was a slight defect flaw on one of the internal parts, or just a bad internal part that failed too early, Thats why all Refrigerators come with a full 1 yr. warranty. Usually if it gets past that first yr. it should keep going for a long time to come.

Jake
 
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