My Fridge stopped giving ice although the arm is at "O" position. It happened before and a technician fix it using warm water to melt the ice accumulated in the ice maker, at dried it with a hair dryer. He told me that to fix this problem is very easy, However, the only problem I have now is how to open the icemake withouth damaging it.
Thanks for your help,
I did purchase and install the ice maker carefully. It cost me 156AUD but after a night's waiting, no ice at all. I guess because the water filling into the cup malfunctions.
Please help. Thank you.
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Re: Icemaker stopped giving ice
The best way to fix this is to replace the ice maker ($50-$95 Bucks).. Unless you have a really fancy set up where the "ice bucket" is located in the door of the freezer.(if so get back with me and I will advise futher... Goodluck!
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Check this Once in a while the temp. in the freezer
varies. When the icemaker is running through its' cycle, ice crystals
form and cause a blockage and the cycle stops. Also check the stop
arm. Make sure it's not stuck in the 'up' position. This sometimes
happens when the bin is overly full and the arm gets stuck in the 'off'
position. You say you have water supply...other than these quick fixes,
I can't think of any other things to check. Good luck.
It sounds like you have a bad icemaker. Usually when the arm is clicking its the gears that are stripped out. Feel in the icemaker if theres cubes frozen in there then you know the icemaker is definitely bad. With the arm in the up position it will not make cubes at all that is the off position for the icemaker. Hope this helps _MJ_
There is a spring inside the icemaker head. It sounds like it has broken.
Reminder. When the bin is full and the arm comes down, if the ice has fallin in a way that it stops the arm real high. You may have to pull it down to start it again. Although this should not happen very often.
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The arm has a cam, you can't see it but if you'll move it up and down about 20 times, it may clean off what ever is causing it to hang up, try that. You can always order a new one from Amazon or Ebay. It's not that hard...scale of 1-10, it's a 1.
you need to troubleshoot the problem, if the wire arm that tells the ice maker to stop making ice when full is in the upright position the ice maker will not make ice. the problem has to be either the switch on this arm malfunction. but probably in MOST cases it is your electronic water valve which has gone out. this is located on the water supply line on the back of the fridge at the bottom probably behind some cardboard or plastic. it is the same kind of water valve as a dishwasher uses, if it malfunctions it will not deliver water to your tray, manually fill the tray and put the arm down, if the maker dispenses the ice out of the tray, chances are your electronic valve is broken.
you can reinsert the bail arm back into the icemaker by feel or remove the icemaker and reinsert it. I'm going to give you instructions with the ice maker still mounted to the wall. on the back upper right hand corner of you ice maker you will you will feel a square shped hole at the top. right below this hole is our target. you can use a small mirror to locate this area you will see a white oblong hole that the bail arm end will be inserted into. since the icemaker is not working the arm will ahve to be inserted with the arm in the up position. when you insert the arm you need to do so firmly to make sure the arm goes in all the way. if you cant find the corret spot write me back and I'll walk you through removing the i/m to insert teh arm that way.
If you look at the icemaker, you will see a metal wire which runs along the side of the unit. If you manually swing the wire arm up until it locks in place (about 90 degree swing from the normal straight down position) you will have turned the icemaker off. (Alternatively you can unplug the electrical plug from the icemaker which goes into the freezer wall.)
If the icemaker is not turned off, it will periodically cycle, which turns on the ice cube mode release heater during it's cycle, putting unnecessary heat into your freezer. You do not need to plug the ice maker supply line. This should be a Fix-Ya for your refrig.
There is a lever in the ice bin that detects when it is full. if that lever is locked in the"up" position, the maker stops making ice. Many times a previous owner or a shipper will turn off the icemaker this way. especially if the water to the home or freezer is turned off, so it won't keep trying to make ice.
HI thanks for the question On the ice maker you should have an metal arm thatlifts up &down Down means you want ice Up means the ice bucket is full if that arm is not there that will cause the problem if the arm is there make sure it moves up & down ok if it does Then you need a new ice maker or save money & when the bucket gets full turn off water at back of fridge to stop water from coming in thanksfor the question THe appliance doc