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AMANA FRIDGE SCD23VBW, NEW ICE MAKER WON'T CYCLE

New Ice maker.
Will not cycle.
Freezer side down to 25 degrees.

Old ice maker tray coating falling off aluminum cast tray and stopped working so I replaced the unit.
I waited for the ice maker to start to cycle but nothing happened
I manually advanced the ice maker internally and it compleated one cycle but no more.
There must be a timer cycling circuit that tells the maker to cycle again.
Sincerely
Robert

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  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    My Amana SBDE 520s won't make ice however the iced water part is fine. It must be in the cycling arm i think.

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Repairs should be performed by an authorized repair technician. D7824706Q complete ice maker should never be advanced manually. the ice maker arm should be in the down position in order to advance. once the inner thermal switch has been satisfied the ice maker motor should advance. the ice maker is damaged and will need to be replaced by the proper ice maker.

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The filter should be before the fridge and should not affect it it sounds like the water valve from the fridge is defective .Other possibility is the icemaker head is defective and needs changing.

Posted on Mar 10, 2008

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Humm thats a good one, but I will try to help you out. First off you say the icemaker is new, so does that mean you bought the icemaker and installed it on the refrigerator. Or is the refrigerator new and it has an icemaker. If you installed the icemaker new on an older refrigerator you can have a few problems. Most likely the freezer is not getting cold enough for the icemaker to cycle on its own. Especially if you are peaking in every few minutes like I would be doing. The icemaker will start a new cycle when the temperatur hits 0 degrees. If the freezer is only getting to 5 degrees the icemaker will not cycle. In that case the problem would be with the refrigerator not the icemaker. If the freezer is getting to 0 degrees then you may want to take that icemaker back and get a replacement. Good luck and I hope I helped. [email protected]

Posted on May 02, 2008

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you have a problem in the module of the ice maker if it is new take it back for a new one

Posted on May 02, 2008

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If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:

  • It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:

    • If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.

    • If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.

    In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.

  • The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.

  • The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice Maker stopped working -- new fridge 3 months old.

Good day,
Icing could be one problem. The first thing to test is the water supply to the machine. Shut the house off at the meter. Remove the line from the water valve at the machine. Insert the line into a bucket while someone else turns on the water at the meter for a 15 second count. It should come out forcefully, not weak or just dribbling.
If it's bad, then the line and the fittings where it connects to the house supply should be inspected, and cleaned or replaced as needed.
If it is O.K. and the machine is under one year of age, it is under warranty and you should call your selling dealer for a free service call.

Posted on Jun 30, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks! Will try that out. I also grabbed some insight from other solutions posted for others, will try pouring some water into the ice maker and see if it processes that. That will tell me for sure if it is the entire maker or just the water supply that may be bad. "

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