My icemaker makes the ice but does not drop it into the bucket. It just leave it in the upright position in the ice maker device. It also seems to not be making all of the ice cubes only a portion of them.
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Re: ICE MAKER NOT WORKING CORRECTLY
Hello deloreslovat welcome,
You said ,your ice maker makes the ice but does not drop it into the bucket. It just
leave it in the upright position in the ice maker device. It also seems
to not be making all of the ice cubes only a portion of them.
Here are somethings to check that may cause this
The ice cubes are hollow or small NOTE: This is an indication of low water pressure. Water shutoff valve not fully open? Turn the water shutoff valve fully open. Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source line. Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure. See “Water Supply Requirements.” Questions remain regarding water pressure? Call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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Does the icemaker bucket has ice cubes. If yes then your problem is in the dispensor. If no ice cubes on the icemaker bucket then your problem is with the ice maker unit.
Let say Ice cubes on the ice maker bucket and dispensor makes noise when pressing for ice cubes. Then either your ice dispensor flapper is frozen or may be ice cubes in bucket may have defrost and frozen again sticking together.
Refrigerator - Icemaker Not Dispensing,or Not Making Ice
Check that the feeler arm on the icemaker is in the down position and is not blocked.
If the icemaker does not have a feeler arm make sure the icemaker paddle is not blocked under the icemaker.
For more information on the causes of new icemakers not making ice.
For more information on normal ice production.
Side by Side models:
The filter may be loaded with sediment that can cause low water pressure.
The water pressure must be between 40 and 120 psi.
Pressures below 40 psi may cause a malfunction of the icemaker (i.e. producing hollow cubes or no ice production).
Test the water pressure:
Dispense water from the dispenser into a large measuring cup for 20 seconds. If the measuring cup contains less than 13.5 ounces (400 metric centimeters), the water flow is inadequate.
If the amount of water is less than 13.5 ounces then the refrigerator fails the test, remove the filter and test the refrigerator again with the by-pass plug in place.
If the refrigerator dispenses the proper amount of water with the by-pass plug in place, then the filter should be replaced.
If you no longer have the by-pass plug and it has been over three months since the filter has been replaced, you should replace the filter.
If the refrigerator fails the test again and you know you have the proper water pressure in your home, you should call service to check the refrigerator.
If the amount of water collected is over 13.5 ounces then the refrigerator passes the test and the dispenser is working correctly.
Ice not Dispensing Due To Clumping Ice:
Your dispenser may not be dispensing due to clumping ice cubes. The ice cubes in your icemaker may be clumping for a couple of reasons:
Low food load:
The defrost cycle radiates heat into the freezer. The ice in the freezer will naturally absorb the heat. This will cause the ice to melt slightly during defrost, then eventually freeze together in clumps. Increasing the food load in the freezer will buffer the warmth from the defrost cycle and keeps the ice from melting.
Lack of use:
When the ice bin is full, the pressure from the weight of the cubes can cause the bottom cubes to fuse and clump. To prevent this from happening, discard the clumped ice and check the bin periodically to ensure the ice is not building up.
If you do not use a large amount of ice, move the feeler arm on the icemaker to the up position to turn off the icemaker and stop ice production.
For more information on the causes of clumping cubes.
If the ice bucket is not seated correctly, ice will not dispense properly. Make sure the ice bucket is in the correct position. Refer to Use & Care manual.
ok first thing to check is that you dont have a jam inside the ice bucket, folowing confirmation of this working the next thing you want to check is tat the auger motor is working on the door this is motor part located on the door tat spins the gear like object inside the bucket allowing ice to come out following confirmation that this is working properly the next thing to check is that you ice maker is functioning properly stick you finger inside the ice maker tray to assure that you are getting water on the inside if there is ice on the inside you might want to remove the ice maker and run it under hot water to defrost the unit and check after you reinstall if this has fixed the problem if this still hasnt fixed your ice maker problem then you might just want to goto marcone appliance parts online and order yourslef a new icemaker there are no repairs done to fix the icemaker it is a cheap part that is easily installed make sure when you remove the icemaker you look at the plastic arm that goes along the side that it is in the proper position if not it wont push the ice out of the tray properly hope this helps
Subzero ice makers arent all cut and dry. You could have an intermittent issue with either the ice maker itself, or the solenoid valve. SZs also often utilize a door switch which prevents the ice maker from operating if the door or the basket which the ice bucket sits in are not closed or in the proper position. If you have had other what would seem minor problems, that you have lived with, they can inadvertently affect different things. Most sub zero ice makers you can start manually by rotating the ejector comb clockwise as you look at the front of the icemaker, when the icemaker completes its cycle, do you get water to the ice maker, and do you get enough water, usually 140-150 ccs. If the ice maker continues rotating on its own after your initial start up, and receives the proper amount of water, either you have a cooling problem, a door or something is not in the correct closed position, you have a bad switch, or the ice maker is bad. If you receive little or no water at end of cycle, you have a bad valve.
On the ice makers on refridgerators unless the ice in the bucket is high enough to raise the arm on the icemaker it will not shut off. Most people lift the arm up when they see the bucket full. I have the side by side Whirlpool model and on mine if I don't raise the arm the ice will fall out the bucket before it will raise the arm high enough.
Most ice makers have a wire bar that senses when the ice bucket is full. The bar lifts up when new ice is made. The ice maker determines if the ice bucket is full by lowering the bar back down after the ice drops into the bucket. If the bar hits the ice cubes in a full bucket, the ice maker shuts off. If the bar drops all the way and dosen't touch ice cube, the ice maker continues making ice until the bucket is full.
So you likely have one of the following problems:
1) The wire bar is missing or bent. Check to make sure that when the bar is pushed up, the ice maker stops making ice. Most bars will 'click' into the up position so you can shut the ice maker off. Push the bar up until it clicks into the up position and wait overnight to see if it makes more ice. If there is no wire bar over the ice bucket, that is your problem.
2) The switch the wire bar is connected to is malfunctioning. If you push the wire bar up and the ice maker continues to make ice, this is likely your problem. You will need a new ice maker unit. Try Appliance Parts Pros or EBay for a new unit.
First of all you need make sure that your freezer is freezing enough. Sometimes everything will seem to be freezing ok, but it won’t be cold enough to make the icemaker work. The best way is to squeeze your ice cream, if you have any that is.
Then you need to make sure that the ice level sensing arm is in the down/on position. Also make sure that the ice bucket is positioned properly so as to trigger the ice bucket sensing switch.
If all of this checks out ok, let me know and I can guide you through an icemaker diagnosis by forcing it into a harvest mode.
the LED's are optics they sense the level of the ice in the bucket on the door under the icemaker is 2 1/4" screws you can remove the IM and the white cover put a small jumper in the pins T and H this will cycle the IM the door and optices will need to be closed (or best to tape them so you can leave the door open the IM should cycle if nt check the power at the N and L pins see if you have 120vs then we can go from there
I would be happy to help. When you say it stop dispensing, do you mean it didn't drop the ice into the bucket or it didn't dispense thru the door? Also, make sure the arm on the icemaker is completely down. Fridgidaire has had some problem with the arm not coming down all the way and leaving it in the off position. Let me know so I can help.