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Icemaker want stop making ice

My icemaker will not stop making ice. I turn off the ice maker control and it still makes ice.Help!!

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  • afterhours Oct 25, 2007

    Thanks for your post.  How do I determine which board has failed, or would it be better to just replace both.

  • afterhours Oct 30, 2007

    Boards should arrive today. Will keep you posted. Thanks tremendously.  Did find a troubleshoot guide for it and I found that the lamp from the boards were not operating at all.



  • afterhours Nov 02, 2007

    I replaced the boards now, the icemaker will not operate at all, makes no ice, I see the optics on, but no ice.


  • afterhours Nov 02, 2007

    After replacing the boards, now the icemaker makes no Ice. I see the optics on, but no ice.\


  • afterhours Nov 04, 2007


    Installed the jumper and the icemaker did not work. Pulled the icemaker and jumpered T and H and the icemaker did not work. Removed the icemaker, cleared all the all ice in the IM and warmed in too room temp and reinstalled. IM made one cycle of ice and did not make anymore. Is it now necessary to buy a new IM? \



  • afterhours Nov 05, 2007

    The clip is not broken.


  • afterhours Nov 07, 2007

    Thanks for all your help Mike. I went ahead and replaced the IM, wife was wanting ice! Everything seems to be ok finally.


  • Anonymous Jun 11, 2008

    the modular icemaker is stoped.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Very loud icemaker

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    ice maker

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    need to find out how to take out the icemaker

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    not making ice

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    ice maker does not make ice



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The quick answer is to turn the water off to the refrigerator so it quits making until you get it fixed.
If your fridge has the control boards in each side of the freezer cabinet that controls the icemaker, then you have a failed board.
If you have a standard icemaker with the metal shutoff arm then you have a failed motor module in the icemaker.
You can remove the icemaker and unplug the wiring connector from it so you can leave the water on to the dispenser.
Post back if you need instructions on reparing it.

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2007

    They come as a set. Part number is 4389102.

    The one on the right is the one that puts power to the icemaker when it is time to dump the ice.


  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2007

    Just wanting to follow up on your icemaker problem and see if you got it fixed.


  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    That's interesting. The icemaker wouldn't quit making, now it won't make at all.

    Let's start with the easy stuff first. I suggested that you turn the water off or unplug the icemaker. If you did one of these make sure you have water on and icemaker plugged back in.

    If this is ok, you will want to double check the connections at the boards and make sure they are plugged in correctly. I assume the control slide is moved to the on position also.

    If all of this is correct, you can bypass the board and check the rest of the system.

    Remove the board on the right side.

    You will see two wires in the connector that are black. One is solid black and the other is black with a white stripe.

    Use a small wire to cross these two wires together. You can use a straightened paper clip that is taped up well.

    WARNING There is 120 volts on this wire.

    This will bypass the boards and put the icemaker into a cycle.

    If the icemaker goes through the cycle properly, there is a problem with the new boards. If it doesn't cycle, post back and we will check the icemaker.


  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007


    Have you been able to find the problem as I described?

    Post back and let me know what you found.


  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2007

    Look at the center of the gear on the icemaker. If the gear has red lettering on it see if the small plastic clip that holds the gear in place is broken. You should not be able to wiggle the gear on the shaft. If so you will need to replace the motor module on the icemaker. This is very common, but it is odd that it would quit making now when it was making too much before.

    Let me know what you find.


  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    Now you are at the point where you will need to do some checks with a volt meter. If the icemaker won't cycle with the board bypassed and T and H jumpered at the same time, then the motor module is burned out or the thermal fuse in the icemaker harness has opened. This is a very odd problem.

    The only time I ever see multiple failures in one of these is when the water valve shorts out. This will kill the module switches and the boards. But yours was making ice ok until you changed boards. Very strange.

    With the board bypassed you should have 120v between L and N on the module. If you have that the thermal fuse is ok.

    If the temprature of the icemaker is below 11 degrees F the points between T and H should be closed. If not then the Bimetal needs replacing. This is what you bypass when you put a jumper there.

    You can bypass the boards and jump between L and V and make sure the water valve opens.

    Post back and let me know what you find out.




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