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Icemaker has quit making ice. Does the water filter affect the flow of water, etc. to icemaker? Refridge is about 6 mths old

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First thing to check is to see if the optics are working properly. This is the red flashing light on right hand side of freezer wall. Close the flipper door, be sure not to block the beam, and the light should go to solid red. If it does then the optics are ok. If it continues to blink then that is your problem. If optics check ok then pull ice maker out and remove the white plastic cover. It just pulls off. Look at the center of the gear wheel and see if one of the plastic tabs is either broken or if they are sort of twisted and touching eachother. If any of these things with the gear have happened then that module will need to be replaced along with the ice maker thermostat. If your not sure how to replace these parts then just replace the whole ice maker. That is much easier and not much more costly.
After changing the parts or the ice maker out follow these steps to start the ice maker thru a cycle. 1. Remove the ice maker from the cradle but leave the harness connected. Remove the front cover from the module. Unplug the refrigerator. Get a small jumper wire with bare ends and jump T and H on the module, leave the jumper in and set the ice maker on the shelf. Close the door. Now plug the refer back in and wait 30 seconds. Open the door and the ice-maker should be cycling. Remove the jumper, put the module cover back on and set it back in the cradle. The fill should take place when the ejector blades reach the 12:00 position. Follow these steps exactly in order

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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SOURCE: GE ice maker problems

to cycly that im you need to have the door switch closed as well have you held that while trying to cycle it?

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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Possible problems could a bad water valve (dual valve), bad micro switch which is activated by pressing the button for water to come out. On some models the bracket that holds the micro switch could be broken not allowing the button to activate.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

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So your not getting water from the dispenser either??? Yes the water filter can be the source of your problem. Let me know if the water is coming from the dispenser.

Posted on Nov 19, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gold Conquest IceMaker

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WATER VALVE LOCATED AT THE BACK BOTTOM RIGHT OF THE APPLIANCE THAT MIGHT BE THE CAUSE OF THE ICE MAKER NOT WORKING.LET ME KNOW IF YOU REQUIR FURTHER ASSISTANCE.GOODLUCK.MOHAMED

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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