How to fix when fridge ice machine is not working

Icemaker is Not Working

How do I fix my refrigerator?

Refrigerator is perhaps the only appliance you need it work constantly. As soon as something goes wrong, you have to react immediately to find the right solution. If your refrigerator doesn’t make ice, we suggest you consider our effective tips and try to fix the problem on your own.
What to check

What to Check

Here are the main parts to be checked.

Water Fill Tubes

The first thing you are to do is to carefully inspect the back of the icemaker and find the fill tube and fill cup. Make sure they are not frozen. Any ice buildups or other obstructions will prevent the water flow to the fill cup. Clean the water fill tubes. In case you haven’t found anything to be fixed or cleaned, examine the water inlet valve.

Water Inlet Valve

Most water inlet valves are equipped with screens to filter dirt and not let it get into the inlet valve. If the screen is clogged, the water won’t run freely. As a result, small ice cubes can be formed there. You are to clean the screen from debris and ice cubes. If it appears there is debris inside the valve, it won’t be able to be shut off completely. Water will drip into the fill tube and freeze up. Clean or replace it.

water inlet valve

Ice & Water Filter

The main function of the ice and water filter is to restrain any debris and toxins from the water. With the lapse of time the inevitable clogging can diminish the water flow to the ice maker, and thus, will cause ice cubes. We recommend replacing the ice&water filter at least once per 6 months and even more frequently considering the local water conditions.

replacing a filter

Ice Maker Assembly & Replacement Ice Maker

The issue can be caused by the ice maker assembly, namely by its one faulty component. Unfortunately, none of its required parts are sold separately, therefore you will have to buy the entire ice maker assembly. Before buying it we recommend inspecting the inlet valve, fan and water line. If nothing is defective, you are to purchase the ice maker assembly.

Icemaker Module

Ice module can also be a reason for the ice maker malfunctioning. Check whether the on/off switch is on. Make sure the bail arm is off. If the ice maker is equipped with ejector blades, there shouldn’t be any ice buildup in the blades.

Icemaker Module

Low Water Pressure from House Supply

If the water pressure has at least 20 psi, the inlet valve will smoothly supply the water to the ice and water dispenser. If the pressure is lower, ice maker won’t function properly. Test the water flow pressure.

Door Switch

The task of the door switch is to turn the ice and water dispenser off, when you open the refrigerator. If the door switch is faulty, the dispenser won’t turn on. Check the continuity of the switch using the multimeter. If there is no continuity, replace the door switch.

Door Switch

Ice Level Control Board

The ice level control board regulates the work of the ice maker. If the control board fails to fulfil its functions, the ice maker won’t produce ice. Verify whether the control board is getting power. If it does, but the ice maker still doesn’t work, replace the control board.

Ice Level Control Board

Water Filter

Check the water filter and make sure it is not clogged. To provide the smooth water flow manufacturers recommend replacing the filter every 6 months.

Water Filter

Icemaker Mold Thermostat

The icemaker can function improperly because of the faulty icemaker mold thermostat. Test it for continuity with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, replace the icemaker mold thermostat.

Icemaker Mold Thermostat

Icemaker Switch

The issue can be hidden in the icemaker switch. It can be either defective or turned by accident off. Verify its continuity with a multimeter. Replace the icemaker switch in case it is not getting power.

Icemaker Switch

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