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Offline CottonFields

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No water to ice maker - GE
« on: July 13, 2010, 06:45:03 AM »
I just inherited this Fridge.  Original owner took very good care of it, but said he had never hooked up the ice maker.  Back of fridge ice maker hook-ups look ready-to-go: water line in place above water inlet hookup.  I know our water supply works because I just removed previous fridge with working ice maker.  But with water supply hooked up to this "new"/old fridge, there is no water going thru the unit's plastic water tube on back of fridge = no ice.  Hope you can help me get ice maker working.  Thanks very much.

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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 09:50:45 AM »
Try adding some water to the IM to get it going.
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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 04:31:19 PM »
Unless something is broken it may need to cycle 2 or 3 times to purge the air in the line.
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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 08:27:05 AM »
I added water to the IM tray yesterday afternoon and it was frozen within a short while.  I flipped the on/off arm several times [today & yesterday].  The frozen water in IM is still there now.  The fridge has been plugged in and water supply to IM for nearly 48 hours.

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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 09:15:50 AM »
Have you got a thermometer? The temp needs to be 25f for the ice to harvest.
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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 08:49:28 PM »
No, I don't have a thermometer [tho I know I could go get one].
Other info on net has said the freezer temp needs to be 5 degrees - ?
Even so, what else can I troubleshoot?

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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 09:24:45 PM »
show a picture of the ice maker
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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 05:10:42 AM »
Have you got a thermometer? The temp needs to be 25f for the ice to harvest.

Thermostat closes at 18 degrees F
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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 01:15:44 PM »
GE IM6 service manual

Is your ice maker like the one in the above manual or is it older?
Does it make round or crescent cubes?
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Re: No water to ice maker - GE
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 03:58:35 PM »
Here's a photo.  It's not like the one in the Manual; it must be older.  It has no on/off button [like Manual], but rather the wire lever, and it makes crescent cubes.

 

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