How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Ice Maker

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How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Ice Maker
Remove the ice container and discard the ice if the quality of ice is poor. (ice cubes image by Adkok from

Frigidaire ice makers are made up of two parts, the ice maker and the ice dispenser. The ice maker freezes the water and creates the ice cubes using the water supply. The ice cube dispenser releases the ice. Troubleshooting the ice maker is generally related to problems with the ice maker not making ice, or not making enough quality ice. Problems with the ice cube dispenser include jamming caused by ice melting and freezing around the auger, or a lack of ice in the storage container.

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  1. 1

    Place the ice maker signal arm in the down position, if the ice maker isn't making ice. The arm is inside the freezer compartment next to the ice maker. Check for a power switch on the ice maker and, if there is one, turn it to the "on" position. Replace the water filter cartridge, which is at the top-right side of the refrigerator compartment.

  2. 2

    Remove the ice container and discard the ice if the quality of ice is poor or if the ice cubes are stuck together. The ice maker will provide a fresh supply, but that can take up to 24 hours.

  3. 3

    Check the freezer control setting. Set it to a lower temperature if the ice cubes are small or hollow, or if the ice storage container remains empty for longer than 24 hours.

  4. 4

    Remove any obstructions. Do so if the ice maker won't stop making ice once the ice storage container is full. The signal arm is likely jammed and being held down by an obstruction.

  5. 5

    Remove the ice cube container from the freezer compartment if the ice dispenser is jammed. Thaw and empty the contents. Clean the container, wipe it dry and replace it. Remove any ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.

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