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ICEMAKER ARM STAYS IN OFF POSITION

My 2 yr old Kenmore Model#25376822400 icemaker has been acting up for past 3 weeks. Once I tap the arm down ice cubes dispense but once the arm goes back up, (to the off position), I still have to tap down the arm. I am not home during the day so I cannot be there to manually do this every hour! HELP!

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  • bphin Aug 09, 2008

    Ice maler arm stays in up position. How is spring connected that is suppose to force it down after tray dumps. Show parts diagram if possible.

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    shut off arm locked in up position after ice cycle drops.

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SOURCE: icemaker only dispenses crushed ice, not cubes

yea! I have been without cubes for 2 years. I slid out the tray, found the lever in the back where the rod went in, pulled it down, reinserted the ice tray, and IT WORKED! At first I thought I broke the lever, because I had to hold it down with a knife while I was inserting the tray, but it just must have been stuck. I am soooo happy!

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

huuum
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SOURCE: Icemaker won't dispense whole cubes, only chopped ice

Hello chitwnchk1
Welcome to Fixya,

You said,It chops ice when dispensing but won't just dispense whole cubes.
Any suggestions on how to fix it?

1. If the cubes dispense, but not whole cubes, there is not a enough water pressure.
2. r there is a restriction in the water line to the ice maker.
3. OR the fridge may not be level.
4. Is there a water filter and has it been Changed in the past 6 months?


Here are 4 reasons mentioned in the repair manual.

Shutoff arm in the off position

Ensure the shutoff arm is down and not in the raised position. If in the raised the position, the ice maker is in the off position and will not cycle.

Faulty Harvest Thermostat

There is a thermostat inside the ice maker that will close when the ice maker mold reaches the proper temperature. If the thermostat is not closing, the ice maker will not cycle.

Freezer To Warm
The ice maker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer in not below 12 degrees. Ensure proper temperature in freezer.


No water getting to ice maker
The water inlet valve is the control device that allows water to enter the ice maker. It is energized during the last 5-8 seconds of the harvest cycle. During this 5 to 8 second period, there should be 110v across the two wires connected to the valve . If there is power supplied to the valve and the valve does not open to allow water to flow, the valve is defective.

However, if power is being supplied to the valve and water is flowing through it freely, it could be that you water supply line or inlet tube have frozen solid. These can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer.

Let me know how it goes and what you found!
Thank You , Huuuum
Please remember to leave a rating!

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

ginko
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SOURCE: Water line to water dispenser is freezing up inside the freezer

Try using an hairdryer or defrosting the unit completely , this often get rid of blockage caused by frozen lines fixing the problem.

The water lines can also be unblocked from dirt using a thin flexible shaft. This after defrosting.

If all that does not fix the problem, then you may need to replace the water valve, the icemaker solenoid, or the whole icemaker assembly.

Enter the model number on one of two websites below to get parts and diagrams for your appliance:


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Posted on May 22, 2009

mitchjl_1692
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SOURCE: Icemaker won't make ice

Try using a hair dryer.Arm may be froze up.mitchjl_1692

Posted on May 27, 2009

Maytag317
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SOURCE: Icemaker Arm stuck in up position

Hi, Check and see if the finger sweep has ice jamming it so that it can't finish it's rotation. This is a come problem. You might have to remove the ice maker to see what is blocking it. Usually two screws on top and one underneath the ice maker.
Please let me know if i can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I've got the LFX25960ST model. The icemaker

its the ice maker .water or condensation has built up in the ice maker modual and refroze upon turning unit back on.either get a new ice maker or uninstall the ice maker and let it dry for a few days and reinstall.but it could happen again that way.or maybe not.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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