This is an ice maker in a top mount firgidiare.Ice maker was installed the water line has no kinks in it.
When you put the arm in the down position nothing happens. It doesn't call for water. Have any suggestion as to what is wrong.
After 24 hours the ice maker started calling for water and has worked every day since then. There is a temperatur seeting programed in the ice maker. When the freezer reaches a certain temp. then the ice maker will call for water and only then will it call for water. The freezer must be cold enough to make the ice machin call for water.
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Depending on which style Frigidaire refrigerator you have it is different priming each water line. For a top mount refrigerator you would need to install the icemaker and turn it on with the wire arm. The first cubes of ice for 24 hours should be discarded. On a side by side refrigerator and a french door bottom mount you would need to push on the water dispenser for two to four minutes releasing the water into a glass. I hope this information is helpful.
In order to keep your refrigerator's ice maker working properly, there are some components that will require routine maintenance and inspection. Some of the most common problems that can occur with your ice maker are the ice maker not making any ice, making too much ice and not shutting off, the ice tasting bad, ice cubes too small or discolored and ice cubes not ejecting from the ice maker. Checking your ice maker for potential problems on a regular basis will keep it operating efficiently.
1.Inspect the water supply line for any signs of cracking or crimps in the line. A pinched water supply line can keep the water from getting to the ice maker, resulting in no ice or smaller than desired ice cubes. Check to verify that the water supply valve is open enough to provide an adequate supply of water to the ice maker.
2. Flush out the water supply lines if you are noticing a bad taste in the ice cubes. This can be done by disconnecting the lines and running hot water through them. Turn on the hot water at the kitchen sink and place one end of the water supply line near the tap, holding it in place to allow hot water to run through it. Place the other end of the supply line in the sink to allow the water to drain through.
3 Reattach the water supply lines to the water supply and refrigerator. Repeat step 2 for the water inlet hose which runs from the inlet valve to the ice maker. If the water supply lines are old or discolored, consider replacing them with new water supply lines.
4 Check the temperature in your freezer to verify that it is getting cold enough. The freezer's temperature should be at 5 degrees and can be set with a control dial, normally located in the refrigerator compartment of your appliance. To test the freezer's temperature, place a cup of cooking oil in the freezer with a cooking thermometer sitting in the cooking oil. Allow the oil to sit in the freezer for 2 hours and then check the temperature.
5 Check the ice maker's shutoff arm to verify that it is operating properly. To work normally, the shutoff arm should be in the lowered position. Inspect the arm for anything blocking it or preventing the arm from moving freely. Lift the arm up to see if the unit shuts off in the up position.
6 Unplug the refrigerator from the electrical outlet and remove the faceplate of the ice maker's shutoff switch with a screwdriver, located on the ice maker. Remove the entire ice maker unit from the freezer by undoing the screws that are holding it in place. Unplug the ice maker from the freezer and take it out of the freezer to work on.
7 Remove the mounting plate on the top of the ice maker by unscrewing the screws and lifting it off the unit. Locate the shutoff switch, which has three electrical wires attached to it. The shutoff switch is located directly under the shutoff arm of the ice maker. Pull the electrical wires off of the shutoff switch with needle-nose pliers and label them so you know how to put them back correctly.
8 Inspect the electrical terminals for any rust or corrosion. Use an electrical testing meter to verify that the shutoff switch is working properly. You should get a reading of 0 or infinity on the meter. If the shutoff switch is not giving a reading, replace it with a new switch and reattach the electrical wires to the switch.
9 Place the mounting plate back over the ice maker and attach it with screws, then reattach the entire ice maker unit to the freezer. Plug the ice maker wiring back into the freezer and put the face plate back over the front of the ice maker.
10 Plug the refrigerator back into the electrical outlet and allow the refrigerator to run for a couple hours. Inspect the ice maker to verify that it is working properly.
There three problem that will not make your ice maker to make ice. If the water’s route is blocked or the solenoid
If the bail wire is lifted—the ice maker won’t make ice.
Your home’s water pressure must be strong enough to
serve an ice maker.
For your ice maker to maker ice, be sure the bail wire above the ice tray is in the
down position. If the ice maker doesn’t make ice but you can see the
arm swing into motion and you hear a buzz for about 10 seconds after it
is finished, the water valve is asking for water that isn’t arriving.
This means the valve and the solenoid are probably okay, but the water
supply is not. Be sure the water supply line isn’t kinked behind or
beneath the refrigerator (1/4-inch copper tubing is much better than
plastic fill line).
Also,check to see if something has caused ice to back up
around the mechanism—this can cause the fill tube to freeze, blocking
the mechanism. When ice cubes are small and seem to be getting smaller,
it generally indicates a frozen fill tube.
Check the water line that enters the back of the
freezer for a blockage. Find the water shut-off valve behind the
refrigerator or under the sink, turn it off, unscrew the copper line
from the back of the refrigerator, put the copper line in a bucket, turn
on the valve, and see if pressurized water pours out.
water line attaches to a solenoid at the back of the refrigerator and
then travels to the ice maker. The solenoid may be defective or may not
be receiving power. You can try removing the sediment screen inside the
solenoid and flushing it with water to clean it, and at the same time
you can inspect any seals or diaphragms to ensure that they are sound.
Unplug the refrigerator first. Check the tap valve; a bad tap valve may cause the
problem where the ice maker supply tube connects to the water pipe. If
necessary, replace the inlet valve and the tap valve. For the tap valve,
use the type that requires you to drill a 1/4-inch hole (as opposed to
the “self-piercing” type). You can do this yourself, or call a repair person or plumber to install an inline water filter when replacing
Try filling ice maker with tap water and let freeze. If it dumps and does not refill with water the dual water control valve is at fault. If the ice maker just sits there full of ice and does not move then the ice maker and possible thermal fuse in red wire of the ice maker harness has blown. Let me know what you find, Sea Breeze
Is the freezer cold enough? Should be close to 10 degrees.
Is there water or ice in the ice mold? If not put water in
it and see if it dumps the ice after it’s frozen.If there is ice, lift the cut off arm and let
it drop to see if it will start.
If it does dump the ice but don’t refill with water.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then
try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell
you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice
maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear
it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube
it will freeze.You can take the water
line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
See if the fridge has a water filter...it could be plugged and need replacement...check your manual for the location and replacement procedures
Check the inlet water line to the ice maker...it could be frozen...a hair dryer can be used to thaw it out and get the ice make to work again...be careful and don't overheat the ice maker inlet water line.
Make sure the water line is ok and not obstructed or kinked
Check the ice maker water valve to be sure it opens and isn't clogged
Cycle the arm on the ice maker and wait to see if it will make ice again
You said, The ice maker in my whirlpool gold refrigerator Model No, GR2FHTXTBOO, is not working.
How old is the fridge? When have you last changed the water filter. Should be down below at the front grille! Try these tasks!
If the ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. • Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce water flow. Straighten the water source line. • Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch (depending on model) is in the ON position. • New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice production. • Freezer door closed completely? Firmly close the freezer compartment door. If the freezer compartment door will not close all the way, see "The doors will not close completely." • Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice. • Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm? Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. • Water filter installed on the refrigerator? Remove filter and operate ice maker. If ice volume improves, then the filter may be clogged or incorrectly installed. Replace filter or reinstall it correctly. • Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure.
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The ice maker is not producing ice or not enough ice
Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. Kink in the water source line? A kink in the line can reduce
water flow. Straighten the water source line. Ice maker turned on? Make sure wire shutoff arm or switch
(depending on model) is in the ON position. New installation? Wait 24 hours after ice maker installation
for ice production to begin. Wait 72 hours for full ice
production. Large amount of ice recently removed? Allow 24 hours for
ice maker to produce more ice. Ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
Remove ice from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. Reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? This can decrease water pressure
The water dispenser will not operate properly
Freezer door closed completely? Close the door firmly. If it
does not close completely, see “The doors will not close
completely.” Refrigerator connected to a water supply and the supply
shutoff valve turned on? Connect refrigerator to water
supply and turn water shutoff valve fully open. Is the water pressure at least 30 psi? The water pressure to
the home determines the flow from the dispenser. See “Water
Kink in the home water source line? Straighten the water
source line. New installation? Flush and fill the water system. Water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter may be
clogged or incorrectly installed. Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply?
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Ice maker was installed properly, when you put the arm down it doesn't call for water to fill unit. It doesn't make any kind of noises at all. The water is turned on and all plugs are in there are no kinks in the line but when the arm is truned down for it to call for water nothing happens
The is for a frigidaire refrigerator.Ice maker is all new..