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ice maker stopped making ice and water is slow

The water dispenser works, but water runs slow. Now the ice maker stopped making ice all together

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Thank you for your help. We decided to change the water inlet valve which increased the water flow to the water dispenser but there was still no water going into the ice maker tray. So we decided to change the ice maker assembly. This did not produce any visible result. There is no clog in the fill tube and the temperature in the freezer is fine. Is the water supposed to go into the ice maker tray immediately after the ice maker assembly is replaced? Or is there a waiting period before we can see the water come in? Is there anythign else that we can check or replace?

Please help. Thank you so much for your repsonse.

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Sounds like the switch.

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What is the switch?

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There is a cycle the ice maker advances through including stabilizing. In researching my G.E. (never again) I read freezer must be at least 15 degrees below zero to operate correctly.

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I just bought my GE fridge just 20 days ago. It's stopped making ice already!

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Freezer Temperature is Above 10 Degrees F (-12C)

If the ice maker is not working check the temperature of the freezer. If the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees F. (-12C) the ice maker will not work properly. It functions best when the freezer temperature is set between 0 and five degrees F. (-18 to -15C). If the freezer temp is too high make sure the condenser coil is clean and the condenser fan is working to cool the condenser and compressor. Check the evaporator coil for frost. If too much frost is built up the air can't circulate thru the coil and you will need to check the defrost components for a failure.

Water Inlet Valve

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water inlet valve might be defective. The water inlet valve is an electro-mechanical valve. The coil can show good for continuity and still not let the water thru.

Ice Maker Assembly

If the ice maker is not working it could be that the ice maker assembly itself is defective. The freezer temp should be between 0-5 degrees for the ice maker to cycle properly. There are several components in the control module of the ice maker that can fail and most are not sold separately. Also, ice makers have a relatively short lifespan and so it might not be worth fixing. If other, simpler parts like the water inlet valve or shut off arm have been ruled out, and the only thing left is the ice maker itself, replace it as a unit.

Other Causes and Conditions

Low Water Pressure from House Supply

If the ice maker is not working the water pressure in the house might be too low. The water inlet valve which supplies water to the ice maker is designed to work with a minimum of 20 psi of water pressure.

Door Switch

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working, the door switch might be defective. When the freezer door is opened the freezer door switch does two things, it turns on the light in the freezer and turns off the ice maker and dispenser. If the door switch fails the dispenser will not turn on. The switch can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter. If it doesn’t have continuity it should be replaced.

Ice Level Control Board

If the ice maker is not working the ice level control board might be defective. This refrigerator is equipped with an infrared light beam to detect the level of ice in the ice bucket. As the level of ice reaches the top, the beam is interrupted and the ice maker shuts off. As ice is used up and the level of ice drops below the beam, the ice maker starts up again. If the ice level control board fails, the ice maker will stop making ice.

Water Filter

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working the water filter might be clogged. Try changing the water filter.

Icemaker Mold Thermostat

If the ice maker is not working the icemaker mold thermostat might be defective. Inside the control module of the ice maker is a thermostat which monitors the temperature of the ice mold (ice tray). Once the mold reaches the proper temperature the ice maker starts a harvest cycle by ejecting the ice cubes and refilling with water. If the mold thermostat is defective the ice maker doesn't advance. The thermostat can be checked for continuity. Replace it as needed.The freezer temp should be between 0-5 degrees for optimum performance.

Icemaker Switch

If the refrigerator ice maker is not working, check the icemaker switch. This switch frequently gets turned off by accident. If the switch is turned on but the ice maker still doesn't work, check the switch for continuity with an Ohm meter. Replace as needed.

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I'm the idiot inserted 15 below zero. We had our refrigerator professionally repaired which was fine except after repair to cooling problem the ice maker quit. The supposed Pro installed one he had on the truck which makes enough ice for about a glass a day. He also seemed to be a replacer of parts with no basic understanding of refrigeration. I'm slowly getting ours figured out. Thanks for the hints.

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It is interesting how no one will touch on the number one reason why Ice makers fail. As a technical advisor for a major corporation, I see 95% of Ice making failure is inadequate door suction(seal) issues. The temperatures become unstable with warm air seeping into fresh food door if not suctioning to front of frig. When temperature sensor senses the warmer air, the controller keeps the compressor running overtime to maintain the 37 degrees in the fresh food. This will cause the freezer temp to fall below zero, which will freezer the tip of the water tube that provides the Icemaker with water. It is a fact that anytime the freezer drops below zero, the defrost cycles can no longer maintain a thawed water tube for the IM. Please keep in mind that the controller's main priority is the fresh food, since a 3 degree increase will cause rapid food spoilage.

The door suction must be maintained. Most technicians as well as "so called experts" are totally unaware that the doors need to be self closing. The doors are big suction cups. A suction cup needs pressure to stick. The doors need their own weight to press them, through use of the earth's gravity. The leveling rollers or legs need to be adjusted to provide a tilt back of the frig to enable the earth's gravity to get ahold of these doors/drawers. Suction will happen while compressor is active, due to air flow; the compressor shuts down and all suction is lost. Just as your dart fell off the mirror when you shot your dart at the mirror as a kid, so does the frig doors from the front of frig. If you tilt the frig back, your doors will be heavy to the front of the frig cabinet and will suction. Temperatures will stabilize in frig and freezer. Within 24 hours, the defrost cycles will thaw the water tube and ice production will start.

Obviously there can be other variables that can contribute to bad suction, such as a damaged door gasket. One should always be looking for the obvious.

Update (08/27/2018)

cont…The water tube is behind the back wall of the frig and it will freeze or slush up if it reaches below 32 degree in back. Meanwhile the freezer has dropped below zero and frozen the tip of the water tube to ice maker. Doors need to suction to front of frig cabinet. Doors are huge suction cups. They need pressure to stick with suction. Without the earth's gravity, they will never stayed sealed. It is the weight of the door which causes the suction cup to stick. The frig needs a tilt back to cause door weight toward frig cabinet and suction. This will give you true 37 degrees in frig and zero in freezer. Within 24 hours the defrost cycles will thaw all water tubes. Ice in 24 hours and free flowing water at dispenser.

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very interesting, this never occurred to me

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question: i bought a replacement for my refrigerator ice maker and the one they sent me has a mold thermostat as part of the wiring harness/adapter (required)for it to work (not an exact replacement). My question is do I have to cut the existing (fixed) thermostat out and splice or can I leave it in line?

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Hi, Our frig stopped making ice. SMEG said that as the frig was quite old it could need a new fan- this was quite a common cause of ice-maker failure. The local service company receptionist immediately stated that a service call out would cost $250.00 for the first half hour and then the additional costs would be for parts plus more labour charges if it took longer than half an hour to fix. Our immediate thought was that a replacement fan would cost probably $200.00 or more plus another $250.00 labour costs - a total of $700.00 +??. Was it worth paying this to repair the frig or should we buy a new one? Searching on the Internet we came across your advice. Tradesman working in the kitchen had moved the frig and it was no longer level. When this matter was taken care of - Voilà the ice maker started working again. Thanks for saving us unnecessary expense as we believe the service people would have charged us for replacing the fan that was quite unnecessary.

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This solved our ice maker problem!!!! Simply adjusted the bolts at the bottom to increase the fridge tilt. Ice made within 1/2 a day! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

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This actually worked. Changed my fridge from level to slightly tilted back and dropped the fridge temp by 2f and the ice maker started working again!

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I have a Maytag refrigerator . It is still working good. Just one thing happens that it does'nt making ice (The water not come in ice tray) . I tried to replace new inlet valve but it does'nt help. I don't know why? Anybody help me please! Thanks.

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please read my comment above concerning ice makers.

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Bypass filters.Bypass filters. BYPASS FILTERS! ! You drink from the tap all the time, you make kool aid. The filter is just a replacement part for the consumer to keep spending money on. It causes more problems than it's worth.

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I don't drink from Tap, you should see my filter when i take it out every 6 months, it is brown, filters do work, as far drinking water i buy the 40 pack of deer park bottled water, Tap water is no good no matter where you live, it may look clear and taste good but trust me you don't see all the micro stuff that filters catch, I wish I could attach a side by side picture I took of a brand new filter, and the one I replace every 6 months, HUUUUGGGGEEE difference,

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I live in Savannah, Ga. and I beg to differ. I ran your experiment also with excellent results. I still have a filter in the line but installed it for other reasons having to do with old piping etc.

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Jajajaja I used to live in Hilton head island SC for 25 years never spent a penny on bottle-water just a waste of money -by the way I used to drink about 3 gallons of water a day and I am still here and healthy.

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I have a frigidaire side by side it wasn't making ice but water was dispensing. I replaced the water inlet valve now when the ice maker cycles water comes out of the dispenser any idea why?

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If the filter needs change could that cause the ice maker to stop making ice?

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Yes! Just happened to us. Replaced filter and icemaker works fine.

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I am wondering if this is the same problem that I have. I have just changed the filter and waiting to see if this fixes it.

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I couldn't afford filter at last interval so I reset filter life (like September of 2016). Ice maker worked as usual. Left for ten days between 12/22-1/1, there was enough ice. Noticed yester ice seemed a bit slushy, today ice box is empty. Replaced filter about 3 hours ago and flushed lines, it's still not making ice. Ideas?

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Temps must be set for 37 degrees in frig, zero in freezer. Below zero will freeze water tube to ice maker at the tip. You are only getting a couple of trays of ice per day because the defrost cycle thaws the water tube so you get one batch, then it refreezes. Your defrost cycles run about every 12 hours. Make sure the doors are self closing. If not, tilt frig back using leveling rollers or legs in bottom front of frig.

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Our refrigerator has no filter so we had someone add an outside filter and now there is no water flow from the filter to the refrigerator....do we need to replace the valve???

I can’t afford to replace one thing and it be another.

The reason in the first place to add a filter was because the ice tasted gross.

PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Mine is very slow to make ice... 32 cubes in past 18 hours! (it dumped about 5 PM yesterday and now it is 11:30 AM with 32 cubes in the bin)

It was put into service April 2016 and never been a great ice maker. It sounds like the water supply is fine, when it dumps there is the sound of a noticeable flow of water. I've noticed a sort of "popping noise", very much like something is slipping over cogs, a few minutes before it dumps the load of cubes.

The thermostat is set at the lowest (coldest) setting and the door seals are fine.

Any ideas or is it just slow?

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Your setting is too cold. Temps must be set for 37 degrees in frig, zero in freezer. Below zero will freeze water tube to ice maker at the tip. You are only getting a couple of trays of ice per day because the defrost cycle thaws the water tube so you get one batch, then it refreezes. Your defrost cycles run about every 12 hours. Make sure the doors are self closing. If not, tilt frig back using leveling rollers or legs in bottom front of frig.

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I Had the same problem with water pouring out of ice maker tube when pressing water dispenser. tech couldn't figure it out. After couple months I realize the solenoids were switched. On my old water inlet valve, the solenoid that connects to the 1/4 tubing has the bigger plug connections and the 3/8 tubing has the smaller plug. On the new water inlet valve solenoid/plug connection are switched. I rewire the plug connections which also may work in your case. The problem I still have is plenty of water coming out of water dispenser now but low amount of water from ice maker. This was why I purchased the inlet valve in first place. good luck

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If you still have water coming out of ice maker water tube when you press for water for dispenser, your problem is in the electronic control or dispenser switch.

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Frigidaire Freezer not making ICE! Replace the Ice Maker! FIXED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0kh3RVc...

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Ice maker was replaced replaced inlet valve now when the ice maker cycles water comes out of the dispenser on the door and I hooked the valve up the same way the other one was.p

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I had the water turned off to my refrigerator for 3 years or more. Son repaired water leaking on the floor and put in a new filter. Everything is working again making ice and dispersing water again. My question is after emptying the ice maker of cubes about 4 trays and empty the water for about 3 gallons is it safe to drink and use the ice again?

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Mine is not making very much ice within a day. I turn on max ice and it works. When it goes back off in 24 hours no more ice. Is it a board?

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ge leaks water under water inlet valve

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"Max Ice" should only be used for a short term speed up of ice production. It reduces the temperature in freezer below zero and ice freezes quicker. Great to use during a party, but withe the drop below zero, the water tube feeding the ice maker water will freeze up and no more ice production until it thaws on your next defrost cycle. If you are only getting a few trays of ice per day, the ice is being made after each defrost cycle, when the tip of the water feed tube thaws. Your temperatures are running below zero in freezer to cause this. Please set your temperatures to factory settings of 37 degrees in frig and 0 degrees in freezer. If they are already set there, then you have a bad door seal on the fresh food side causing the sensor to pick up warmer air and working the compressor longer, which brings the temperatures below zero in the freezer. First check the condition of the door seals. If they seem fine, then tilt back the frig with the adjustable legs or rollers down below to give the doors gravity.

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Have a question my water dispenser is dispensing water all by itself. I just had a ice maker replaced. It seems that the water going to the ice maker is going to the dispenser! What could cause this to happen?

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water lines are mis-installed.

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Band New Frigidaire Model: Gallery

Everything is working the way it should be, EXCEPT THE ICE MAKER. It creates 5 to 8 pieces of ice and that’s it. I’ve been giving time, but in a month, I can count the pieces of ice. Any recommendation will be greatly accepted.

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Not level, door seal leak, not cold enough, change filter.

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I had this problem suddenly occur in my refrigerator. Nothing seemed to have changed. Water pressure seemed ok given that the water dispenser had no noticeable change in flow. Temperature was maintained at 0 deg F in the freezer.

Solution: what ended up doing the trick was to remove the water filter, wipe off the connections and wipe the canister and reinsert the filter. Afterwards, something seemed to have gotten it back working. Ice started making again and the hopper is now full.

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Fridge should have come w a filter bypass. Does not clog. Keep a spare filter handy to troubleshoot low pressure, faulty filter problems when they arise.

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The water control valve must switch from water dispensing to ice making. It cannot switch if there is not enough water pressure. This could be because the water filter has gotten clogged from regular use causing low water pressure. Refrigerators come with a bypass filter. Use it to swap out your old filter. The icemaker should work now. The bypass filter has no filter media in it. It will never clog. Or, buy a new filter if you prefer. Shop online for a generic filter. Target has a good price for 3.

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