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Ice maker The ice maker is doing it's cycle but no water is coming out so it is not making ice cubes

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  • hillymartin Jan 28, 2009

    ice maker will not fill with water, but the water comes out the water dispensor.

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Old message but will reply anyhow-

All machines with icemakers have an inline filter.
If you have a water supply not completely devoid of particulates, the filter may be clogged.

I can't tell you where it is located in your fridge but if you still have the user guide, it will tell you.
The recommended interval on ours is 2 X yearly.
Yeah, well . . . we have a whole house filter so I don't worry about it.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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If the ice maker is producing ice poorly--making small cubes or too few cubes--you probably have a clogged water line, a defective water-inlet valve, or a defective ice maker mold thermostat that isn't cycling properly. Check these:


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  • Check the freezer temperature. If should be 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.

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  • The water-inlet valve. Replace it if it has failed.


  • Check the freezer temperature. If should be 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.


  • The ice maker mold thermostat. Make sure that it's cycling properly.


Specks in the cubes If you find black or gray specks in your ice cubes, have a look at the ice cube tray. If the protective coating is peeling away, the most economical solution is to completely replace the ice maker.

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check your incoming water pressure, change the water filter recently? hollow ice cubes is a sign of low water pressure

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