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My Icemaker’s Not Making Ice

When your ice maker disappoints you with a lack of ice, the issue may be as simple as switching the control arm from ‘Off’ to ‘On.’ Although, if there’s a clog in the water line, there are a couple more steps to fix it yourself.

My Icemaker’s Not Making Ice

There is a certain degree of bliss that comes from having at-home, on demand, fresh ice for your beverage of choice. If your icemaker stopped working, you’ll want to get your system fixed ASAP to keep that drink refreshed!

Why Is My Icemaker Not Working?

First things first — let’s see what’s freezing things up. There are a few potential reasons why your icemaker won’t make ice: the motor’s gone bad; there’s too much or too little ice in the mold; the supply line is clogged; the control arm is set to the wrong position; or a couple of other reasons.

No matter what the case may be, you’d better get on repairing it before your beverage goes lukewarm!

Potential issues

  • icemaker won't make ice

The ice mold is a tray that holds and shapes the water into the ice blocks and drops it into the bin when ready. The proper amount of water is needed in order for it to function as it should.

  • icemaker won't make ice

The icemaker supply line is the hose that starts at the water shut off valve behind the fridge and supplies the water to the icemaker. It can sometimes get sediment build up due to age and cause a clog.

  • icemaker won't make ice

An icemaker produces ice and stores blocks in a bin, to be readily available. It must have electrical power in order for it to function. The wire harnesses may come undone at times and also the motors may go bad. If you encounter ice that is being made but not coming down into the storage bin, there may be an electrical issue such as the motor being burned out.

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