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Put the lever up and adjust the setting for the freezer to cooler

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Ice maker was making more ice than I could use...was dumping it out it made so much ...now it is barely producing any ice at all...maybe a tray evry 4-6 hours...used to be filled up overnight...checked...


try adjusting the freezer temp. control. Might need to make it colder. Had the same problem with my Kenmore. Turned the freezer just a bit colder and now it is making more than we can use. Dialed the temp. control back to where it was before and everything is back to normal.

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Good day,
As a general rule refrigerator ice makers don't really make ice cubes very fast.
Things that could increase the production are.
1. Set the freezer to a colder setting. That control is usually on a whirlpool is called an air control.
2. Setting the refrigerator control colder, while also help since setting it to a colder setting will actually make both compartments colder.
3. The ice maker produces ice when it's internal thermostat reaches approx. 14 degrees.
You have no control of that function.
4. If the cubes are on the small side, the water valve on the back bottom of the machine may need to be replaced.
5. Along that same line, the water supply line from the house and it's fittings could be starting to restrict, not supplying enough water pressure.
The line, unless plastic, and the valve would need either be removed and cleaned or replaced with new.

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you can adjust the control for the freezer side to a colder setting think of the freezer control as a door warmer setting door open farther colder setting door farther closed the fridge control is electric that runs the compresser can turn fridge down to creat more cooling freezer or set freezer to colder setting it is a balancing
act have actually closed freezer control to coldest setting and had items freeze in the fridge side where air from freezer first enters fridge a lower temp in freezer should help ice production

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Frig is turned down to low and everything is still freezing. Ice maker not making ice.


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Freezer does not keep food frozen, ice maker does not make ice. Refrigerator temp seems warmer.


There is a temperature control in either the fridge or freezer, that just needs to be turned up to a colder setting it sounds like.

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Hi: Try setting your freezer a bit colder. Ice makers need zero degrees F to operate. Ice cream should be rock solid. Since summer is here refrigerators work harder. Ice makers will stop working if not at zero. This happens to me. Before you call a tech. Do as I said and set your freezer colder. Don't check it every hour to see if it makes ice as you dump the cold out of it. It's human nature, but dont open it. Give it 24 hrs at one setting lower and see what happens. I hope this helps, Jeff

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I recommend if your problem is actually the ice maker itself get a new or rebuilt one. Too many things to detail to make sure it all works out in the end. However you might replace it and still have a problem. So here is a list of items to check external of the ice maker to eliminate what might be something else.

First lets see if we can eliminate some things:
Itemized as Temperature, Water, Water delivery… It is assumed the refrigerator has been running and not making ice and has remained on (NOT UNPLUGGED AND OFF) freezing as normal before starting any of these tests and observations. Other wise you will have to start over with the problem at hand before proceeding.

External of the ice maker:
1st Does the Freezer temp get down to 12'F? . The temp of the freezer has to be this cold or colder for the ice maker to work. Just because meat stays frozen (28’F and colder) doesn't mean it will freeze ice (12’F and colder) and dump it out. You have to know and record your findings to be objective and not subjective.

If not your problem may not be the ice maker at all. Eliminate it as a source of heat in the freezer. It’s plugged into the wall of the freezer and has a heater that warms the ice up to turn it loose for “harvest”. Unplug or remove it. Recheck the temp after ½ to 1 hour with the doors closed during this time. If its still not to temp your ice maker may be ok.
A lot of things can cause the temp of the freezer to stay high. But if this is the situation you need to look for a different problem before condemning and buying an Ice maker replacement

2nd Does it get water into the ice maker? If the water isn't getting to it you need to check the water delivery system, water supply, and water valve in the back.
The water delivery is easiest to check by shutting off the water removing the supply line and catching the water in a container with the valve open 1 to 2 rounds to flush out any particles and verify good flow and pressure, and makes sure when you turn it on you have clean water..
After you have eliminated this;
Next if your not getting water to the delivery tube and into the ice maker
1 of 2 things is stopping the water. Either its: 1 mechanical or 2 electrical in nature.
Mechanical
The easiest to look at is the obvious first. The water is not falling off the delivery tube? Look inside the freezer. Make sure the opening of the water delivery tube in back or side of the freezer is open and does not have ice or frost on it. Ice, here, can freeze and close off the delivery system. A common problem is lime or scale buildup, causing this ice to form. If the tube has this problem, defrost it with a hair dryer. Clean the tube with lime away or CLR. Re try it.

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Either your freezer is not cold enough or you got a defective ice maker. It needs to be 15 degrees or colder to make ice. The water may be frooze but not cold enough to close the internal thermostat inside the ice maker. If your freezer is colder that 15 degrees, take the ice maker back to Sears, you got a lemon. Good luck!, Mack

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