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Ice maker has quit working-

No water is in the tray, red light on the on/off switch is blinking.
Not making ice.
What could be the cause?

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Re: Ice maker has quit working-

Posssibly the icemaker gear is broken whirlpool pt#8201515 should fix it...

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: No water in ice maker

The ice maker itself sounds like its not calling for water, you would need to replace ice maker, not field servicable. did you switch the solenoid? or the wire(s) leading to solenoid??? by switch the wire(s) when you depress for water the ice tray will fill with water. reason i say that is possible that the solenoid is energized, perhaps the valve post its sitting on is no good

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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ngfam1 At your service!

You need service this time !
Sounds like a Thermostat problem!
How old is the ice maker?
If is 10 years old or more you may not be advisable to put good money into bad! New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
You need a hands on tech for this repair!

Below I referred you to a great service nation wide!

If none of these tasks remedy the heat problem then here is a good company that's found nation wide.
A&E Factory Service
A&E has schedulers available to take appointments 24/7
And they do warranty work too, for most manufactures!
1(800) 905-9505

You will be fine
Bless You ngafm1

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker quit due to water freezing @ inlet tube

change ur valve. it leaks

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

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Ice maker

Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.


This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
The ice maker not working: ---

Compressor not running on refrigerator?
Water dispenser not working on refrigerator?


Ice maker stopped making ice?


Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?


How to replace Ice maker assembly?

other ice maker related issues and solutions:---


Ice maker dispensing ice with black or white plastic pieces in ice?

After replacing ice maker assembly, ice is not getting made?

Ice maker is leaking water and causing the ice to freeze?

Ice maker is noisy and not making ice?

Refrigerator ice maker stopped making ice?

Ice maker leaks water into ice bin causing a glob of ice?

Amana Refrigerator leaking water from ice maker?

Ice maker leaking?

Ice maker is dumping the ice cubes out before frozen solid.

Water overflowing ice maker?

Ice cube is getting stuck up hard in ice maker

Icemaker quit working?

Quit making ice

Water leaking into ice tray, frozen glob of ice

Not making ice, and water leaking in freezer?

The ice maker stopped making ice?

Ice maker not making ice?

Ice maker quit working?

Ice maker dispensing black pieces of plastic in the ice?

Replaced Ice maker but its still not making ice?

Ice maker leaked creating an ice block?

Ice tray leaked?

Ice maker stopped functioning?

Ice maker stop working?

Ice maker failed

Old ice maker stopped working?

Old ice maker started leaking?

Ice maker not working?

Ice maker overfills and cause water to flow into ice dispenser and freezes?

Ice maker didn't make ice?

Ice maker was leaking?

Ice maker was leaking after it filled up with water?

These will help.


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I recently replaced the evaporator fan motor. Now I have two problems: 1) Ice maker does not dump ice automatically. The water line is clear and fills up the tray. The ice freezes but will not dump the...

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

You made this statement:

I have to manually make the ice dump. 2) I now have a slight build up of ice under the ice maker where it appears the water from the ice tray is leaking and the inside of the freezer also has a slight build up of frost on the walls.

From my 40 years of experience that statement is telling me that the freezers' evaporator coils are blocked with ice. (i.e frost on the walls) When the coils become blocked or built up with ice everything APPEARS to be working fine but the actual freezer temp is above 17 deg F. An ice maker will not initiate an ice-harvest cycle until the temps are between 14 - 16 Deg F. I.e it is not cold enough to automatically make ice because the ice maker thermostat is not closing at 14 - 16 deg F to start the ice harvest.

So I will pose these questions for you and answer them:
Q? What causes the ice on the walls
A: The unit is not defrosting properly.

Q? What causes a refrigerator to not defrost properly?
A: There are several; reasons that a refrigerator will not automatically defrost
1. The defrost control has failed (Most common failure)
2. The defrost heating element has failed
3. The defrost thermostat has failed
4. A wiring problem in the defrost circuit

Now.... you also made this statement:
I now have a slight build up of ice under the ice maker where it appears the water from the ice tray is leaking
You may have a leaking ice tray but it is quite rare. What usually causes an ice build up directly under and ice maker is the inlet water valve leaking / bypassing water when it is supposed to be shut off. An inlet water valve will bypass water when the internal diaphragm fails or debris is blocking the needle seat of the diaphragm. Either way the only remedy is to replace the inlet water valve because the valves are NOT repairable.
Reach inside your freezer and squeeze the rubber tube that fills the ice maker with water. If there is a problem with the inlet water valve the rubber tube starts freezing up with ice. Eventually when the rubber tube is totally frozen the plastic tube on the back of the refrigerator that connects to the rubber tube either leaks or separates from the rubber tube and ports water onto the floor.

If you really want to prove that there is a problem with the inlet water valve turn the ice maker OFF. Remove the plastic tube from the rubber ice maker fill tube (Just pulls out) and place it in a bucket overnight. IF you note water in the bucket the next day then the inlet water valve has for sure failed. Sometimes they LEAK intermittently when the failure first begins so the bucket test may not reveal a leaking inlet water valve. The key here is you said you have water UNDER the ice maker and you suspect a tray leak.

Here is what I recommend you do after the overnight plastic tube in a bucket leakage / bypassing test:
1. Reinstall the plastic tube on to the rubber fill tube.
2. Turn the ice maker ON
3. UNPLUG the refrigerator and so a manual defrost by removing the freezer contents then directing a fan into the freezer compartment for just over 2 hours. (Makes a water mess)
4. Return the unit to normal service
5. Check for ice production 6 - 8 hours after you performed the manual defrost.
If you have automatic ice production you most likely have and automatic defrosting problem... BUT.... there can be a problem with the freezer door / light switch. The door light switch is a 3 contact switch. One contact is a common power wire and the other 2 contacts turn on the light and provide power to the ice maker (and some times the evaporator fan also depending on unit design)
Test the door light switch amd make sure the light will go off when the door is closed. (depress the plunger) If the light stays on the door switch is bad.

Hopefully you have enough information to understand what is happening with your refrigerator and what the causes of the symptoms you have are.

I think in the end you will have to repair the automatic defrost problem and replace the inlet water valve. Do not forget about testing the door light switch.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

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Just replaced the water filter on our side by side Kenmore 53569202, thinking that may have caused our ice maker to quit working. when opening the door to the freezer, there is a red light blinking twice...

You could have ice in the water shoot which formed because your inlet valve is clogged. The inlet valve is locater in the back behind access cover. Melt the water shoot with a hairdryer and then replace your inlet valve. Fairly inexpensive and easy to change. The reason the water shoot becomes ice is the inlet valve get slower and slower water flow which gives it time to freeze on the way in to the ice maker. Hope i helped, Rate me.

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Ice maker is not making ice

Even though the water dispenser is OK you need to make sure the tray(s) in the ice maker are filling. The filter valve, located to the rear of the ice maker can freeze over and stop water flow. Check the supply line for the ice maker, it may be separate from the water dispenser.

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Ice maker not working andred light blinking

Pour about 1/2 cup of water into ice maker . If it dumps , replace the water valve . If doesn't dump , replace the ice maker . Also make sure the coils are clean of dust , lint , etc...

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Ice maker not working, water not going in tray.

Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why ice makers do not work.

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No water in ice maker

The ice maker itself sounds like its not calling for water, you would need to replace ice maker, not field servicable. did you switch the solenoid? or the wire(s) leading to solenoid??? by switch the wire(s) when you depress for water the ice tray will fill with water. reason i say that is possible that the solenoid is energized, perhaps the valve post its sitting on is no good

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