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Ice maker won't stop making ice

My ice maker continues to make ice even when the bin is full. Ice then overflows the bin and drops into the rest of the freezer. It doesn't appear that the lever arm is raising when the bin gets full. There is a separate wire that loops over the bottom of the lever arm, but it seems to just rotate back and forth and doesn't appear to help to raise the lever arm. I've tried taking off the separate wire, in case it was just getting caught in the ice, preventing the arm from raising, but that does no good either. I've also tried removing the shelf just above the ice maker, in case it was preventing the arm from raising, but the bin still overflowed.

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  • Diane Croson Dec 26, 2006

    The ice maker will shut off if the lever arm it raised. Where do I find the service bulletin? and how to I get a modified lever assembly. - Thanks.

  • hibri Dec 01, 2007

    Whirlpool side by side / older model / 1991.

    Ice maker does not stop making ice.

    It appears that the shutoff arm has to be lifted too high by the ice before it trips the shutoff switch.By that time the ice is already over flowing the bucket.Purchased a new shut off arm with a plastic flap but still same problem.Is there a way to adjust the shutoff switch itself so that the shutoff arm only has to raise slightly to click the switch to off position.

  • jared493 Dec 12, 2007

    Where would I find a modified lever assy to correct the problem I'm having with the ice maker on my LG LFC25760 French Door Refrigerator?

    Thank You, Jared

  • iced over Mar 08, 2008

    I have the same problem except that my fridge uses an infared sensor instead of a lever arm. What could be the cause of my ice maker to continue to make ice even if the bin is full or when I manually turn it to the off postion.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    I have had my third ice maker installed yesterday. I am so hopeful each time but this effort failed. LG even sent me a new bucket. No luck.Please let me know if anyone has resolved this problem. Thanks

  • billlscott Jul 28, 2008

    Even when the wire is in the up position it continues to make ice. Its model BCM95.

  • tukyank Oct 25, 2008

    LG side by side ice maker keeps making ice once bin is full. The plastic lever arm that I suspect should trigger the shut off seems to be in the wrong position. (always up except when new ice is dropped).

    Is there a diagram available of the proper postion, when in normal ice making mode?

  • Kirk Witzberger
    Kirk Witzberger May 20, 2009

    I have the same problem. My icemaker arm is always straight down. It never rotates up to then fall (to determine if it should continue or stop making ice), so it always makes ice. It does stop when I manually move the arm up.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    does not stop making ice when bin is full continues to make ice and it over flows. the sensing arm is pushed up by the ice but it continues to dump ice LG side x side

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    The turn the ice in the bin

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Jenn Air JCD2389GTB ice maker trying to remove yoke from shaft in bin



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OK, there's two possible issues but you have to figure out what is happening. Does the ice maker continue to make ice forever and would fill up the whole freezer section in time OR does the ice maker just "over make" ice that overfills the bin which then falls out? If the ice maker just keeps making ice you need the motor module replaced but if it can be turned off by moving the lever up then you need the "modified lever assy." that is on our service bulletins.

Posted on Dec 26, 2006

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    Marc Wilson Feb 04, 2007

    Since you gave us a poor rating for asking simply asking questions, we would rather not help people like you.

  • Jesse Hester
    Jesse Hester Dec 05, 2014

    Mark. I have an LG side by side refer that won't quit making ice. The arm on the front of the bin is up and it won't go back down. Got any suggestions? Thanks



Make sure the arm sw off the ice maker when full ,if not replace gear mech with all sw comes as a unit from samsung spares

Posted on Feb 22, 2007


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