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Ice maker not dumping ice

After having the refridgerator unplugged for a couple hours, the ice maker is not dumping ice. There are ice cubes made, ready to dump. I tried raising and lowering the lever in the ice maker. I also checked the water supply...I am able to fill a glass of water from the water dispensor.

Posted by Rita Kjenaas on

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  • nguyenbn Nov 14, 2007

    The ice maker is not working: No water comes out into the ice maker, the green light is blinking. The water line is fine we can get water from the front. I have remove all ice in the maker and cleaned it out, replaced the filter/rest. Please advice.

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    My daughter's Maytag MSD2454GRW side by side refrigerator freezer stopped making ice, but the water in the door still dispenses water.

    I checked the ice maker and found that there was no water in the tray. I also notcied that there was some cracking of the black plastic around the heating element that causes the ice to release from the tray so that it can be dumped into the storage tray below. In addition, the element was not secured to the bottom of the unit, so I removed the unit so that it could be taken to the dealers for inspection and testing.

    The deaaler sold them a new ice maker kit which included an ice maker, storage tray, hoses, wiring and water valve.

    I installed the replacement unit, but the freezer still did not make ice, because the water did not fill the tray. At that point I decided that the water valve could be damaged, so I pulled thr refigerator out and removed the cover to the compressor and valves for the fill and water dispenser. I tested to see that there was power to the control valve. I got a reading of 120.3 vac.

    The original valve was a double selonid unit with one controling the fill of the ice tray and the other controls the flow of water to the door.

    The replacement valve was a single feed unit, only for the ice maker. I called the dealer and explained what I was seeing. He said the valve was most likely the problem and asked me to return the valve and he sold us a double unit.

    I installed the double with no change to the operation. As I said at the beginning, we are getting water to the door dispenser, but no water flows to the ice tray.

    I removed the fill hose extension at the top of the refigerator which transports water to the tray to be sure that it is not plugged. It is clean.

    The only thing I have not tried is replacing the vertical hose from the fill valve to the large fill extension hose, however, I can see through the tube and it looks clean.

    I am out of ideas and out of ice too!!

  • ikej Dec 23, 2007

    replaced the filter . we get water but no ice . how do i reset the ice maker to make ice?

  • lhgordon Dec 26, 2007

    Ice maker not dumping ice Had the circuit board capacitors changed a few months ago it worked fine until now. Makes Ice, dispenses water, but motor does not turn the ice pusher.

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    Danby ice maker not making ice

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Hi, Ice maker not filling with water, door is dispensing ok but not filling the ice resevoire. Also there was a clicking sound as if gears jumping over each other. If the ice bin is filled with an outside source of ice, it will dispence ice out of door but will not make new ice? The red light just inside of freezer is flashing twice then is off for a second and blinks two times continously.Any help would be greatly appreciated. We changed ALL our appliences to new S/S in 2005 big mistake!!!! already replaced the microwave at a cost to us of $325.00---- switched out to GE so far so good.

    Thanks, R

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    Hi, Ice maker not flling with water, door is despensing ok bit not filling the ice reservore. Also was a clicking sound as if gears jumping over each other. If the ice bin is fillrd with a outside sorce of ice it will dispence ice

    out of door but will not make new ice? The red light just inside of freezer

    is flashing twice then is off for a second and blinks two times continously.Any help would be greatly appreciated. We changed ALL our appliences to new S/S in 2005 big mistake!!!! allready replaced the microwave at a cost to us of $325.00---- switched out to GE so far so good.


  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    My problem is the same as Rita's,. I took same steps as her.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    wont dump ice

  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    ice maker only works 2 times a week

  • dmont12 Jun 06, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I have not been able to solve the issue. Is there an update to this problem? It appears that the grinder/auger motor is not running.

  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    there is no ice making and there is no water, but I get water from the dispenser to drink. what is the problem?

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    I have an ice maker in lower freezer of fridge-sometimes it works-sometimes it does not work--everything looks OK but I don`t know what to do about intermittendent working.

  • k. l Jul 04, 2008

    all of a sudden icemaker stopped making ice; used hair dryer on fill tube due ice like substance inside tube; 12 hrs later we had 6 ice cubes; nothing after that for another 12 hours

    any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2008



    My 1-2 year old Side by Side makes Cubed Ice but stopped generating both cubed and crushed ice imaking Crushed Ice. It has plenty of ice in the Freezer Tray and makes noise when the ice release is pressed but does not generate ice on the outside fridge door

    Please advise ?


  • sharone2506 Aug 09, 2008

    ice is not dumping to container

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  • TurDog Aug 29, 2008

    Our's too dumps one tray of ice after being thawed for a few hours, then drops no more. Ice cubes sitting in the unit so it's not the water line... My husband says "call a repair man!" I'm more of a do-it-yourself-er. Any suggestions?

  • HelpBeckyPlz Sep 07, 2008

    The ice maker makes ice but does not dump them out. If we push the lever down about 5 minutes later it will dump the ice but we have to keep going back in to manually dump the ice. Any ideas?

  • markann Dec 07, 2008

    maytag MFC2061HES will not dump ice.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I cycled ice maker and it went thru cycle and filled with water. Later did not dump ice? help

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    ice maker wont dump ice

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    KitchenAid KFIS20XVBL00 refridgerator water dispenser makes noise. Ice maker also as it fills to make more ice.


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Make sure the freezer is at least 17 degrees or colder (colder is better). If you have a square cover on the end of the ice maker see if you can pull it off and press on the gear face (don't turn just press). That may clean the electrical contact springs and get it working again. Basically if ya got water, 17 degrees or colder you will get ice. Other than that the ice maker motor module is likely bad (broken gear, etc.). Pretty common.

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Had this same issue.. guess what something leaking.. we are checking it out right now... No water going into the flow..let you know what we find!!

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Make sure there's no "alien" object that got clogged onto the ice dispenser itself.

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Mine makes ice and does not dump it... unless the bin is out! I took out the bin to begin trouble shooting and had to stop to answer the phone. While on the phone, I heard the ice drop. Not sure how to fix it yet but it seems like the ice maker is lower than it should be.

Posted on Sep 21, 2007

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SOURCE: fridgidaire refridgerator - adjust water level in ice maker

Hello....remove the from cover on the ice maker, and adjust the water flow screw inside. Turn the screw in the direction of the (-) negative side by half a turn to start. Adjust as needed. I hope this helps. ;)

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Gallery Series Side by Side doesn't crush ice

hi there,

could be that the ice maker arm is getting stuck or may have some frost on it. can you supply the complete model # please?

Posted on Sep 25, 2008


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SOURCE: My ice maker is crushing the ice despite the fact

the bottom of the tray has a rod attached to it that controls a flapper that opens up to allow the ice to pass thru without hitting the cutter or crush blades. this rod goes into a housing at the back of the freezer that has a solenoid switch that activates it to open it up. check to make sure all of these items are free of ice and in their proper position and or not broken. if this all looks good then you may have a bad solenoid switch.

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