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Ice maker not working

No ice. There is water to the dispenser but not to the ice maker. There is no light or optics indicating that the ice maker is on.

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  • kentuckyfan Jul 06, 2008

    I can't tell if the tube is frozen but since the optic light isn't on, I would think that it is something else.

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What is the model or urs.

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You lifted the control arm? When the control arm is up , it won't make ice, thats the off position.

Lower the control arm down and it should start making ice.

If it doesn't, here is a link page that may help you:
http://www.applianceaid.com/icemaker.html

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The refrigerator has a duel water valve, one for the ice-maker and one for the water dispenser (if equipped). The valve that the ice-maker relies on may be bad, or it could be the ice-maker itself. 
Another thing that could cause it would be the temperatures in the freezer. The ice-maker will not call for water until it reaches under 15 degrees. In addition, check the water tube behind the ice-maker to make sure it is not frozen, blocking more water from entering. The water does not go to the ice-maker or thru the filter unless the ice-maker turns on the water valve.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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    Mike Durland Jul 06, 2008


    • the icemaker system is independent from the refrigerator. the refrigerator only supplies electricity, and a cold environment. 

    • the icemaker senses when the temperature is cold enough then it sends electricity to the water valve opening it briefly (3-5 seconds) allowing the water to flow into the trays. 

    • after the temperature goes below 15 degrees then a heater turns on and releases the ice from the metal tray.

    •  the drive motor then turns on and dumps the ice and the whole thing repeats. 

    • now you know how the icemaker works so the service guy doesn't **** you around.

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jul 06, 2008

    the icemaker has a wire harness on the side of it that plugs into the refrigerator. this harness may not be plugged in correctly due to the service guy taking it out. this would cause the light not to come on due to no electricity going to the unit. or he may not have reassembled it correctly. or it just might be a bad icemaker.


    • you can reject my solution if you want, but i am committed to helping you with this issue because i know how incompetent some of these "service tecs" are.

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