My icemaker stopped working last week and when I first checked out the problem, the ejector arm was frozen to a small piece of ice in the tray slot next to the motor assembly. I removed the icemaker, thawed the ice to free the ejector arm and re-installed the system with the hopes that it was just a fluke. The following day the same thing happened, but the cubes were full size. I thought it was a timing issue but I could find any info on the topic so I repeated the steps in hopes that it would eventually be successful. After 4 tries, I read ?catriver?s? solution on how to test the motor. The jumper wire test was successful, but there was some noise from the motor from 4 o?clock to 7 o?clock (bad jumper?). Also, the motor stalled at 11 o?clock (bad jumper?). I reinstalled the icemaker at the 11 o?clock position and at the 12 o?clock position the water filled the tray. The ejector arm stopped at the 2 o?clock position. I thought we were in business, but the next morning the ejector arm was frozen in the cubes. I gave it one more shot before I left for work and I?ll see if it works this evening.
What does the small, white adjustment screw control?
The refrigerator is functioning normally and maintaining temperature so it seems to be icemaker?.any thoughts??
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Re: Frozen ejector arm
Sounds more like the heater in the ice maker is bad. The cycles of the ice maker are:
1. water comes in to fill ice maker.
2. water freezes in ice maker making.
3. heater comes on to help ice release.
4. motor comes on to eject the ice and start all over again.
if the heater doesn't come on the ice will not eject. replacing the icemaker is typically what needs to be done in this case.
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if this box is a 2001 or newer it has a filter in water line. if this is it take filter and bypass that whole filter. also these boxs have main control located back of box and all fuctions go thru this board. If older than 2001 check icemaker were plugs in. You can force ejectors to make the ice maker run. cycle icemaker check for power at water valve. The ice maker valve is the small line
first checkthe inlet solinoid valve if has a continuity or when u energized valve it activate or produce magnet that open the valve and water enter may this solinoid is stuck up try to dismantle. or check or clean the water level sensor using sand paper or rating 1000
the icemaker arm on the L g are diferent dont try to pull up not a shut off arm this has a switch under side of ice maker if u kift up on the arm on this icemaker yo uwill need to buy a new icemaker and they arent cheap check for an ice jam between auger in icemaker if you havent pulled up on arm ive also seen the water fill tube to icemaker frozen
if ice bucket is mounted in the door,the fill tube in ceiling of freezer may be frozen.this happens due to low water pressure coming to unit.if bucket is mounted inside freezer and not in the door, check fill tube coming to rear of icemaker for clog if frozen- tube can be removed and pulled out from back of appliance. the arms that eject cubes from the ice maker mould should be @ the 10:00 position or 2:00( depends on how you are viewing) if the ejector blades are not in either position they should be in motion,no in between.if not moving,there is a piece of ice hindering the ejectors/tricking the i/m into thinking the bucket is already full
Most likely the ice fill tube has frozen up and will not allow the water to fill the ice maker. You will need to remove the icemaker (three small screws) and take a hair dryer and thaw out the fill tube. You can use a bent up coat hanger to reach in and remove some of the ice that is formed up in the tube as you thaw out the ice. Also check the Icemaker's actuator arm. This sometimes is hung up by a small piece of ice that hasn't dropped causing the Icemaker to shut off. (This is the first thing to check )
There is ice blocking the assy. You need to get in there and clean it out. You WILL find a piece of ice that is blocking the assembly from turning. Happens more often than you think. Be careful when you get the piece out the blades will revolve forcefully once unhindered.
That on/off arm...you should be able to move it and it will likely make a small click when the switch goes on or off. That arm controls the ice making. There is also a float, is it working freely? It has a switch too. Ultimately, the water is controlled by a solenoid valve. It may be defective. Many of these units are removable to test the switches with a multimeter. Turn off the water and remove to test. Some parts are available...some parts are by the unit only.