Question about Maytag 25.1 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer Refrigerator with Factory-Installed Ice Maker
Need help with extracting old ice maker to install a new one
i fixed the problem with my fridge i hope it will work with everyone best of all at no cost unplug the fridge and plug it back in do this four times back to back leave it pluged in on the fourth time and then hold the light and lock button for three seconds it seems to reset and work fine i hope this is a cure and would really like to know if this helps firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Aug 01, 2007
SOURCE: ice maker does not work
This is a quite common occurrence. You just have an ice build up in the ice maker. Make sure the prongs are vertical in the ice maker and defrost the freezer and dry it out and you should have it working again, it not let me know and there is something else we can do.
Please let me know how this works out though
A quick fix is to take a hair dryer to the ice maker but it may freeze up right away again so its best to defrost it.
Posted on May 22, 2008
There are usually 2 small solenoid valves that are used to control water. Both are generally installed at the rear close to the bottom of the fridge. One of the solenoids controls the water flow for drinks and the other is to control water flow to the ice maker. You can determine which is which by tracing the water supply tubes from the freezer compartment to the solenoid or by process of elimination. The latter method requires that you feel for movement (clicking) or heat on the water dispenser solenoid while someone starts to fill a glass with water from the fridge.
Before going any further, make sure that the ice cube detection arm in the freezer is not up. Gently push the arm down if it is. When ice cubes are ready, the ice maker turns on a small heater to break the bond of the ice cubes to the cube mold. The arm is lifted up and out of the way. Then the mechanical fingers wipe or push on the cubes to dislodge them from the ice cube mold and they fall into the container. The arm is then lowered again and rests on top of the ice collected in the container. The position of the arm when resting on the ice cubes determines whether or not any more ice cubes are made.
If the arm is hanging down, then ice cube production should be on. The problem may be either a faulty solenoid valve (mentioned above), switch in the ice maker assembly - the detection arm in particular or wiring between.
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
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