It's like it thinks it's full and won't make any more ice. Sometimes the paddle at the rear above the ice tray will get a buildup of ice on it and make it act the same way, but that isn't the case this time
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Re: Ice maker has stopped making ice.
If you look at the paddle , you'll see a spring just above it . Sometimes the top of that spring slips out of the hole in the housing . Use a smoll screwdriver and try to put it in place . If it seems ok , and the spring arn is pressed against the housing , replace the icemaker with an arm (mechanical) type icemaker . A paddle arm is an electronic (which I do not prefer ) .
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there is sometimes an armature that raises when the ice tray is full.you can raise this arm is you want it to stop making ice.look said arm and lower down into on position.it will fold down into a spot near the full level of the ice tray.
1st question: When you select "water", does it work? If not, then you must check to see that the solenoid that controls the water valve to the refrigerator is operating. Generally, you can here it "click" when you push your cup into the dispenser for water.
2nd question: If you remove the tray that holds the ice cubes you should be able to see a plastic paddle that is used to sense the height of the ice in the tray. It is possible that this paddle is frozen in the "stop" position which causes the refrigerator to think that they ice tray is full.
Finally, you may need to replace the ice-maker. It also has a solenoid control that opens and closes the water valve that fills the ice making trays. Although these don't usually fail, and the most common problem is frozen components, it is know to happen.
Not sure what model you have, but recommend you check to see if there's not a cube stuck in the dispersal unit. If not, then check plastic water supply tube in the back of the icemaker, sometimes they freeze solid and won't let water flow into the ice tray. I've had to use a hair dryer to defrost it if the freezer temp gets too low. Also, sometimes the ice maker inadvertently lets too much water enter the trays and it slightly overflows, which results in the freezing of the gears and paddles of the maker and you simply have to chip away the excess ice that overflowed the trays. If none of the above are the case, make sure you still have a solid water supply to the back of the unit, if the line runs outside of the heated portion of your home, it could have frozen outside of the fridge. Hope this helps. JB
Open your freezer and remove the ice bin. You will see the mechanism and the tray that fills with water to make the cubes. On the left there should be a rocker switch that turns the ice maker on and off with a green light that tells you if its on or not, under the ice cobe tray there is a small paddle that should move, give it a wiggle. On the right you will see the wire for the ice maker, make sure that it is plugged in. Once the icemaker starts working (little green light comes on) you should have ice within 24 hours. You may need to remove the ice bin and a
small plastic louvered cover above it.
I had this problem with my GE ice maker not working and it was an unbelievably easy fix. If you have the same ice maker then you will see a green light by the power switch. Below the ice maker is a "paddle" ice sensor. The paddle is attached to the ice maker and there is a coil type tension spring. If your paddle is loose, make sure the end of the spring (the pointy wire end) is inserted into a small hole. You probably can't see the hole but move the wire end until it pops into the small hole. You should now have tension on the paddle. At this point I had heard that the freezer light bulb may be drawing too much current for the ice makers motherboard. I removed the bulb and, UNBELIEVABLY, the ice maker began making ice! Try removing or replacing the LIGHT BULB first!
As these ice makers cycle there is an arm that moves up while the ice is being freed from the ice maker. After the ice is dumped into the dispenser bin the arm continues a downward motion. If it encounters ice in the downward travel it shuts the ice maker off. If this arm is locked in the full up position the ice maker is manually shut off. Check this arm and make sure it is not locked in the up position.