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Re: Ice maker will not stop making ice
You didn't state what make and model fridge you have. But most newer units now use an optical eye system, and when the ice blocks the eye's beam it stops making ice. If you've turned the switch to off and it still makes ice, then you need the unit serviced.
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Icemakers cycle cubes from the air temperature inside the freezer so you can't do much to increase speed except adjust the freezer control colder. As to the bucket not filling, most icemakers have a feeler arm or plastic paddle that is suppose to sense the ice level in the bucket. Make sure the feeler arm or paddle at the bottom is free and no sticking or hitting anything. It needs to move freely ask the icemaker dumps the cubes. If your refrigerator is less that a year old it should be under warranty and a free repair to you.
There is an small bar or arm that hangs down into the hopper where the ice collects. Sometimes the manufacturer will tape this bar down and it is not free to move. Or see if the arm is bent. Also I had a new side by side last year, did the same thing. They sent some kid out and he told me it is a design flaw. Did not have a clue. I called GE and they sent out a repair man who knew what the problem was. It was a new bailing arm that had to be installed in place of the old one. If the arm is swinging freely, call the warranty company. Maybe yours needs to be modified as well? Good Luck
Swing arm alignment can be restored by resetting the ice maker. There is a reset on the bottom, near the front of the ice maker. HOLD it down through a complete cycle, about 8 seconds, then wait for the two-tone chime to indicate the reset is complete. Failing that, a new ice maker may be needed, the old one may need thawing or there is debris under the bin or arm stopping the cycle. I have actually tore this thing off by opening the freezer at the the exact moment it was cycling too, arrrrgh.
1.Check shut off arm fails to move due over stored ice cubes in the ice bucket. Remove ice cubes and make free shut off arm to move. 2. Check water pressure.If less pressure will cause for non making ice cubes. 3.Check freezer temp. Setting must be 5degree and less. 4.Check power to solenoid valve for water flowing is working.
Locate your ice maker, remove the ice bucket. Pull the coveroff the end of the ice maker. Locate the holes "V" and "L". Take a paper clip(jump clip) and tape. Straight the clip and put tape in middle. Hold the tapedside and insert the clip into "V" and "L". This sends the power to water valve.If water goes into ice maker, water valve is good. If not mechanism of solenoid is dusty. Call repairman to clean and re fix it. Thanks.
the arm that swing up and down maybe able to be ajst by bending arm and the water leaking down the icemaker. is it unlevel when if fills if not unlevel is it hooked up to an r/o system if it is when was the last time filter were replaced if not, does it have a water filter has it been changed lately.
When the drawer is opened, trhe "full arm" swings up and out of the way. When the drawer is pushed back closed, the arm should swing back down. If it is unobstructed, the icemaker should make ice.
One thing to try is with the ice tray removed, push the plate (that holds the ice tray) back into the freezer. Lift the full arm up and down. It should easily move and you should be able to hear a slight "click" when moving up/down. If not, you might have a bad switch in the ice maker unit...replacement time.
try turning off ice maker for a day. remove the bucket that holds the ice. look all around bucket and into ice maker to determin if there is a jam, or if there is a cube stuck there preventing operation. Check that the ice arm can move freely and it is properly inserted on both ends. Make sure there is nothing in your freezer that could be getting in the way of the ice maker operation, either above or below the unit. One hint-wear disposable gloves when working with the ice maker-if you have any moisture on your hands, you tend to stick to the unit.
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
Continuous ice production, too much ice in the bucket, ice cubes overflowing the bucket, ice cubes falling behind the bucket or ice lifting the chiller shelf can now be resolved by installing a redesigned feeler arm. The new arm is designed with a slight curve to cycle the icemaker “OFF“ before the cubes overflow the ice bucket. Order part number WR49X10103.