Just had this frig 1 year. Ice maker not making ice. Checked to make sure ice system was on, it is. Checked to make sure water is coming from dispenser, it is. Arm on ice marker is in a mid way position and instructions stated not to manually move the arm. What else can I do?
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Re: Ice maker not working
There is a tub that goes through the back of the freezer wall into the ice maker. Sometimes this tube will freeze shut and needs to be thawed out.
The water fill tube will freeze shut from low water pressure. Ether from a bad water valve or low pressure to the refrigerator itself.
Pull the refrigerator out and remove the tube from the back wall to check it.
Also note that,
Sounds like the thermistor is bad in the ice maker itself, and there are 3 more micro switches, and some other things in there too, just easier too replace ice maker than parts for it.
If it turns out to be the ice maker, look on the tag in the ref. side, which list the model number and serial number. look @ bottom of that tag, it will give you a model number for the ice maker kit you need.
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Start at the water valve at back of unit and work your way to the ice maker. Make sure the hose at the back of the frig isn't block. Also that the arm on the maker is down and in the on position. If all this checks, then go back to the solenoid that turns the water on and off to the ice marker.
most of the time when that happens first thing you do is make sure water is getting to the solenoid for the ice maker if you have a water despencer you have water the solenoid for the ice maker is normally found in the back of frig near bottom pull frig out till you can get behind it look where water line goes into the frig solenoids for water and ice maker should be there. leave frig plugged up have someone use the water despencer feel whitch one that is replace the other one
make sure you have strong water pressure to the frig.
Do the ice maker have a shutoff arm? or a shutoff switch? either way make sure it is on. by now there should be water in the icemaker tray. if not then manually pour 1/2 cup of water into the icemaker. if it does make ice then replace the water fill valve.
if there is ice still in the ice maker tray you still have to check the water fill valve before we can say the icemaker doesn't work.
need a meter to check the continunity of the water vavle. if the valve is open repalce valve, if there is continunity the the valve is good.
hope this is helpful. if you cant do this ask a friend who is an electrician to help you
1. Make sure there are no kinks in the tubing that supplies the water to the ice maker. 2. Change your filters. It way be there is too much gunk in them for water to pass through. 3. Make sure your water supply(from the wall or floor) is hooked up and works. 4. May be internal problem in the ice maker itself and you'll have to take it out and either bring it to a repair place then install a new one, or call a technician out to repair it for you.
Normally, the ice "cubes" are crescent shaped. The most likely cause for "crushed" ice is that the ice maker isn't getting enough water on its refill cycle after ejecting the tray. Becuase there isn't enough water, the ice looks crushed...it's actually shattered.
Check the water inlet and chute to the ice maker. Sometimes they freeze and have to be manually defrosted. A hair dryer will do the trick. Also check the water chute and be sure it isn't partially frozen.
Start there...if no luck you could also have a failing water filter or sticky water solenoid valve.
check to make sure there is water or ice in your ice maker tray. If none then problem is usually a water supply issue to the ice maker. Behind the frig are the water supply inlet valves. One is for the water dispenser in the door. THe other is for the ice maker. However when one goes bad they both are replaced as one unit. Also Check position of fingers in ice maker. If not in a vertical position
then try to reset the ice maker unit and worse comes to worse, replace
it with a new one.
Make sure you check your water supply and filter if you have one. Check the ice maker. Make sure the motor and gears are turning in the ice maker itself. As the ice maker goes through the cyle it activates the water solenoid for about 5-10 seconds at a certain piont to fill it. If the ice maker isn't running the ice maker will not fill.