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Old 03-24-06, 09:58 PM
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Ice-maker not making ice...

Hi, so I have this side-by-side, and the water comes out fine, but when you try to get ice, nothing happens. No noise, no movement, nothing.

Additionally, no ice is being made. Not sure why, because it was being made no less than 5 days ago. I took out the filter (for about 4 days), put a new one in today, but still no ice.

Any helpful ideas?
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There's a metal arm thing usually. If it's down, it will make ice. If you left it up - it means don't make ice. Perhaps that's the issue?
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I have no idea what the problem is, but if you find out, let me know.
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Yeah, there's a sensor of some sort...an arm or an electric eye. Consult your owner's manual.
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Don't have an owner's manual, it came with the house.

The arm is down...

But, down or up, shouldn't the motor be churning when I depress the button for ice?
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Yep. Time to call the repairman or live without an ice dispenser.
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Well, that's like living without alcohol, and one shouldn't do that.
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Sorry for your loss.




Bushy-are you reading this thread?



Can't really help you with that but when we did a rehab of our kitchen and bought one of those sleek built-in size refrigerators the store couldn't believe we didn't want the ice maker.

My memory of ice makers is that my parents would get a new fridge, the ice maker would work for a year, and then we were making our own cubes.

Then I visited Mrs. Pusser's parents and noticed their ice maker was also broken.

It's not that difficult to make the stuff and there's more space in the freezer without the thing. Plus cheaper without the option and future repair bills. That is all.


This thread has inspired me to start yet another important, ground breaking thread:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=460124

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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Yep. Time to call the repairman or live without an ice dispenser.
Or try to fix it yourself. These things aren't complicated. Work your way through the system to try to figure out what is wrong. My guess is that your motor in your ice maker is kaput, buy a new icemaker and dump it in the fridge.
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
Or try to fix it yourself. These things aren't complicated. Work your way through the system to try to figure out what is wrong. My guess is that your motor in your ice maker is kaput, buy a new icemaker and dump it in the fridge.
Yup I did this a few years back. I had an old frig that the ice maker went out. The guy wanted $350 to come out and replace it. I did some checking on line and found a 3rd party ice maker that would fit my fig for less then $70 and spent about 2 hours doing it myself.
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Buford, never claimed this was "important" and "ground-breaking," but thanks for the input. I have lived with ice-makers for 10 years or so, never having a problem of any sort until this "new" one. To each his own.

P.S. It now makes ice, but the motor seems to be out. I'll be fixing it shortly.

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