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Re: Kitchenaid superba icemaker
HI thanks for the question On the ice maker you should have an metal arm thatlifts up &down Down means you want ice Up means the ice bucket is full if that arm is not there that will cause the problem if the arm is there make sure it moves up & down ok if it does Then you need a new ice maker or save money & when the bucket gets full turn off water at back of fridge to stop water from coming in thanksfor the question THe appliance doc
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First check to make sure the icemaker is on. Most icemakers have what looks like a wire that extends to the right. Down is on, up is off. If yours does not have this, there might be an on off switch on the icemaker itself. If the wire (bale) is on, or the switch is on, then the icemaker is defective, unless the freezer is too warm. Icemakers have a thermostat in them that will not let them operate if the freezer is too warm. Sometimes that thermostat will not activate until the freezer is 15 degrees.
You will have to determine whether the problem is due to no water getting to the icemaker or a control problem in the icemaker unit.
There is a water valve near the bottom of the refrigerator where water from the outside source enters the refrigerator. This valve sends water to the icemaker (and probably the water dispenser) when the refrigerator controls call for water. These valves can malfunction, and the water lines can get blocked.
The other possibility is that something inside the icemaker controls has malfunctioned, and it is not calling for water.
You have an emitter and receiver in the freezer section...Actually when you slide the lever on the right side in the middle of the freezer section, you break the beam...and it is suppose to stop the ice maker from harvesting ice anymore. If this shut off device fails, it can fail in the on position and continue to make ice. Replace this assemlby sold in a kit and you will be fine. In the mean time, if you can remove the ice maker head and unplug it, that will stop the ice until you can replace the emitter and receiver assembly. You can also shut the water off but the ice maker will continue to operate, just not dispense ice. If extending and waiting on this repair you should disconnect the ice maker.....