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I have installed a new icemaker and it is not working, where do I need to turn it on? or what should I do?

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Kindly Refer the user manual that you get when you purchase the Appliance of call an Appliance Repair Expert to fix the problem.

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

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    This answer was no help, your website led me to believe this service was FREE but since I didn't pay anything I received no help. This site is a ripoff.

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    pioner Mar 25, 2011

    Kindly If you notice I just give you an advice which mean to refer the manual . Dear If you try to fix the problem yourself it will just increase your problem as you are not expert. There will be also huge danger of electric shock all the time. So I suggest you to call a repair expert so you can get benefit from his experience. It may cost some dollars but life is more precious

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You failed to give a model# so I can refer to what refrigerator you have.

Some will have a green light on it,some will not. Some have an on/off switch, some do not.. And some need to be turned on from the controls/user interface.

There is usually a fusible link wired in with the heater but it would have to stay open in order to trip it so I doubt this is your issue.

First, I would see how to turn it on. (Most side by sides have a rocker switch on the icemaker and typically have a green light.. Top freezer's are usually the same. Bottom freezer's with the icemaker in the freezer usually have no light on the icemaker but do have a rocker switch ((( Note *** Some, but not many are wired through the light switch so trying to cycle with the door open will not work.. You need to close the light switch either mechanically or with a magnet if it a magnetic switch)))... Bottom freezer French doors can have an on/off switch,typically no green light,or no on/off switch and needs to be turned on by the controls.

Pleas give more info if you need more help as there are probably 1000 variations of a 795 elite refrigerator as it has been produced for roughly 14 years now.

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Highly unlikely both valves failed at same time. Not sureon your fridge but on some, if freezer door switch is not working, dispenserwon't work. Does the freezer light go off & on when door is opened &closed? If you have a voltmeter, check that water valve is getting 120 voltswhen dispenser is pushed in. If no voltage, I would suspect the micro-switchthat you hear clicking when you push in with a glass. Even though it clicks,the contacts could still be bad in it. If the icemaker is not gettingwater, check for the following problems:
  • Be sure that the icemaker is turned on and plugged in. The power cord for your icemaker is plugged into the left or back wall of the freezer.
  • Check to make sure that the water supply line valve is turned on. This valve is usually found under the sink or in the basement. This is the only water supply line needed for the refrigerator.
  • Be sure that the freezer has cooled down properly after the initial installation. This may take several hours.
  • Make sure the plastic fill line on the icemaker has not come out of the back of the icemaker.
  • Check the fill tube (plastic tube above the icemaker) going into the icemaker. In order to do this, the icemaker must be removed. If the tube is frozen solid, you will most likely need a new water valve.
If the ice-maker is getting water, but there is no water tothe dispenser, check for the following:
  • If the doors were removed during installation, be sure that the door wiring harness is plugged in. Refer to your Owner's Manual/Installation Instructions for the specific location of the wiring harness.
  • Check the water lines and make sure they are not kinked or restricted.
  • There is a tank behind the vegetable drawers or on the left side of the Fresh Food compartment that could be frozen. You may be getting water in the ice-maker, but not the dispenser. To rid the tank of the ice, check the set temperature on your controls. If it is set colder than the recommended setting, adjust to a warmer setting.
Hope this will help you. Good Luck.

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I have a Whirlpool side by side refrigerator with a new ice maker. The ice maker works fine but will not drop the ice. If I cycle the arm off/on (up/down) then it dumps the ice a few minutes later. ...


Humm thats a good one, but I will try to help you out. First off you say the icemaker is new, so does that mean you bought the icemaker and installed it on the refrigerator. Or is the refrigerator new and it has an icemaker. If you installed the icemaker new on an older refrigerator you can have a few problems. Most likely the freezer is not getting cold enough for the icemaker to cycle on its own. Especially if you are peaking in every few minutes like I would be doing. The icemaker will start a new cycle when the temperatur hits 0 degrees. If the freezer is only getting to 5 degrees the icemaker will not cycle. In that case the problem would be with the refrigerator not the icemaker. If the freezer is getting to 0 degrees then you may want to take that icemaker back and get a replacement. Good luck and I hope I helped. mca0824@aol.com

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Hi dbalaban,
Only a few things that would cause this problem. So lets start with the easy one. It is possible the tech forgot to turn the icemaker on. If the icemaker has a metal arm just push it down to turn it on. Most GE model icemakers have a little toggle switch on the front of them, Just flip that puppy to on and viola.
The second thing would be the refrigerator is not getting cold enough for the icemaker to cycle. The best test for this is a thermometer. To function properly the freezer needs to get to 0 degrees or colder. If you dont have a thermometer then check your ice cream. If it is soft then you have a refrigerator problem and not a icemaker problem.
3rd possibility. This is probably easier than the first. The tech installed the icemaker and forgot to turn the water on.
I hope one of these fixes the problem so you will give me a FIXYA. I am glad to help. mca0824

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