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Ice maker not making ice. I have .344 ohms at the solenoid.

Theice cube sweeper moves as well. No water is making it to the tray.

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Your inlet water valve on the back of the frig. has failed and needs to be replaced-mike

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Freezer wont make ice cubes


This is not difficult to troubleshoot.
  • When the arm is up the ice maker is off
  • When the bucket is full the arm is up the maker is off.
  • If the ice maker has a on/off button in off the ice maker is off
  • If the ice maker internal heater fails the cubes will not release and the white plastic ejector arms will be rotated CCW and pressing against the ice in the tray, Normal position for ejector arms is vertical.
  • If water solenoid has failed or water supply not available the ice maker will cycle. The ice tray will be empty,(hard to see if ice tray is empty). Check and replace water fill solenoid.
  • If ice in tray and ejector arms vertical several possibilities.
    • Freezer not cold enough to trip thermostat in ice maker to initiate release cycle.
    • Check freezer temperature <10 Fahrenheit thermostat in ice maker failure
    • Ice maker motor failure,
    • Internal ice maker electrical connections rotary switch failure,
    The best way to check the operation is to manually lock the arm up into the off retention position. Wait a minimum of one hour. Open door and release arm down. Observe the operation of the ice maker. Is after a minute or so the ejector arm does not rotate then it is likely the ice maker has failed internally. If the ejector turns and no ice than you can assume either the water supply is off external from the refrigerator or more likely the water solenoid located behind the bottom back cover has failed. It is also possible that the hose that connects the solenoid to the ice maker has frozen right where it enters the freezer just above the ice maker. You should see ice built up at the entrance where the water fills the tray if this has occurred.


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Dec 22, 2015 | GE Monogram Side by Side Refrigerator

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Ice maker quit working but water dispenser still works,the reservoir to make cubes also empty.can you advise?


If the ice maker tray is empty you may have a water valve failure. usually this unit have a dual valve 1 for the dispenser the other one for the ice maker some time a side fail and the entire solenoid have to be replace. the ice maker can also be bad. an easy way for you to test if ice maker is good is by putting water manually inside the ice maker tray depending on how cold is your frig wait about 2 hrs or less if the ice maker cycles and drop ice then water solenoid is the problem if not then replace ice maker.

Dec 20, 2014 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

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Why has my American-style fridge freezer stopped making ice?


Hello Michael;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

You did not provide a model number so I will help you as best I can. The fact that your water dispenser works narrows it down.

Here are the causes for your icemaker not to fill:

1.) In the back of your refrigerator there is a solenoid valve for your ice maker and another for your water dispenser. The solenoid valve for your icemaker has the smaller plastic tubing that runs up the back of your refrigerator to the top. With the unit unplugged, remove the bottom back cover. remove the two connectors on the solenoid valve. Using a multi-meter, set the meter to the lowest Ohms. Place one meter lead on one of the solenoid metal contacts and the other lead metal contact. If the solenoid is good the meter will read; '0'.

Ice makers have control modules. The control module tells the water solenoid valve to open and for how long to fill the ice cube mold. Then a temperature sensor will tell the control module when the ice cubes are frozen. The control module will, if the ice maker is cast steel - will tell the heater to turn on for a period of time, and then tell the fingers to rotate to discharge the cubes, or if it is a flex mold, to flex. Then the cycle repeats.

The only one ice maker that is repairable is the one with the cast steel mold. The others are just throw-a-ways.

So, if your ice maker solenoid valve checks out, replace your ice maker. Do not buy it locally. You can save 40% or more if you buy over the internet

Nov 17, 2014 | Refrigerators

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GE refrigerator is not making ice


There are several types of ice makers with the same model number. Some of my questions may seem over - the - top, but I do not know your level of ability. Do not take offense.

Did this ice maker ever work before, or is it a newly installed maker or a factory installed maker in a new fridge? Have you moved the power switch to on? If yours has an LED power indicator, is it off, blinking or on? Off means there's no power to the maker - you'll need to get the maker powered up before going further (make sure the electrical power connector is mated fully). Blinking means cubes have become stuck in the maker. You'll have to shut the maker off, remove the cubes then power up again. On means it is powered and is working normally. Is the freezer compartment set to maintain a temperature lower than 15 degrees F (-9 C)? The ice maker will not make ice unless the temperature is below 15 F (-9 C). The space under the maker must remain clear of obstructions so that the sweeper arm is not blocked (when blocked indicates a full ice container and will halt ice production until the arm can move freely again). The maker may need as many as 3 cycles (approx 6 hours) before all the air in the ice maker's water lines have been purged completely.

Listen for the solenoid valve to operate. Every couple of hours, this valve should operate and an audible click on and click off heard after a several seconds (as long as set on the ice maker cube size adjustment knob). When this solenoid has clicked on, water should be flowing through the lines and filling the ice maker. If not, there is an obstruction that must be cleared. A dirty or improperly installed filter, pinched line, and even ice can interrupt flow to the ice maker. You might need to remove the ice maker from the freezer to check the water supply line that feeds it for the presence of ice. Melt / clear as needed.

Jan 23, 2012 | GE GSS25LGM Side by Side Refrigerator

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Not making ice,checked optics ,good ,water valve coil tested good, no restrictionsbut i get no water in tray,also freezer temp is 8 degrees.


OK you mentioned the ice maker had no cubes or not making cubes, try filling tray with water from tap. Let freeze and if the ice drops into ice bin the ice maker is OK. Most times the ice maker thermostat is at fault (pt. 27 in photo) if not cycling. Read OHM's between both coils and they should be very near to same reading, if not replace water control valve=> 4389177 by applying first 120VAC to see if valve opens. If water goes into ice maker this way or OHMs between the two are nearly the same your Ice Maker=>2198597 Ice Maker Assembly may need replaced. If you would like to rebuild your Ice Maker here are the part Breakdown view=>
GS5SHAXN Ice Maker Replacement Parts

Let me know how your ice or water turns out, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Feb 11, 2011 | Whirlpool GS5SHAXN Side by Side...

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STOPPED MAKING ICE ?


1.Check shut off arm fails to move due over stored ice cubes in the ice bucket. Remove ice cubes and make free shut off arm to move.
2. Check water pressure.If less pressure will cause for non making ice cubes.
3.Check freezer temp. Setting must be 5degree and less.
4.Check power to solenoid valve for water flowing is working. Locate your ice maker, remove the ice bucket. Pull the coveroff the end of the ice maker. Locate the holes "V" and "L". Take a paper clip(jump clip) and tape. Straight the clip and put tape in middle. Hold the tapedside and insert the clip into "V" and "L". This sends the power to water valve.If water goes into ice maker, water valve is good. If not mechanism of solenoid is dusty. Call repairman to clean and re fix it. Thanks.

Jan 29, 2011 | Refrigerators

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I set the ice maker feature to make cubes with my samsung refrigerator rs2555sw. But the ice maker makes a ice chunk. All the cubes are frozen together with a flat and thick layer of ice on top..


Hi and welcome to Fixya.

Remove the front cover after the ice tray has dumped cubes and remove all of the water from your ice maker tray.

Then depress the test button on the bottom of the icemaker (in front on bottom) located about 1 inch from the lower rh corner.

The icemaker fill cycle should add just enough water to cover barely cover the tray. (see page 32 of the 25 Sept 2005 user's manual)

If it is overfilling the icemaker fill time / water level needs to be reduced on the ice maker module. A normal fill cycle is about 7.5 seconds.

Another thing that will cause larger cubes is high water supply (utility co) pressure.

A temporary fix would be to slowly close the refridgerator water supply line's shut off vavle so that the water flow restricts.

The real solution is to investigate ice maker fill time, and the function of the icemaker water supply solenoid vavle for possible Delayed closing of the internal diaphram.

Feb 06, 2010 | Refrigerators

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Ice maker only makes crushed ice, no cubes I have the same problem... The same switch works fine for the crushed ice and water setting but will not dispense cubed ice. It only gives crushed.


hi.
I slid out the tray, found the lever in the back where the rod went in, pulled it down, reinserted the ice tray, and IT WORKED! At first I thought I broke the lever, because I had to hold it down with a knife while I was inserting the tray, but it just must have been stuck.
chek these sites
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/23620-ice-maker-only-makes-crushed-ice-no-cubes.html

There is an opening next to the auger that dispenses the ice. In there there is a lever that must move up and down. It actually seats the metal rod on the bottom of the ice maker and controls cube or crushed. Make sure the lever is down (cube position) when you return the basket to the freezer. I had to hold it down while I slid the rod into the opening. Cubes again. http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/showthread.php?t=783
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May 27, 2009 | GE GSS20IEPWW / GSS20IEPCC Side by Side...

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My ice freezes together!


Do you mean the ice cubes are too large to be individual cubes and come out as a lump? The water is filled by a timed fill so if the fill solenoid stays open a little and drips water into the cube tray it will have more water than normal. I guess I'm not sure if you mean the ice cubes are stuck together in the tray or are they sticking together in the holding bin area?

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