It can be tough to deal with an ice maker not making ice, especially since there are quite a few issues that could be causing this. Here you can find a few solutions to common issues people face. By reading through these you can more than likely get your ice maker back into working condition.

Realize that if you have a new ice maker, there may be a few problems that can easily be fixed. One common issue people have is that they think it will work right after it is plugged in. This is generally not the case, you have to wait for the temperature to drop and then the cycle of ice making will start. Waiting for about a day is a good idea, and if that doesn't work there may be other issues.

You have to be sure that your freezer is the right temperature when using your ice maker. If it's set to a setting that's a little too warm, then you're going to have to wait longer for the ice to form or it may just fail to form at all. To fix this it's just a matter of setting the freezer to a cooler temperature until you find the right setting.

Sometimes, if you don't have a lot of food or any at all in your freezer, it could make the ice take longer to form. If you are constantly emptying or barely using the freezer then you may want to fill it with ice packs or anything that will fill the area to keep it more cool. Then ice production will be faster and more easy to get started.

Ice makers that don't get used often may be having issues because when the pressure builds up from the cubes and their weight, it can make them fuse together. When they clump up, that blocks them from coming out if the clumps are too large. To stop this you should throw out any clumped up ice and try checking on the bin more often to clear it out.

Always look to see when you're not getting ice if the feeler arm is in the the lower position and isn't being blocked by anything. If you're not using this kind of an ice maker, then see if the paddle is blocked in some way under your ice maker. Each model is a little different usually, so check to see if any part is being blocked.

Some ice makers have a filter that can get loaded with sediment from the water that goes through it and from other sources. Also look to see if you have enough water pressure because if it's not between 40 to 120 psi, you may find that ice cubes aren't formed right if they are formed at all. To check your water pressure you can have the water dispense into a measuring cup for a time of 20 seconds. If the water isn't more than 13.5 ounces, it's probably not producing enough in the way of pressure.


Learning about how an ice maker not making ice can be repaired is always good because you never know when this issue could occur. Frustration can now be avoided because your problem will more than likely be cared for after going through this advice and trying it out!

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