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Offline Bubba14

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My GE wont make ice
« on: July 02, 2009, 06:11:21 PM »

My Side by side is only three yr old but won't make ice.  Water dispenses from front no problem but no water seems to be going to the ice maker to make ice.


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Re: My GE wont make ice
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 07:01:26 PM »
I don't work on many GE refrigerators, but like any other ice make you want to check these common things.

1. Make sure the water line that goes from the water valve to the ice maker is not frozen blocking the flow of water.

2. Check the temp of the freezer. It should be 0-5 deg. F or the ice maker may not cycle because there is a thermostat built into the ice maker.

3. Check the water valve. Your refrigerator uses a duel water valve. So even if you have water through the door the second half of the water valve for the ice maker may not be working.

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Re: My GE wont make ice
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 08:42:04 PM »

Stuck ejector — caused by a cube that was not cleared or a mechanical problem.
Bad heater — caused by open circuit, control board triac or thermal cut out.
Bad motor — caused by open motor, or control board triac.
Motor home position not operating — caused by control board or loose magnet (the result will be continuous ejector operation).
Thermistor — open or shorted. POWER ON DIAGNOSITICS TEST MODE

When the icemaker is first connected to power and the thermistor temperature is 50°F or more, the control will initiate a “Power On” test before entering the freeze cycle. The test will consist of the following sequence:
1)Turn on the motor until it reaches home position
2)Turn on the water valve for 1/2 second
3)Turn on the heater for 1/2 second
4)Verify that the feeler arm was in the “in” and then the “out” position.
5)Verify that the motor was not in the home position and then in the home position.
6)Verify that the motor does not remain on after being turned off.
7)Proceed to the freeze cycle.


During the first 15 seconds that power is first applied to the icemaker, the Service Diagnostics Test mode may be entered. The Service Mode is entered by pushing the feeler arm in and out three times within 15 seconds. (only three times). There will be only one fill cycle (5.1 second) in the service diagnostics mode without the waiting period for the mold to “pre-chill”. If the icemaker has already started a harvest cycle and the arm is moving, it may be impossible to start the service mode. (since the NORMAL cycle is already started).
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