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bragl01 08-07-2006 10:17 AM

Ice maker stopped working
 
I rarely used ice from the icemaker in my 2-3 year old fridge. I raised the sensing arm to stop the unit from making ice. It ramained this way for about four months.

With summer upon us I lowered the bar to allow the unit to start making ice again. Instead of ice I get a puddle on the floor under the fridge. The ice 'cups' never receive ANY water. The water dispenser in the front of the freezer door still dispenses water with good pressure. There is an external filter that I plan to change anyway (for the water).

I don't think the filter is my ice maker's problem as water is being delivered (it ends up on the floor). During the change from making ice to not making ice, nothing else was done to the fridge other than me raising the sensing arm and then lowering it after a period of months.

Am I a bonehead? Appreciate any help.

jeff1 08-07-2006 02:41 PM

Hi,

It is always a good idea to post the make and model# as well, changes are made constantly and none are the same.

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html
Some model# helps.

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I raised the sensing arm to stop the unit from making ice. It ramained this way for about four months.

With summer upon us I lowered the bar to allow the unit to start making ice again. Instead of ice I get a puddle on the floor under the fridge. The ice 'cups' never receive ANY water.
Fill spout or fill elbow may have frozen shut from sitting so long unused...

http://www.applianceaid.com/images/icemakerparts.JPG

jeff.

bragl01 08-07-2006 02:54 PM

Sorry about that . . . what a rookie move. Frigidaire model FRS24WSGW1. The idea of the frozen tube makes good sense and your diagram closely resembles my units components. I'll try a defrost or maybe a blowdryer on the area of the tube. Thanks!

jeff1 08-07-2006 08:59 PM

The fill spout...

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbimages...0/00209065.jpg

...should pull out from inside the freezer on your model.

The elbow...

http://www.repairclinic.com/dbimages...2/00055748.jpg

...will only come out from the back of the refrigerator.

Quote:

I'll try a defrost or maybe a blowdryer on the area of the tube
A hair dryer works well, be careful of any plastic or foam parts, that they don't melt.

jeff.

carneywatson001 10-30-2015 04:44 AM

If the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12C), the ice maker will not produce ice cubes efficiently. The freezer temperature should be set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -15C) for the ice maker to work properly. If the freezer temperature is too high, ensure that the condenser coils are clear of debris and the condenser fan is working properly. In addition, check to see if frost has accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, part of the defrost system has likely failed.

danpik 10-30-2015 06:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carneywatson001 (Post 2635065)
If the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12C), the ice maker will not produce ice cubes efficiently. The freezer temperature should be set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -15C) for the ice maker to work properly. If the freezer temperature is too high, ensure that the condenser coils are clear of debris and the condenser fan is working properly. In addition, check to see if frost has accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, part of the defrost system has likely failed.

I am going to assume that since the original poster asked this question 9 years ago the problem has either been resolved or the frige has been replaced


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