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Older Admiral refrigerator. ice maker doesnt turn off

Older Admiral refrigerator. The ice maker workd fine other then it does not turn itself off when bin is full, completely overfilling compartment, however does turn off when I mannualy lift the bail bar to stop position.

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  • gabebaker Apr 21, 2009

    Bail looks to be in proper condition and position. I did go ahead and remove the bail and lessend the angle on it by slightly bending it before reinstalling. Will see if this solves the problem. Is there a microswitch of some kind that the bail pushes on once bail rises to full positon?

    Thanks for your assistance...

  • gabebaker Apr 22, 2009

    That is what I am thinking (not enough pressure on switch). How do I get to it to check and make sure it is secure? If bail re-position doesn't solve, I will likely go to the switch next. How does the cover come off?

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Yes, there is a switch the bail operates. If you can get the switch to actuate by moving the bail by hand, it should be okay -- maybe it's just requiring more pressure than it has been. This might indicate the switch is loose in its mount (??)

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the bail has been bent upwards. This causes the cutoff point to be too high for the ice to push it up to the off position. Check this and let me know if it has been bent.


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I'm not familiar with this particular icemaker, but the cover will either pop/snap off or it has a screw or two in it. Make sure there are no screws before you try to pop it off. You sound pretty handy, so I have confidence you will get it off successfully.


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