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Re: How long after turning on the ice maker should it...
Ice forms rather slowly in most refrigerators, and should start producing ice in about an hour. A few things to check, first is the water turned on, I seen more than 1 valve in the water supply. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser, it should dispense water. If it does then it is probably not an isolation valve problem. If you see and hear water valve open and in some models you can reach into the ice cube forming trays and feel the water present. I have seen some that the ice forms but the motor shaft had sheared, on another the linkage had cracked and fallen off. It was making ice but could not harvest. If it is making ice and not harvesting, you generally need to replace the ice maker. You may try the model number on Searspartsdirect.com and see if they have the part that is broke.
Hope this helps and by now you have ice.
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You may have an ice plug frozen in the fill tube, for that use a hair dryer to try and unfreeze the ice plug. Be sure the mechanism is actually working. A clock mechanism rotates a cam on the front of the icemaker that hits a micro switch for a period of tme that operates a water solenoid. That solenoid pulls a plunger valve out of the water line, allowing water to flow up to the icemaker. When the cam pulls off of the microswitch, it interrupts the power to the solenoid. The plunger snaps back in the line due to a spring compressed on the first operation. If that solenoid is not getting power, then the water does not flow. The Ice full bail operates another microswitch that stops the clock mechanism from operating. If the tang on that microswitch is broken, then nothing happens.
You are going to have to determine what part is defective, the solenoid or the ice maker itself. The ice maker is the easiest to replace as it is connected by a plug and a couple of screw clamps holds it in place.
I had this same problem when I bought mine, except it wasn't a display model, as far as I know... I bought it on clearance, and when I opened the box and read the instructions I realized that I didn't have the replacement ring... I contacted Rival, and they were more than happy to send me one. That's what I would recommend! Hope this helps! :-)
Wow! I feel dumb now! The problem was simply that the motor was put on the wrong end of the unit, as I looked at the grooves in the bowl I realized that once it rotates counterclockwise and back again, it needed to be turned around. If you look at the picture on the manual, you can tell the motor gets placed facing the other way. I'm sure this will fix ya Oxiria!
The arm on my ice maker somehow dislodged itself even though we do not put food on or near the ice bin.
Every time I thought I placed the metal rod into the proper hole. FInally I took a hand mirror and realized there is another hole further back that the arm was supposed to go into. It works fine now. Hope this helps you too.