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I place the arm for the ice maker up, in the off position during the winter, and no, I didn't shut off the water supply to the fridge. So,now my ice maker made a few cubes, and has stopped doing so. The arm will not stay in the 6:00 position, rather it seems to stay in the 4:00position. The water dispenser in the door gives you about 4 oz. of cold water, then stops dispensing. It makes all the sounds like it's working, but it's not. Also, when the water supply is on, the fridge makes a loud banging noise like there is someone inside trying to get out! Here's what I have done so far: Replaced the water filter twice,yes there is water in it but this did NOT help, I removed the water supply from the back where it feeds into the plastic line and the water IS flowing from the water supply line. Reconnected the lines, cleaned the dust off the fan, reconnected the electrical selinoids. Ran the water dispenser for 2 minutes to get any air out, but that didn't work either. I have now put the ice arm in the Off position and shut the water supply off at the water inlet downstairs. This has actually stopped the Banging noise! Please help! Thanks in advance. The Model number is FRS20ZGJ.

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dadcanfix. There are two possibilities here. One could be the water valve itself, clogged or not seating or opening properly. The second would be the water tank on the refrigerator side, partially frozen. I believe they have a kit now with coiled tubing that replaces that tank because of the trouble they had with it. Remove the refer drawers and take a hair dryer and go over the tank lightly. See if that improves the water flow. Catriver..post back.

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SOURCE: Frigidaire won't make ice & dispenses only about 4 oz. cold water

Water frozen in the freezer supply line - you need to thaw out the freezer. About six hours, door open, turn freezer OFF. You'll need a cooler with dry ice for your frozen food. 99% certain it'll work after that.

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Ice maker not getting water on new refrigerator


Check if the unit has a cold water dispenser that it will fill a cup. If so than problem is with Ice Maker. If not than problem is with water supply to unit.
If water to machine works make sure that the arm on the ice maker is in the down position. If it is up it will disable the ice making unit. Cycle the am a few times to insure that the switch connected to the arm has not gotten stuck in the off position.

On some ice makers there is a separate switch to disable the Ice maker usually right on the ice-maker not easily missed.

It is possible that the water feed tube into the Ice Maker has become frozen where it enters into the back of the freezer at the top. You can look through to see where the water fills into the cube tray. If ice is present it would be an indication that the feed tube has become frozen If suspected the safest way to fix would be to turn off the unit and allow for a manual defrost.

Next check the operation of the ice maker. Locate the arm in the up position prohibiting the ice maker from cycling. Wait three hours or more. Open freezer door and return the arm into the down position. After a few minutes you should observe the ice fingers rotating to release the cubes into the tray. If the fingers do not rotate I would suspect the ice maker or the connecting electrical circuit. Remember after dropping the arm the Ice Maker has to warm up to melt the ice cubes from the tray before the fingers are told to rotate,

If the fingers rotate then I would expect that the water supply solenoid has failed inside of the unit near to the location the the water supply is made. Replacing this part needs to be done by a qualified experienced technician.

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Icemaker not working


In order to keep your refrigerator's ice maker working properly, there are some components that will require routine maintenance and inspection. Some of the most common problems that can occur with your ice maker are the ice maker not making any ice, making too much ice and not shutting off, the ice tasting bad, ice cubes too small or discolored and ice cubes not ejecting from the ice maker. Checking your ice maker for potential problems on a regular basis will keep it operating efficiently.

1.Inspect the water supply line for any signs of cracking or crimps in the line. A pinched water supply line can keep the water from getting to the ice maker, resulting in no ice or smaller than desired ice cubes. Check to verify that the water supply valve is open enough to provide an adequate supply of water to the ice maker.

2. Flush out the water supply lines if you are noticing a bad taste in the ice cubes. This can be done by disconnecting the lines and running hot water through them. Turn on the hot water at the kitchen sink and place one end of the water supply line near the tap, holding it in place to allow hot water to run through it. Place the other end of the supply line in the sink to allow the water to drain through.

3 Reattach the water supply lines to the water supply and refrigerator. Repeat step 2 for the water inlet hose which runs from the inlet valve to the ice maker. If the water supply lines are old or discolored, consider replacing them with new water supply lines.

4 Check the temperature in your freezer to verify that it is getting cold enough. The freezer's temperature should be at 5 degrees and can be set with a control dial, normally located in the refrigerator compartment of your appliance. To test the freezer's temperature, place a cup of cooking oil in the freezer with a cooking thermometer sitting in the cooking oil. Allow the oil to sit in the freezer for 2 hours and then check the temperature.

5 Check the ice maker's shutoff arm to verify that it is operating properly. To work normally, the shutoff arm should be in the lowered position. Inspect the arm for anything blocking it or preventing the arm from moving freely. Lift the arm up to see if the unit shuts off in the up position.

6 Unplug the refrigerator from the electrical outlet and remove the faceplate of the ice maker's shutoff switch with a screwdriver, located on the ice maker. Remove the entire ice maker unit from the freezer by undoing the screws that are holding it in place. Unplug the ice maker from the freezer and take it out of the freezer to work on.

7 Remove the mounting plate on the top of the ice maker by unscrewing the screws and lifting it off the unit. Locate the shutoff switch, which has three electrical wires attached to it. The shutoff switch is located directly under the shutoff arm of the ice maker. Pull the electrical wires off of the shutoff switch with needle-nose pliers and label them so you know how to put them back correctly.

8 Inspect the electrical terminals for any rust or corrosion. Use an electrical testing meter to verify that the shutoff switch is working properly. You should get a reading of 0 or infinity on the meter. If the shutoff switch is not giving a reading, replace it with a new switch and reattach the electrical wires to the switch.

9 Place the mounting plate back over the ice maker and attach it with screws, then reattach the entire ice maker unit to the freezer. Plug the ice maker wiring back into the freezer and put the face plate back over the front of the ice maker.

10 Plug the refrigerator back into the electrical outlet and allow the refrigerator to run for a couple hours. Inspect the ice maker to verify that it is working properly.

Hope this tips would help you.
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Can you turn the ice maker off like other refrigerator ice makers? I didn't see anyway to turn my ice maker off or do I empty the ice out everytime?


Most ice makers have a control arm that raises and lowers to check for a full condition. It usually raises during the dump cycle and lowers during the fill cyle. If it is unable to lower (because the bin in full) it should shut off the fill cycle. If that function is not working, then if you move that control arm to the fully raised position, it should shut of the fill cycle, until you manually lower it again.

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The ice maker is not making any ice


Hi rlh2004,

There are several factors why a refrigerator tops making ice. We will look on the most common factors and give you some troubleshooting that you can do to fix the issue.Before doing any checking or repair please unplug the refrigerator, remember your safety.

1. Check the shut-off arm - An arm extends away from the ice maker over the ice cube bin. During each ice making cycle, the arm rises up and then drops back down after the new ice is dumped into the ice cube bin. For proper operation, confirm that arm is in the lowered position and that nothing is blocking it from normal movement.
The arm is supported at one or both ends. One end extends into the back of the front support. If it is not securely in place, it could cause the ice maker to malfunction. Confirm that the arm is securely in place. To test the shutoff function, lift the arm up into the manual shutoff position. Recheck the unit later to confirm that no ice is being made.

2. Check the water supply line - The water supply line connects to a supply valve usually found under the kitchen sink or behind the freezer. If the valve is not turned to a position which allows for enough pressure, the water may not fill the ice mold.
Check that the water valve is opened to allow enough water to fill the ice mold. You can open the valve all the way but it is better if you open it just enough to provide the adequate pressure level.
You can also inspect the water supply line for dents or pinching that might restrict the flow of water to the icemaker.

3. Check the freezer temperature - The ideal temperature for the freezer is about 5 degrees (F). The refrigerator should be kept at about 36 degrees (F). The temperature can be adjusted using the controls found inside the freezer or refrigerator.

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I just hooked up the ice maker to the water line and put the lever down on the icemaker. The water has not filled the ice maker. Is there something I need to do further? The model # is 596.765 73600


  • here are some things to check for, please be very careful and only to this if you disconnect the power supply.

  • 1 Inspect the shut off arm located on the side of the ice maker. This arm should move up and down with a slight resistance when pushing upward. Make sure that this lever is not frozen to the side of the ice maker preventing it from dispensing ice. In addition, if the arm move loosely up and down, then it is broken and must be replaced.

  • 2 Verify that the ice maker is receiving water. Check the water supply valve which is usually located either behind the refrigerator or under the kitchen sink. The knob should be turned all the way clockwise until it will no longer move.
  • 3 Move the freezer or refrigerator out from the wall and locate the water supply line. This line extends from the water supply valve that was previously located. Make sure there are no kinks or twists in the water supply line as this prevents the ice maker from getting water. Also check for leaks along the supply line which will also prevent the ice maker form working.
  • 4 Locate the manual shut off button for the freezer, if it has one. In some models, the shut off button is located inside the freezer door. If this is the case, simply check to make sure the button is switched to the "on" position. Shut off valves are only on some Kenmore refrigerator/freezer combination appliances.
  • 5 Measure the temperature in the freezer by placing a thermometer inside and allowing it to sit for approximately one hour. If the temperature is higher than 17 degrees F, then something is wrong with the main freezer and not the ice maker.
  • 6 Check the water inlet valve to ensure that is allows water to flow through freely. First turn off the water supply at the water supply valve, usually located under the sink or behind the appliance. Locate the water inlet valve by following the water supply line up to where it attaches to the refrigerator or freezer. Turn the plastic nut at the base of the supply line counterclockwise to detach the supply line. Pull the two or four wires of the water inlet valve off of the terminals. Inspect the wires for burn marks or corrosion. If these are present, it means they must be replaced as water is not being fed to the freezer.
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    Water frozen in the freezer supply line - you need to thaw out the freezer. About six hours, door open, turn freezer OFF. You'll need a cooler with dry ice for your frozen food. 99% certain it'll work after that.

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    The ice maker can also be turned off manually by lifting the arm all the way up into a locked position (shown belowef280e4.jpg

    The arm is supported at one or both ends. One end extends into the back of the front support (see photo above). If it is not securely in place, it could cause the ice maker to malfunction. Confirm that the arm is securely in place.
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    To test the shutoff function, lift the arm up into the manual shutoff position. Recheck the unit later to confirm that no ice is being made.
    If unit continues making ice even when the shutoff arm is in the up (off) position, refer to the diagnostic table or for a modular ice maker, replace the control module.

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    Modular units have holes in the module's face plate for test probes. If you see several holes, each marked with a letter, it is a modular unit. Component units (like the one shown below) usually have exposed gears and don't have holes for test probes.
    Modular units do not use a separate shutoff switch. Instead follow this link to view instructions for checking the shut off arm.
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    Icemaker won't dispense whole cubes, only chopped ice


    Hello chitwnchk1
    Welcome to Fixya,

    You said,It chops ice when dispensing but won't just dispense whole cubes.
    Any suggestions on how to fix it?

    1. If the cubes dispense, but not whole cubes, there is not a enough water pressure.
    2. r there is a restriction in the water line to the ice maker.
    3. OR the fridge may not be level.
    4. Is there a water filter and has it been Changed in the past 6 months?


    Here are 4 reasons mentioned in the repair manual.

    Shutoff arm in the off position

    Ensure the shutoff arm is down and not in the raised position. If in the raised the position, the ice maker is in the off position and will not cycle.

    Faulty Harvest Thermostat

    There is a thermostat inside the ice maker that will close when the ice maker mold reaches the proper temperature. If the thermostat is not closing, the ice maker will not cycle.

    Freezer To Warm
    The ice maker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer in not below 12 degrees. Ensure proper temperature in freezer.


    No water getting to ice maker
    The water inlet valve is the control device that allows water to enter the ice maker. It is energized during the last 5-8 seconds of the harvest cycle. During this 5 to 8 second period, there should be 110v across the two wires connected to the valve . If there is power supplied to the valve and the valve does not open to allow water to flow, the valve is defective.

    However, if power is being supplied to the valve and water is flowing through it freely, it could be that you water supply line or inlet tube have frozen solid. These can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer.

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    1. How do I get repairs done under warranty?

    * If your refrigerator is under warranty, you must use an Authorized Service Company.
    An Authorized Service Company can be found by using our Service Locator. Enter your zip code on the Service Locator to get a listing of available service companies in your area.

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    2. How do I order parts?

    * Parts can be ordered through an Authorized Frigidaire Parts Distributor.
    An Authorized Parts Distributor can be found by using our Parts Distributor Locator. Enter your zip code on the Parts Distributor Locator to get a listing of distributors in your area.
    * You can call our toll-free number to order parts (credit card orders only.)
    Please call 800-599-7569 M-F 9:30am - 5:30pm.

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    3. Noises / Sounds.

    * Dripping sound.
    During the defrost, water draining from the freezer section will drip into the pan by your compressor in the back and bottom of your refrigerator.
    * Air rushing or blowing.
    There is a fan in the freezer section and in some models in the back and bottom of your refrigerator to circulate air. This is a normal sound.
    * Louder when starting or coming on.
    Compressor operates at a higher pressure when first starting and noise should disappear as refrigerator continues to run and balance pressures.
    * Popping, crackling, or sizzling about once a day.
    If your model is self-defrosting, the defrost system utilizes a heater to remove the ice and frost from the freezer coil. During this period you will hear some expansion noises as heat is applied to the coil and you may experience some sizzling sounds as the melting water drips on the heater.
    * Running water.
    If you have an ice maker equipped model, the ice maker will call for water as the old batch of cubes is ejected and the ice maker starts to make more cubes. This will last for about 10 seconds and is normal.
    * Vibrating or rattling noises.
    The following can be sources of these noises:
    1. Dish vibrating on shelf - move dish slightly.
    2. Floor is uneven or cannot adequately support refrigerator. Use shims or extra support.
    3. Items on top of refrigerator are rocking. Place a pad under the item or remove.
    4. Refrigerator is not level. Adjust leveling legs or rollers as needed. Add shims in the back if floor is not level from front to back.
    5. Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets. See your owner's manual for space requirements.
    * Snapping or clicking sound.
    If your refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker the water valve will snap on when the ice maker is calling for water. This is normal. In some cases you may not have the water connected to your ice maker and the sound will be greater. In these cases, pull the wire signal arm (bail arm) on the ice maker in the up position to turn your ice maker off until the water supply line is installed.

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    4. Taste and odors.

    * Ice or food has a bad taste or odor.
    Ice and uncovered foods can pick up odors or taste from strong smelling foods in the refrigerator or freezer. Cover foods tightly and discard old ice.
    * Ice tastes like plastic.
    Plastic water lines will give off a taste when first used. It takes one or two containers of ice for plastic to stop leeching. Discard initial container of ice after installation.

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    5. Ice maker - not making any ice.

    * Freezer may not be cold enough.
    Temperature must be 5 F. or colder to work properly.
    * Water supply valve may be blocked or restricted.
    Supply valve must have a 1/4" opening for water to fully supply ice maker. Many self-piercing valves do not have this big of an opening. Replace water supply valve with one that has a 1/4" opening.
    * Water supply valve may not be open.
    Find and open the supply valve.
    * Wire signal arm on ice maker is in the up position.
    This position shuts off the ice maker. Pull wire arm (bail arm) down to start ice making.

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    GE side by side water dispencer area Leaking


    1. How do I get repairs done under warranty?

    * If your refrigerator is under warranty, you must use an Authorized Service Company.
    An Authorized Service Company can be found by using our Service Locator. Enter your zip code on the Service Locator to get a listing of available service companies in your area.
    * You can also schedule service by calling our toll free number:
    800-374-4432 M-F 9:00am - 5:30pm.

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    2. How do I order parts?

    * Parts can be ordered through an Authorized Frigidaire Parts Distributor.
    An Authorized Parts Distributor can be found by using our Parts Distributor Locator. Enter your zip code on the Parts Distributor Locator to get a listing of distributors in your area.

    Back
    3. Noises / Sounds.

    * Dripping sound.
    During the defrost, water draining from the freezer section will drip into the pan by your compressor in the back and bottom of your refrigerator.
    * Air rushing or blowing.
    There is a fan in the freezer section and in some models in the back and bottom of your refrigerator to circulate air. This is a normal sound.
    * Louder when starting or coming on.
    Compressor operates at a higher pressure when first starting and noise should disappear as refrigerator continues to run and balance pressures.
    * Popping, crackling, or sizzling about once a day.
    If your model is self-defrosting, the defrost system utilizes a heater to remove the ice and frost from the freezer coil. During this period you will hear some expansion noises as heat is applied to the coil and you may experience some sizzling sounds as the melting water drips on the heater.
    * Running water.
    If you have an ice maker equipped model, the ice maker will call for water as the old batch of cubes is ejected and the ice maker starts to make more cubes. This will last for about 10 seconds and is normal.
    * Vibrating or rattling noises.
    The following can be sources of these noises:
    1. Dish vibrating on shelf - move dish slightly.
    2. Floor is uneven or cannot adequately support refrigerator. Use shims or extra support.
    3. Items on top of refrigerator are rocking. Place a pad under the item or remove.
    4. Refrigerator is not level. Adjust leveling legs or rollers as needed. Add shims in the back if floor is not level from front to back.
    5. Refrigerator is touching wall or cabinets. See your owner's manual for space requirements.
    * Snapping or clicking sound.
    If your refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker the water valve will snap on when the ice maker is calling for water. This is normal. In some cases you may not have the water connected to your ice maker and the sound will be greater. In these cases, pull the wire signal arm (bail arm) on the ice maker in the up position to turn your ice maker off until the water supply line is installed.

    Back
    4. Taste and odors.

    * Ice or food has a bad taste or odor.
    Ice and uncovered foods can pick up odors or taste from strong smelling foods in the refrigerator or freezer. Cover foods tightly and discard old ice.
    * Ice tastes like plastic.
    Plastic water lines will give off a taste when first used. It takes one or two containers of ice for plastic to stop leeching. Discard initial container of ice after installation.

    Back
    5. Ice maker - not making any ice.

    * Freezer may not be cold enough.
    Temperature must be 5 F. or colder to work properly.
    * Water supply valve may be blocked or restricted.
    Supply valve must have a 1/4" opening for water to fully supply ice maker. Many self-piercing valves do not have this big of an opening. Replace water supply valve with one that has a 1/4" opening.
    * Water supply valve may not be open.
    Find and open the supply valve.
    * Wire signal arm on ice maker is in the up position.
    This position shuts off the ice maker. Pull wire arm (bail arm) down to start ice making.

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