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Ice maker arm in freezer

Does ice maker arm need to be in the up or down position to make ice???

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On most automatic ice makers the arm is in the up position to make ice, but check with the manufacture to make sure

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice Cube Maker

Here is a link for the srevice manual ( section 7 discusses how to troubleshoot an ice maker ) that should get you going..

http://136.166.4.200/contents/Fridge/LFX25960/LFX25960_Service_Manual.pdf

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SOURCE: Ice Maker not making ice

replace the icemaker is the best solution , or possibly jst the control module

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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SOURCE: my estate ice maker drops

The arm is traveling too far. You may can take the plastic endcover off the ice maker to observe the end of the arm and slightly bend it there so it won't go as far.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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This is not difficult to troubleshoot.
  • When the arm is up the ice maker is off
  • When the bucket is full the arm is up the maker is off.
  • If the ice maker has a on/off button in off the ice maker is off
  • If the ice maker internal heater fails the cubes will not release and the white plastic ejector arms will be rotated CCW and pressing against the ice in the tray, Normal position for ejector arms is vertical.
  • If water solenoid has failed or water supply not available the ice maker will cycle. The ice tray will be empty,(hard to see if ice tray is empty). Check and replace water fill solenoid.
  • If ice in tray and ejector arms vertical several possibilities.
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    • Internal ice maker electrical connections rotary switch failure,
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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,

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Ted,
The arm should be down. The down position applies power to the control module... when the arm is up power is off. It's the opposite of a light switch.

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