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Ice maker not working

I replaced the filter in the fridge and the ice maker quit working. What could have caused this?

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This is extra Fridge moved to garage.don't know when ice maker quit. Side by side is staying frozen but ice maker not working. Water is hooked up and comes out of water dispenser outside of fridge.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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Ice maker in not working


A lot of times the reason the ice maker is not working is 1 of 2 things. First I would check the water filter if the fridge has one, and make sure it is new, or replace it if it has been over 3 months (depending on the fridge and filter, could last longer). If you replace the filter and the ice maker is still not working, be sure to check the water line going into the fridge, if it is a plastic line (soft to the touch) make sure to squeeze it ever so gently to see if water is flowing through the line properly. If so then, you may need to turn the water off to the fridge and disconnect the water line from the fridge to see if it is clogged, if so it could be clogged with calcium deposits, if not then the mechanism for the ice maker it's self could have gone out and needs replaced. This all depends as well on how old the fridge is. If the ice maker has a metal bar, be sure it is in the proper position to make ice, a lot of times they get broken and need replaced.

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Westinghouse ice maker quit working


Is it your ice maker, or possible the blades that crush the ice or dispense the cubes? What can happen in the latter case is that during the storm the ice melted and pooled in the cutter mechanism. Then, when power was restored, the blades were frozen solid. To fix, investigate taking out the cutter mechanism and letting it thaw and drain. Then reinstall and use frequently for the first few days to prevent refereezimg.

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Ice not forming in ice tray


Hi - there are several problems that can cause this - but ultimately, if your freezer is keeping frozen foods frozen, the problem is lack of water flow.

Most automatic ice makers work on a timer. At a regular interval, if the ice maker arm is down to signal a "not full" ice bin, the heater on the bottom of the ice form turns on to break the bond between the ice and the mold. After a short time, the wiper linkage turns to allow the wipers push the individual cubes out of the mold and fall into the bin. After that, the solenoid on the water line is energized that will allow the water to flow to the ice maker to fill the mold, and then shuts off.

The water may pass through the filter inside your fridge (if equipped) and the filter may be clogged (if you can dispense water from your fridge and it works - this not likely to be the problem). Some fridges require a filter to be present - other will work without a filter - but none will work with a clogged (or frozen) filter. Make sure the fresh food compartment of the fridge is not freezing the filter.

Most of the ice maker functions are silent - except for the sounds of the ice dropping into the bin, and in some cases, the "snapping" or "clicking" of the water solenoid turning on and off (coupled with the sound of water running).

See if you can hear this happening. If you do, the problem could the either the flexible water line or the point of the water line attachment to the cold water pipe in the house. If you moved the fridge out for any reason, it is possible that the water line has been kinked or crushed when the fridge was moved back into position. If it has been undisturbed, it may be related to the valve that supplies water to the fridge. Sometimes, a clamp-on pipe piercing valve is used to connect the smaller fridge water line to the cold water pipe in the house. It is not unusual for these to give trouble after several years - particularly in areas with "hard" water. It may be worthwhile to replace this if it has been installed for some time.

Lastly, it may be the ice maker itself. It has heaters, switches and motors - any of which can fail and cause trouble. You could pour water into the the maker with a watering can or similar and let it make ice as normal. If ice is never dropped into the bin, then something on or cabling to the maker itself has failed and will likely require professional service or replacement as an assembly.

These should get you going and may pinpoint the issue - good luck!

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Icemaker 3 drawer fridge


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Hi I have a GE Fridg. #GFSL6KEXALS Just has ice in bottom freezer, no water. Ice maker quit working, Does not seem to be filling with water.


Check the water line that goes from the house plumbing all the way to the inlet on the 'fridge. Are there any kinks? Dirt obstructing the line? You MUST BE VERY CAREFUL when pulling the 'fridge out to check. If you have a copper line, it takes NOTHING for one to kink. And as soon as it kinks...it's done.

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If the water filter needs to be replaced will the ice maker automatically quit?


Good day,
Possible if creating a serious enough blockage, and you were experiencing a gradual loss of output.
If the failure was abrupt and quick. No. Ice maker, water valve, water supply, fill tube to ice maker iced up, and too warm a freezer, will cause loss of ice maker production.

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Ice machine isn't working


Two things come to mind.

First, the water valve at the bottom rear of the refrigerator may have failed. You didn't mention if there is a water dispenser and whether or not this is still working. This valve pumps water to the icemaker and water dispenser when the control unit of the icemaker calls for water. Also, there could be a blockage in the line which brings the water to the icemaker.

The other possibility is that the part of the icemaker controls which calls for water from the valve has failed. If this has happened, it would likely be more cost effective to replace the icemaker unit.

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Can't get my side by side fridge to make ice. water filter and getting water is now problem just quit making ice


check ice maker for ice if none put 4oz . of water in icemaker let it freeze if it does not turn ice out and ice maker is on replace it

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Fridge and Freezer quit working


If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:

  • It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:

    • If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.

    • If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.

    In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.

  • The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.

  • The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.

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It usually not the filter unless it is extremely old like 3 yrs old. There are a few things that could cause this but if both are not working it may be a bad water valve on the back of the fridge.

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