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10 yr old Frigidaire ice maker stopped making ice

Wife emptied ice storage compartment to fill a chest about 2 weeks ago...ice maker worked sporatically for a few days then stopped making ice. Cold water is still being dispensed from refrig....I changed the water filter and nothing has changed - still no ice...I have noticed there is no water entering icemaker unit and the dispenser is still  rotating with out any results...thanks Henry I took the ice compartment out of the freezer and emptied the ice into a cooler, placed the empty compartment back into it's device, and ice making has not resumed. I had this problem last year and had to call a repair tech.

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  • young01 Oct 13, 2011

    where is the water filter?

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Try forcing the cycle by manually triggering the cycle a few times. Sometimes you can detach the trip arm or turn the tray by hand by disconnecting it from the gear. There may have been a switch bumped to turn it off or the switch somehow jammed. Maybe check for freeze-up. If there is water in it, it's going somewhere.

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The ice maker is controlled by a temperature sensor which determines when the 'dump' cycle begins. There is a heater in the small ice cube wells that furnishes heat when the dump cycle is initiated in order to make the ice cubes come out of the well.

If this heater is not working, you'll get the symptoms you describe. Possibly a few ice cubes will dump without the heater, but most will not and since the remaining ice is already frozen, another cycle won't occur until the cold ice is dumped, so all you get are those few cubes that just happened to dump without the help of the heater.

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Which brings us to the heating coils surrounding the ice cube compartments. It can be removed by reasonably skilled homeowner, but if you feel uncomfortable about taking the ice-making mechanism apart, best to leave it to a qualified repairman.

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