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If your Frigidaire ice maker not working and not making ice anymore, but the water dispenser still works, don't lose your cool. However, this is a common problem. Read on this blog for the most common causes and solutions to get your Frigidaire ice maker working again properly.

Frigidaire Ice Maker Troubleshooting

Find out the common problems for your Frigidaire ice maker not making ice.

Frigidaire Ice Maker Not Working

When your Frigidaire ice maker not working ice, you can try the following steps to fix the issue along with the on and off technique.

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Ice maker switch turned off

Initially, you should check the icemaker switch. Accidentally, it can be turned off. If the ice maker switch is on, but still not working, you need to verify the continuity of the switch with an ohmmeter. When there is no continuity, you have to replace it.

Freezer temperature might be above 10 Degrees F or -12 C

If the freezing point temperature of ice maker is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit or -12 ° C, it does not produce ice cubes effectively. Make sure, the freezer point is at 0 to 5 degrees F or -18 to -15 ° C. If the freezing temperature is too high, you must verify the condenser coil. It should be clean and its fan working efficiently to cool the compressor as well as the condenser.

Check for debris in the condenser coils and if frost has accumulated on the evaporator coils. If frost builds up on the evaporator coils and air could not circulate through the coil, you will have to examine the defrost components as defrost system is probably defective.

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Faulty door seal

If the temperature is unstable, your ice maker doesn't produce ice. The temperature will not be stable because of a faulty door seal. When there is no good seal, warm air seeping into the fresh food door that results in unstable temperature. If the temperature detects warm air, the controller keeps the compressor running over time for maintaining the proper temperature for fresh food. 

As excessive cooling causes the temperature of the freezer to fall below zero. And, it will freeze the tip of the water tube that connects to the ice maker with water.

If you keep the proper seal, then the defrost cycle will thaw the water tube and start the ice production within 24 hours.

Additionally, you need to verify the door switch. When your refrigerator door is open, the door switch disables the ice dispenser from moving ice cubes into the ice bucket. A faulty door switch also prevents the ice dispenser from proper working even when the door is closed. So, test the continuity of the door switch with a multimeter and replace it if needed.

Defective water inlet valve

If the water inlet valve is defective, your ice maker does not make ice. This valve is an electrically controlled mechanical valve that opens to supply water to the ice maker and dispenser. If this water inlet valve has insufficient pressure or is defective, it will not allow water to flow through, that results your unit won't produce ice. The valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to work properly. Be sure that the water pressure is at least 20 psi.

If the water pressure is sufficient for the valve, then, you need to check the power to the valve by using a multimeter. If the valve has enough power along with water pressure but doesn't fill with water to make ice, you have to replace the water inlet valve.

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Faulty ice maker module

Sometimes the Frigidaire ice maker assembly itself is defective as it contains many components that can fail. You can't buy most of these components separately.

The control module has a motor that rotates the bowl to throw ice cubes into the bucket or helps to operate the ice discharge levers. When the ice maker reaches 15 degrees F approximately, the motor will shut off the ice cubes. However, at the end of the cycle, the icemaker module energizes the water inlet valve to fill the vat with water.

Check that the ON/ OFF switch is "on". If the control module has ejector blades, make sure there will be no ice cubes stuck.

Faulty ice level control board

Your ice level control board might be defective. So, check for it. The refrigerator has an infrared light beam that detects the ice level in the ice bucket. If the ice level reached the top, then the beam interrupts the ice maker from producing ice. When ice is used up and level drops below the beam, the unit starts up again. Because of the faulty ice level control board, the ice maker stops making ice. Hence, replace the control board if it is defective.

Defective ice maker mold thermostat

The thermostat is existed inside of the ice maker's control board to monitor the temperature of the ice tray or mold. When the mold reaches the correct temperature, the ice maker begins a harvest cycle by ejecting ice cubes and refilling with water.

If a mold thermostat gets a fault, your ice machine doesn't advise. So, you need to check for the continuity of the thermostat and replace it if necessary. For optimum performance, the temperature of the freezer is between 0 to 5 degrees.

Final words

That's all about Frigidaire ice maker troubleshooting tips. Hope you got the causes and solutions for your Frigidaire ice maker not working to fix the problem easily. Sometimes, you need to replace ice maker parts. When that time comes, we have put together a great list of Frigidaire ice maker parts. If you need, you can buy from our PartsIPS store.

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