GE refrig with ice maker turned on by putting lever down
Put it down and it made ice for a few hours then just stopped.
Regrig has not been moved or touched in any way. Icemaker just appears
to have died. Any experience with this kind of thing.
Box is 5- 10 years old. Came with house that I bought last year.
I generally run it about every two weeks since I only use a few ice
cubes a day. Been using it since I got the house about 16 months ago.
flipped the lever down yesterday (Wednesday) morning. It made about 10
ice cubes and then got quiet. I have flipped lever up and down a couple
of times. If it does not come back to life and the repair is not both
easy and cheap I can just go back to ice cube trays.
Depends on what you mean by "cheap". It's an easy replacement, with a
new unit costing no more than $120.00. I got one for $80.00. Look
online for your model, then tell the local appliance parts outlet how
much you'd pay through "ecommerce", and they'll usually match that
Two years ago, I changed an ice maker for a nice lady, about 3 feet tall,
and looked like she didn't grow up in the US. I waited while it filled, ran
through a cycle. Told her the first ice cubes would taste bad.
She called back the next day, not working. I was thinking all the things
that could be wrong. Got there, the wire was all the way up to "vacation
mode". I'd left it down. I asked.
"I put wire up to tell ice maker to make ice". I shoulda charged her another
trip charge. Stupidity should be painful.
Dunno what happened there. Damn fool computer... why garbage out?
That's a rhetorical question, of course. Again, I'm sorry. The OP can
contact me with any questions regarding the installation, as the email
addy is for real. Piece of cake, really. Really. Tom
Open the fridge, pop out the "kick plate". Vacuum under there with a shop
vac, and long brush. If the ice maker doesn't get down to some temp or
other, it stops making ice. That's quick and easy thing to try.
They call GE "Generally expensive" for a reason.
One more possibility: Maybe it is frozen. If you can shut down the frig
for a few hours with the door open and then turn it back on, ... ? BTW that
might be a good time to clean the coils and under the frig. :-)
> One more possibility: Maybe it is frozen. If you can shut down the
> frig for a few hours with the door open and then turn it back on, ...?
> BTW that might be a good time to clean the coils and under the frig.
Interesting idea. May not be so easy to do, but will look into it.
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