Any suggestions, Hi Ryan, the water inlet valve has 2 lines. It may also be good to give it a good cleaning, as well as descale the unit. 0 Likes Reply. Note: The ice bin must be installed on the door to activate the left side flap, ice should not be over the top notches of the bin. The problem is all of the ice will not dump out of tray. Hi Eugene. Ice machines require between 3-5 gallons of water per minute to make a full batch of ice. Conversely, if the water line is frozen, will the reset button not turn the arm? We have the LFCS27596S. Hello, I'm working on my friends ice maker issue. One in the door, the second one behind the fridge, Hi Eugene, thank you for your response. A majority of ice machines use heat to get the cubes to drop from the trays into the receptacle. Thanks. Well, the problem is not solved. Terms — They only answer seems to be to open the door to stop the dispensing action, and wiggle the on/off paddle. Any suggestions? I’m out of things to do. So, If it not visible then something jammed inside the gearbox which turning ice tray, I have the same wood pecker sound and the plastic tray turning acts like it is about to snap because of all of the pressure, hello I have lsc22991st model and my ice maker is not working i dont have water inside the ice maker and no noise from the back the fridge. The fridge sounds like its working but is not cooling. The freeze is cold enough, just won’t dump ice and cycle. I shake the left door and water will then trickle out. Reset button does not turn arm. Hi Robert. Everything in its place and nothing been misplaced? Is there a way to stop this from happening? Thanks, Adam, Quick update. How do you unclog the water fill tube? Check to see if the ice maker’s water feed line is plugged with ice. Inlet valve shouldn’t let the water flow, when its not energized. Water dispenser working? It seems like you are the ice maker king – hope you can help with this one. Put it back in and worked great for a couple months again. The MO will be that in a few days it will probably stop making ice again. What am I missing? Any ideas? We have been unable to get an LG service person to our area. I have pressed the reset button and turn off / on the fridge several times. Had to replace something called the Assembly Bracket Motor (larger fan unit right next to the Evaporator Fan) – another weeks long wait… Ice started immediately and no leaking/freezing since removing the calcium build-up on the ice maker’s intake valve! Hi, model LMXC23796, ice maker dumps cubes. If there will be still ice, then the problem with condensation. What possibly could be my problem. a little update: The ice did come out but put only 4 or 5 pieces in the last 24 hours. Other options New and used from $50.33. doesn’t matter ice Plus feature is ON or OFF. Check the feeler arm or paddle to make sure it can move freely. Check insulation on the water tube or line. Please help. Eugene please help. Many thanks for advice! Is it some kind of sensor. It will spin for 15 minutes or so. New water fill valve in the back.New water fill valve in the door. For the first 2 hours, the refrigerator has been plugged in, the ice maker test can only be run once. Ice began filling the drawer again and all is well. Should I replace ice maker or board first? My LG refrigerator ice maker makes ice but the ice clumps together on the right hand side of bin and we can’t remove bin when it does this. Help me please! In addition, no water water dispenses. how do you know that? It is set for 0 F. New problem it was working fine for the last 3 years? Make sure the control board will fit with your model of the fridge !!! Sometimes it’s stops after that, sometimes it take three or four wiggles before it stops dispensing ice. While I had the line removed, I ran the test cycle on the ice maker to see if the inlet valve would release water when the ice maker called for it to refill. Make very sure it is not a recycled one and that you can return it. Wait 3 days for full ice production. Water flows in for about 8 seconds or so. It makes the noise it always has made when pumping the water up to the ice tray. I have an LMXS30776S/00. The fans that push the cold air into the ice bin, freeze up and it will not freeze the ice. Water not reaching the ice cube tray could indicate a problem with the water inlet valve, but not always. The water dispenser works. In order to check if this fan is working, you need to apply a magnet to simulate a closed door ( see top side of the door where the magnet is located). When I jump those two wires, everything works as it is supposed to. The ice maker tray does not fill with water. 5. How do you know, that it overfill the ice tray? If you would post that would help me immensely. If you will hear a humming sound coming from the valve and at the same time ice maker will not fill up, then valve partially or completely clogged. It’s been almost 2 months since I last reached out. Thanks John. after replaced the ice maker fan. I also lowered the fridge temp by a degree too to see if that would help. In most cases, the inlet valve requires a certain amount of pressure to function properly; when the pressure is too low, the valve may not register when it should turn off. LG fridge might come with 2 inlet valves, one on the back of the fridge, another one inside the left door. For those who didn’t know that, it seems like the right side of the ice tray been jammed. Any ideas. Thanks for the tip about the water-line freezing up. From the diagram, it looks like the inlet valve behind the fridge is 619A and the one in the door is 619B. Changed Both filters (water & air). It’s making ice but not releasing. If so, the ice maker reverts to a timed fill. When it shows FULL with empty ice bin, something wrong with these sensors. Currenly i removed the ice maker assembly put some warm water over the cube former and dislodge the stuck cubes (every cube in the cube former). Seems the freezer door was ajar all night and most of the items in the freezer got soft. $55.99 $ 55. Really need your assistance. Thank you for your service! Hello, My whirlpool refrigerator (model: WRX735SDBM00) is not making ice. The ice maker and everything inside the door started to freeze up after someone turned up the water pressure on the water in line. I have run the test, and the ice maker completes the self test. In this situation, i would check the inlet valve if its getting power once you reset ice maker. I unplugged the ice maker for a minute and hours later had ice. check what is the actual temp in the freezer, if its high then, lets say -12 Celcius than ice maker will not work. It seems it is a very short cycle when I hear the water fill go into the tray. Any ideas? 0 Likes Reply. (see link in the post). I have a LG LFX28968, The ice maker makes I ice just fine. Hello, this is what you can do. To be honest, sometimes even we as a technicians don’t know how to fix this or that (especially if its related with control boards). If its freezes up in the filler tube, that means some amount of water left in the tube during fill or water slowly sipping , due to not fully closed inlet valve. They have fixed it at their cost every time. Hi. Hi, would like a link to the micro switch replacement as I seem to have the same issue. New filter. Clean ice maker bottom compartment from the ice and turn water tap OFF for 3-4 days or more(usually behind the fridge) to see if any ice occur in there. Hi Gary, as long as we don’t know which one goes to the ice maker, the easiest way to check if inlet valve on the back “belongs” to the ice maker, is to use multimeter and to see that this valve is NOT getting power when you press water dispenser lever. In this case, pull the ice maker out and clean inner side of the tray from the calcium build up. Hi there, check ice dispenser flapper, to make sure it properly closed and sealed. With a new filter, water will flow more freely and when it reached ice maker it may create a splash. Some LG fridges have a separate inlet valve for the ice maker in the left door. The side with the InstaView does not. If the water hose is kinked, it will restrict water flow to the inlet valve. Tried ice plus feature NOPE, reset times NOPE, jacked with the freezer temp. It depends if the water line is frozen or not. I tried a magnet on the left side door and it works. Do you think moisture is still getting in and freezing or is the control module failing? Thank you. If I press and hold the reset button the ice will dump into the tray and refill with water but then won’t dump the ice on its own. I’m left with either icemaker itself or control board?? If FULL is shown on the display after the procedure above, Ice-detecting sensor is abnormal. Kenmore elite/ LG purchased in early 2013. Any less, and you’ll end up with small ice cubes or an ice maker that’s stopped working altogether. Sometimes the tray fills with water, sometimes not. Hello, the ice maker fan ADJ72911303 located in the freezer compartment, behind the panel. Thank you, Some of the causes: Weak water pressure, Partially clogged inlet valve (there are 2 of them, one for the water dispenser and second one for the ice maker), My LG ice maker bowl filled with water and not freeze. Is there a timer or something? Because ice maker depends on the freezer temperature. if its high then it should, the ice maker will not make ice. When the test button is manually pressed it releases ice cubes into the tray. One for water dispenser and second for ice maker. What should I check next to diagnose why its not cooling ? I can’t figure out where/how to order it. Used hair dryer to thaw ice maker and recycle power – no change. Thanks in advance for the assist. The water than collects and freezes, clogging up the chute. Hi Eugene, Thanks for being so generous and helping people diagnose their ice makers! I have used a hair dryer to thaw out, and after that, the ice maker works for at most 2 trays. Hello, seems like something wrong with a filler arm. Similar problem here. Check that fan if its working. Gene, I bought a new bottom ice maker replacement installed it powered it up it ran Thur a dump cycle returned to fill position indicator arm lock itself to the full position won’t reset. This is the optic sensor. 5 Reasons Why Your Samsung Washer Not Spinning. 4. Thanks. Please check lfxc22526s00, Hi there I have an LG model LFX21976ST French door frig. What is the temp in the fridge? i have read in other trouble shooting areas that the ice maker air fan will get effected by the condensation and possibly freeze up. Hi Glenn, thank you for your kind words. Usually, in the freezer, there is an ice maker fan which blows cold air into the ice maker compartment. Not sure what to look at moving forward, and stumbled onto your site. What do you think? Do you have or know of any videos or other information on how to get to and replace the inlet valve in the door? From what I’ve found it sounds like a switch but no idea how to fix it. Should I try to replace it again. If you hear humming sound coming from the back of the fridge when ice maker should filling up with water and nothing happening, then most likely the inlet valve is clogged. Remove an ice maker and see what the problem why its stuck. Hi there; We have a 2year old LG. It works in terms of making ice but it seems like water is overflowing as it constantly freezes up outside of the tray and gets jammed. How do I check if the fan is working? Would this issue cause some other issues to the refrigerator if I don’t resolve this issue. About 3 months ago my ice maker quit making ice. Thanks for the tips to troubleshoot. This is a Test Button. The auger works fine when pressing the ice dispenser on the front. Because the ice may not be completely frozen yet, when the harvest fingers try to harvest the ice cubes, the fingers bring up icy water that attaches to the stripper. We used to have a full bin all the time, but now it’s always empty because we use it. it can be related with a compressor or sealed system. Recently had compressor replaced on this 2 year old LG (under warranty no less) as it stopped but recalled having this same issue with the dispenser before that. Hi Kathy, on this picture under the ice maker, there is square plastic blocks on the left and right side. Buy fridge thermometer in HomeDepot and measure what is the actual temp in the freezer. LMXS30776S/00 Fridge. I have an LG LFXC24726S refrigerator and in the span of 24 hours, the ice maker stopped making ice, the fridge wasn’t cooling and the freezer wasn’t freezing food. Any suggestions? Is there are anything you can think of Eugene? I have the type pictured in your 1st set of pictures. Now the silicone gasket that feeds cold air to the ice maker used to have ice buildup around it, but that is not happening anymore. Icemaker COMPLETELY RELIES on the freezer temperature. Hi Michael, i am preparing some updates to the post regarding optical sensor and how to check them. In order to reset ice maker, unplug your refrigerator or turn breaker OFF for at least 30 sec. It does not fill with water. Hi Eugene, I have a 10 year old LG refrigerator and the ice maker is stuck in the upside down position. Your LG refrigerator ice maker was working, but now is not making ice? All doors closing fine. It should be set in the middle and it has to move up and down, and then set in the middle. If the ice maker’s water supply is not connected to water supply line, turn the ice maker off. I have the LG inverter linear french door fridge/freezer. Try to reset ice maker again, come around the fridge and listen for humming sound from the valve. Your fridge have 2 inlet valves. You just need slide filter into the housing, PUSH and TWIST to lock it. It appears the ice maker is dumping the ice before the inside of the cubes are frozen, the water drains into the bin and I get a large solid cube and no ice cubes. 2. This will likely resolve the issue. My Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator stopped making ice. View Top Causes Video. Reply. Cleaned sensors on ice maker. I’ve read most of the issues you’ve talked about and have a Multimeter. Quit making ice out of the blue. In order to adjust the temperature: Press the FREEZER button to cycle through the range of available settings and set it to the desired temperature. 2. After it dumps the ice into the bucket it makes a horrible knocking noise. It takes 15-30 minutes to fix on average. Faulty water filter. In the end, turns out outside of the evaporator fan being replaced as you suggested, the Assembly Motor/Fan which is responsible for sending the air in the freezer to the ice machine compartment had failed. Hard to say whats the issue. Thank you for your help. I’m hoping it won’t be too hard to change out but the service manual would be awesome to have during this swap out. when it is activated and what should the Solenoid Coil Ohms read with No Power. Check the water lines in the back of the refrigerator to see if there is a visible kink or clog from the hard water that flows from the house line system. Everything I have seen is just for the inlet valve at the back. Here is diagram for your fridge. 4.5 out of 5 stars 159. If you just bought and installed LG refrigerator then it may take about 24 hours. 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