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Ice maker does not make ice - should the shut off arm move down to fill the ice bucket and then stay up when the bucket is full. Can I manually move the arm down? It is in the up position and I wonder if that is why it won't make ice. The manual says to avoid touching the automoatic shut off arm. What does this mean?

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Won't Stop Making Ice

There is an adjustment for the "harvest" bar (The bar you lifted up). That bar you are lifting up tells the ice-maker that the cubes have fallen into the ice storage and starts the ice-making cycle over. It is also the Limit switch for the ice level in the storage container ... if it stays up for preset time determined by the manufacturer it stops making ice... most all ice-machines use the same devices. they vary little in design. Sometimes you can just gently bend the bar down to the point where it turns-off the machine at the level you want ... unless you can get to the adjustment hinge you can adust it there. For the fact it goes off when you lift it all the way up tells me the harvest switch is turning the ice-maker off.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

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SOURCE: GE PSS26 NGP Ice maker

Hi Vadim, You should have a steady light showing on the ice maker. If the lead is flashing, it's either a thermistor failure or ejector not home. The reasons why the ejector blades will not home is because of a magnet failure, control board failure or a stalled motor. The feeler arm could also be sticking. The control board contains 2 sensors that are activated by magnets. One magnet is attached to the end of the ejector arm to determine whether the ejector blades are at home. The other is located on the ice sensing arm, lets the control know whether the arm has reached a fully extended position. In a lot of these, I find the magnets broken. I think you can save yourself a lot of trouble by just replacing this ice-maker. Catriver.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

SOURCE: ice maker sensor arm

the arm is hung up on a srcrew that is on the divider wall to the right of the icemaker pull the arm off the screw. The icemaker is a mechanical one so the arm will not just drop down so put the ice bucket back in and turn the icemaker back in the control panel further problem call customer service for assistance for over the phone help 1 800 222 7820 they will be glad to assist their customers unlike other manufactures.



















































Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker not producing ice

What you can try to do is put the ice maker in test mode. Press and hold the ice size button, on the ice maker itself, for 5 seconds. It should cycle through and this could reset it.

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Posted on May 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Icemaker not making ice - feeler arm in up position

You may have a broken icemaker and needs to be replaced.  The internal parts are solid state electronics and they can break.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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