Question about Refrigerators
My fridge freezer has suddenly stopped making ice. The shoot where (I presume) the water comes out from to fill the ice tray does not appear to be blocked. The filter was recently replaced, approximately three months ago. Water still dispenses from the front of the fridge fine. I have put it into "Ice Maker Lock" mode for 24 hours and then turned that off and checked the next day, but still nothing. Nothing is even in the ice tray
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
You did not provide a model number so I will help you as best I can. The fact that your water dispenser works narrows it down.
Here are the causes for your icemaker not to fill:
1.) In the back of your refrigerator there is a solenoid valve for your ice maker and another for your water dispenser. The solenoid valve for your icemaker has the smaller plastic tubing that runs up the back of your refrigerator to the top. With the unit unplugged, remove the bottom back cover. remove the two connectors on the solenoid valve. Using a multi-meter, set the meter to the lowest Ohms. Place one meter lead on one of the solenoid metal contacts and the other lead metal contact. If the solenoid is good the meter will read; '0'.
Ice makers have control modules. The control module tells the water solenoid valve to open and for how long to fill the ice cube mold. Then a temperature sensor will tell the control module when the ice cubes are frozen. The control module will, if the ice maker is cast steel - will tell the heater to turn on for a period of time, and then tell the fingers to rotate to discharge the cubes, or if it is a flex mold, to flex. Then the cycle repeats.
The only one ice maker that is repairable is the one with the cast steel mold. The others are just throw-a-ways.
So, if your ice maker solenoid valve checks out, replace your ice maker. Do not buy it locally. You can save 40% or more if you buy over the internet
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.
Posted on Nov 29, 2008
SOURCE: Ice maker not working
If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:
Posted on May 30, 2009
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