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Ice maker fails to make ice tried several times to turn switch on and off water flows to the cold water dispenser worked OK for the past several months what to do??

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I hate to say this but from experience on LG icemakers if the fingers aren't turning or the if you have the flextray model the only fix is a new icemaker. Make sure the fill tube to the icemaker is not frozen also.

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Water and ice dispenser does not work---the switch clicks when you press it but there is not response, also the ice maker just quit working

Three things could be wrong:
Solenoid switch where the water comes into the unit has gone, this control the flow of water into both the ice maker and the water dispenser.
If the switch is good and then you need to check your filters, sometimes inside the door top right. or on one of the corners on the bottom front.. You should be able to unscrew them with you hands.. make sure water is off behind unit or where ever your shut off is at.
One last thing.. check for kinks in the water line behind the unit if it was pulled out lately.

Aug 10, 2015 | LG LFX25960ST Stainless Steel French Door...

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Ice not forming in ice tray

Hi - there are several problems that can cause this - but ultimately, if your freezer is keeping frozen foods frozen, the problem is lack of water flow.

Most automatic ice makers work on a timer. At a regular interval, if the ice maker arm is down to signal a "not full" ice bin, the heater on the bottom of the ice form turns on to break the bond between the ice and the mold. After a short time, the wiper linkage turns to allow the wipers push the individual cubes out of the mold and fall into the bin. After that, the solenoid on the water line is energized that will allow the water to flow to the ice maker to fill the mold, and then shuts off.

The water may pass through the filter inside your fridge (if equipped) and the filter may be clogged (if you can dispense water from your fridge and it works - this not likely to be the problem). Some fridges require a filter to be present - other will work without a filter - but none will work with a clogged (or frozen) filter. Make sure the fresh food compartment of the fridge is not freezing the filter.

Most of the ice maker functions are silent - except for the sounds of the ice dropping into the bin, and in some cases, the "snapping" or "clicking" of the water solenoid turning on and off (coupled with the sound of water running).

See if you can hear this happening. If you do, the problem could the either the flexible water line or the point of the water line attachment to the cold water pipe in the house. If you moved the fridge out for any reason, it is possible that the water line has been kinked or crushed when the fridge was moved back into position. If it has been undisturbed, it may be related to the valve that supplies water to the fridge. Sometimes, a clamp-on pipe piercing valve is used to connect the smaller fridge water line to the cold water pipe in the house. It is not unusual for these to give trouble after several years - particularly in areas with "hard" water. It may be worthwhile to replace this if it has been installed for some time.

Lastly, it may be the ice maker itself. It has heaters, switches and motors - any of which can fail and cause trouble. You could pour water into the the maker with a watering can or similar and let it make ice as normal. If ice is never dropped into the bin, then something on or cabling to the maker itself has failed and will likely require professional service or replacement as an assembly.

These should get you going and may pinpoint the issue - good luck!

Apr 08, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Ice maker not working, and water at door not dispensing. Refrigerator was turned off for 1 day and clearned to determine if frozen. Water is coming into fridge,tested okay. Fridge is used in garage. ...

The water solenoid valve might have gone bad. Also bear in mind that the ice maker has a spdt switch that send power to its water valve for just enough time to fill the ice tray. If the switch fails, the ice maker will stop working. The water dispensing solenoid valve also is controlled by switch, and if that switch goes bad, water dispensing will not take place. If you could test and confirm that those switches are OK, that would be a clue to the solving the puzzle. However, the water solenoid valves are still questionable; check them first. The ice maker spdt switch can be tested, but you need to be an experienced troubleshooter. If you feel good at troubleshooting; go for it, but remember that replacing those questionable parts may be one of the options to repair the problem(s).

Dec 21, 2010 | Kenmore 53752 / 53754 / 53759 Side by Side...

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The water dispenser and ice cube maker stopped working

Your water line could be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the unit before it goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser button and see if it comes out there. If it does leave the door open till it thaws. Covering the opening with a blanket will prevent the loss of cold in the freezer. . GE makes a heater that will prevent this from happening again. The part number for this heater is WR49X10173.

disconnect the line to the water dispenser at the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in and try the dispenser. if you hear the valve work but water doesn't come out, the valve is bad. If you don't hear the valve, the dispenser switch is bad

Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. It’s on the back where the water supply comes in. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.

The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.

A strainer before the inlet valve can also get stopped up restricting flow.

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My GE side by side fridge/freezer is working, water dispensing ok, but not making ice. I switch off the fridge, than ice maker but still not making ice. I try all the hints from Manual but no luck. Water...

fill the ice maker with water manually, if you have ice in the bucket you know that the ice maker is working , after check the water valve if is opening , if it is replace main board

Jun 17, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Water despenser

The water dispensing valve may not be functioning, if the valve buzzes or hums when the water dispenser is pressed the valve may be mechanically deficient, if there is no sound whatsoever the switch for the dispenser,the dispensing valve coil or its electrical connections may have failed.

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No water flow to ice maker

Two possible answers on this one. The water control valve for the ice maker is defective or the switches inside the front of ice maker are stuck.
Please send the model number listed for your refrigerator so I can help you find the ice maker switches and parts break down for your refrigerator. Below is my website address.

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hi thanks for the question when you switched the wires around you checked the valves . tey are ok is the arm in the ice maker down check that if that's ok then the problem is with ice maker thanks for the question the appliance doc

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Maytag MSD 2432GR Water not feeding into Ice Maker

one possible solution is that the ice maker water valve has failed (solenoid). I would try switching the wires on the water valves and see if water goes into the ice maker when you push the water dispenser button, if it does the valve is ok. If you go this far go ahead and fill the ice maker with water ( about half to two thirds full) switch wiring back as first found and see if maker will freeze and dump ice, if it does ok, if not the problem is probably in the ice maker.

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