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I have a Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, Mod # 550, Ser # p1100552. My problem is the ice maker control arm pops out of its socket when the freezer compartment is closed. The ice continues to be made or no ice is made. The control arm part # is 4202730

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  • tamurtl Sep 07, 2010

    There is no problem getting water to the ice maker. It is the the ice level control arm that is the problem . Please reread my posted problem.

  • tamurtl Sep 07, 2010

    I think you are getting closer to understanding my problem. In this ice maker the plastic lever is a combination heavy wire that inserts into the front and back of the ice maker and the plastic part snaps into the wire. the problem is that when the freezer drawer is closed the wire/plastic lever is pushed out from it front socket which I think is the water control on/off switch. Why is this happening and what can be done to stop it from happening

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Hello,

An ice maker, as you all know is an appliance in your refrigerator's freezer that makes ice cubes. The ice maker receives water through a quarter inch pipe placed behind the refrigerator, which in turn is connected to the water pipe and tap valve. As and when water is needed, the valve lets the water flow through a fill tube into the ice maker assembly and thus, the water gets frozen into ice cubes. A thermostat is attached to the ice maker to monitor the temperature. Once the ice is ready, the ice cubes are pushed by the ejector blades into a bin till it is full. Now that you are aware about the functioning of an ice maker, you need to identify the ice maker problems that might be causing trouble.

With your ice maker not working properly, you might be wondering the reason behind the malfunctioning of your ice maker. Several factors could be involved in case your ice maker is not making any ice at all. It might be caused due to a defect in the water supply line. It could be possible that the water valve isn't getting any water. Check the water line at the back of the freezer for any blockage. Look for the water shut-off valve placed behind the refrigerator or under the sink and turn it off.

Next step would be to unscrew the copper line located at the back of the refrigerator. Now place the copper line in a bucket and turn on the valve to check if pressurized water comes out. The problem could also be linked to a defective tap valve. You could have it replaced. Since, freezer temperature can also be responsible for ice maker malfunctioning, make sure the freezer is not too warm.

Take care.

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

  • Jimoh Adeleke Muyideen Sep 07, 2010

    Hello,

    If your ice maker is not producing any ice at all, it could be due to
    various reasons. Firstly, check the right side of ice maker for a wire.
    The wire will be in an erected position, if the machine is turned off.
    In such a case, lower the plastic lever present in there or the wire
    directly if there is no plastic lever. This should be enough for your
    ice maker to start functioning once again.

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Hi!!

The Ice Level Arm has two plastic inserts, one on each side, make sure the inserts are in place. If not, that is the reason why the Arm keeps falling off. Click on the link below for a picture of the Ice Level Arm and the inserts.

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Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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