I have to press the reset button to get the ice maker to release the ice.
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician, living in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
You have not provided a model number so I will address the basics of a ice maker. There are many different kinds.
Not many ice makers have reset buttons. If you have a ice maker with a red reset button in the front you probably have a plastic flex mold. Your ice maker like many others has a control module assembly at the front. This module is actually a computer with a circuit board and a motor. The module tells the ice maker solenoid valve to open and fill the mold with water and what volume of water. Then the temperature sensor tells the control module that the ice cubes are frozen. The module turns on the motor to harvest and flex the mold.
Under your ice maker mold has a white wire beneath it. This is the temperature sensor. Your temperature sensor has failed. This is an solid state part of your ice maker and not replaceable. The ice maker that you have is not repairable. Some ice makers are repairable, but not yours.
When you push the restart button you are forcing your ice maker motor to turn on and harvest the ice cubes.
Normally you should get 8-10 ice cube harvest within a 24 hour period.
Nov 23, 2014 |