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My ice maker won't dump the ice

The ice cubes are frozen. they will not dump out

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My ice maker was making ice just two days ago after being off for a while. I am a new tenant. I made one basket full of ice, which I dumped to make sure the system and water was flushed thoroughly. Now the ice is just stuck there, you can see the cubes but they aren't going anyway. I try to gently force them out, but no way, they aren't budging! So, how do I eliminate this problem?

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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Make sure the freezer is at least 17 degrees or colder (colder is better). If you have a square cover on the end of the ice maker see if you can pull it off and press on the gear face (don't turn just press). That may clean the electrical contact springs and get it working again. Basically if ya got water, 17 degrees or colder you will get ice. Other than that the ice maker motor module is likely bad (broken gear, etc.). Pretty common.

Posted on Nov 09, 2006

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I would contact Hotpoint direct for this one. It sounds like a design fault to me.

What I think may be going on is that the cubes are melting too much, then refreezing lower down.

Set your freezer to -18, and the fridge to +2 and see if that changes things any.

Check seals in that area. Where is the moisture coming from to generate the frosting? - Is the location high in humidity?

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

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Hello,
My lady friend has the same problem with her ice maker. The problem is, the ice tray is broken on the end. I took her ice maker out and found out it was broken. Its going to be hard finding a replacement since they don't make parts anymore.

Good Luck !!!

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice Maker will not release the frozen ice cubes from tray

The icemaker use an avaporator system with an heatinc coil and a fan to release cubes.

In your case either the heating coil or the fan in the icemaker must be replaced.

parts can be purchased from partselect.com.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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

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