Our fridge has never been very good at making ice. The cubes all froze together and clogged together and would not feed throu the feeder. This went on for some time, maybe 3 months now it does not evey make any ice.
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Re: Not making ice
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND IS THE FRIDGE IS MAKING ICE BUT JUST NOT MAKING VERY OFTEN.THE PROBLEM COULD LIE WITH THE ICE MAKER AS YOU SAY THE ICE IC CLOGGING UP THAT COULD MEAN THAT THE ELEMENT IS NOT SEMI MELTING IT FOR IT TO DROP INTO THE HOPPER.BEST YOU HAVE A TECH SERVICE AND REPAIR THE ICE MAKER.
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Your icemaker is not filling all the way. You're just getting "shells" of ice cubes. It could be a restriction in the line feeding the fridge. It could be a clogged filter. It could also be a valve that's not opening fully. I had an icemaker/water valve where the plungers got "gummy" and kind of stuck to the seats. Replaced and worked great.
Suggestion: Find the fill valve, remove the incoming water line and make sure you're getting a good strong stream of water from the tubing.
Is the icemaker turned on? Did someone bump the on/off lever/switch accidentally?
If not, if you put your fingers in the ice tray, is there water/ice cubes? Unit may be froze up or the waterline may have froze up. Pull your food out and turn off the fridge and let the icemaker and waterline thaw. Speed it up with a hair dryer (caution that you dont melt plastic or wires).
This could be because the ice is clumped in the ice bin. When the automatic defrost cycle
occurs, heat is transferred to the freezer area. This can cause the cubes to melt
slightly and refreeze back together. You can take the bin out and give it a good
shake, or simply discard the cubes and start over with a fresh batch of ice cubes.
By increasing the amount of food in the freezer compartment, you may be able to buffer
the heat that comes from the defrost cycle and avoid clumping issues.
If you have a large ice bin and hardly use any ice, it is possible
that the cubes have gotten stuck together just from the weight of the
cubes on top of others.
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Hello. Check to see if any water is entering the ice cube mold. Most likely it is not and the cause is either a clogged filter, a clogged supply line, a kink in the 1/4 inch line that feeds the fridge, or a frozen valve that would normally open and close to let water into the ice maker. J.
u shd spl ot ur wds fly. Do you mean the water leaks at the bottom of the fridge? If so, you may have a clogged drain hose. Pull out fridge, disconnect power, check & see where drain comes out of fridge, go to front and pour hot water down drain to see if it is frozen. It may be clogged (pea or food). If the drain doesn't work, the fridge will leak. Check the gasket on the fridge door for sealing and make sure it is in good shape.
There can be many reasons for no water supply. Line feeding the refrigerator is clogged or blocked. The water control valve that turns water to ice maker and dispenser is defective or the water filter located inside your refrigerator is in need of change. I will be here to help you go through the steps. Let me know when you are ready, Thanks, Sea Breeze
If your trying to save a service call you have your work cut out for you. The ice maker is a unit that sits by itself attached to the wall or part of the freezer wall.
There are many reasons why you do not get ice and I will list them.
1- Temp of freezer got too cold and has frozen the pipe that feeds the water to fill the icemaker. check to see if the icemaker has any ice in the area that fills and makes the cubes. If the pipe is clogged, very gently put a small tipped screw driver in the fill hose that sites over the ice making row in the ice maker. Be careful you do not push your screwdriver out the back of the refer. Check to see the freezer temp is not too cold and is freezing that pipe. 0-3 degrees F is good.
2.- check to make sure your water feeding the fridge is on. There is an on off valve to allow the water to feed the icemaker when it needs to fill. This could be bad. there are reset proceedures for the fridge, but unplugging the entire frige for 1 minute and plugging it back in you can listen for the the valve to come on and see if it fills the ice maker resevoir.
3. If it fills and freezes the ice resevoir, then the sensor in the ice tray does not sense the frozen ice and will not cycle and kick cubes. At this point, unless you are super tech, you will need to replace the entire icemaker unit.