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My GE Profile Artica which uses a Model CAN17 Ice Maker has quit making ice. My brother in law who's a auto mechanic (which of course doesn't qualify him to fix it) took it out and opened it up moved some stuff and it started working again. However the happiness was short lived as 2 weeks after it restarted working again, it suddenly quit. Anyone know if these are serviceable? If not, anyone know a good online source for replacement? Thanks in advance.

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Charles, these models have a habit of the inlet tube freezing over. Make sure the black tube feeding the trough is clear. You may want to disconnect it from the back and see if you can blow through it. I use hot water in a baster to clear them all the time. Another thing is to check the optics. When opening the freezer door the red optic light on the right should flash 2x with a pause repeatedly. When you close the left hand emitter flapper the light should stay on. If it does this your optics are good. Because of these optics the new ice-maker has to be jumped started into a cycle. Once started you can monitor the fill. Catriver..post back.

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check your owners manual for a water filter, make sure trip arm isn't stuck closed and not letting water in to freeze.

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See if ice is jammed up in the tunnel the ice is pushed through.
Will the motor turn the auger with all the ice removed.

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Our is broken as well. Water dispenser works.....

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  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.

  • Next, see if the compressor motor is running

    The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

    If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

    • The compressor

    • The Thermostat

    • The overload, relay, or capacitor

    • The defrost timer

    • The condenser fan motor

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