My ice makr stop working for awhile now...there is no water entering to the trays. there is water to the water side and but not the the ice maker. where should i start to find the problem......Im a mechanic and is good with tool and troubleshoot things...but never done ice maker...hehehehe. Just wold like to know where to start or maybe just something simple.
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Re: Ice makr stop working....
Most likely you have a bad water valve. It is a duel coil valve. one side is for the ice maker and the other side for the water dispenser. If the dispenser is working then the IM side of valve could be bad. the unit comes as a complete package. Also you need to check where the water enters the freezzer to fill the ice maker as that may have frozen up. To check the ice maker, if it is a modular style, remove the front cover. Does it have a brown body with a white drive gear? Then you can jump the holes that have "T" and "H" and see if the unit cycles. You can jump H to V ans see if you have water. No water with H-V then valve could be bad
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I have a similar model LG side by side and the ice maker is the my least favorite part. The ice tray does not return to level so when the water comes on it (sometimes) flows over the tray and freezes up under the tray. After awhile this will keep the tray from drumping out ice and I have to chip it loose.
locate the water fill valve,wiggle the connections to it as to clean these connections,then manually fill the ice maker with approximately 4 oz. of water,sometimes this will kick start the ice maker and it may take over from there
I just slide the ice tray to the left and down till it unhooks from the right hand side. Then unhook the wires from under the tray. To replace just repeat in reverse order. I have to take our ice tray out ever so often to clean it since we have well water.
There is a little square button up under the left hand side in the back. If you press that with a screwdriver or butter knife it will reset the ice tray and it return it to fill with water.
you need to troubleshoot the problem, if the wire arm that tells the ice maker to stop making ice when full is in the upright position the ice maker will not make ice. the problem has to be either the switch on this arm malfunction. but probably in MOST cases it is your electronic water valve which has gone out. this is located on the water supply line on the back of the fridge at the bottom probably behind some cardboard or plastic. it is the same kind of water valve as a dishwasher uses, if it malfunctions it will not deliver water to your tray, manually fill the tray and put the arm down, if the maker dispenses the ice out of the tray, chances are your electronic valve is broken.
I just had the same problem. I found a small amount of ice formed under the water inlet point in the ice maker tray. This ice prevented the rotation of the "ice cube ejection fingers" so it couldn't cycle and re-fill. I used a hair dryer to melt this ice and the fingers immediately began rotating. Once they cycled, the tray filled with water as it should. All seems well now.
I have this model and it has stopped making ice for two different reasons. These solutions may not fix your particular problem, but they worked for me.
Problem #1: the water inlet to the ice tray is frozen shut. Solution #1: Raise the door that hides the ice tray. The water inlet is the black rubber nozzle on the right-hand side that points down into the ice maker. Squeeze the rubber nozzle between your fingers to break up any ice that may have formed inside the nozzle. This will clear the water path into the ice maker. Lower the ice tray door.
Problem #2: an ice cube is stuck in the ice tray. Solution #2: Raise the door that hides the ice tray. Look for any pieces of ice that were not completely ejected from the ice tray - they are usually partially ejected and are very easy to see. Carefully (but it may require a good deal of force) remove ice cube from tray. Lower the ice tray door.
there is a micro switch in the ice maker motor module that shuts power off to the ice-maker water valve when the ice maker is full but i rarely see them go bad this is the easy way to deal with it pull the unit out unplug both the valves and turn the water on a sec if its running in the ice maker with the valves are unplugged then replace the valves if its not replace the ice-maker motor module