How to Troubleshoot Ice Makers in GE Profile Refrigerator Appliances

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How to Troubleshoot Ice Makers in GE Profile Refrigerator Appliances
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The role of a GE Profile ice maker is simple: Collect water, freeze the water, and dispense ice. Despite the apparent simplicity of an ice maker's functions, things can go wrong. The good news is that most ice maker problems are not difficult to diagnose and fix. Troubleshooting the problems with your GE ice maker won't require more than a few minutes of your time.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Adjustable wrench

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  1. 1

    Slide the power switch on the side of the ice maker to the "On" position if it is set to "Off."

  2. 2

    Wait at least 24 hours after you install the refrigerator for the ice maker to produce ice. It takes several hours for the freezer to reach a cool enough temperature to produce ice.

  3. 3

    Pull the refrigerator away from the wall to inspect the water line that goes into the inlet at the bottom of the back of the refrigerator. Tighten the nut that connects the water line to the inlet with an adjustable wrench. If the nut is not tight enough, water can leak and there may not be enough pressure to allow the water to enter the ice maker.

  4. 4

    Run your hand across the top of the ice in the ice maker if the ice extends above the lip of the bucket. This levels the ice so that it does not build up. The ice maker automatically ceases to produce ice if it senses that the ice maker is too full.

  5. 5

    Flip the switch on the ice maker to "Off" and remove cubes stuck in the ice-dispenser chute by hand if the green power light on the ice maker blinks. Then flip the switch back to "On."

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