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LG Refrigerator Ice Maker Not Working

LFX25960ST

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator ice maker not working are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator ice maker not working

Cause 1Freezer Temperature is Above 10 Degrees F (-12C)

If the freezer temperature is above 10 degrees Fahrenheit (-12C), the ice maker will not produce ice cubes efficiently. The freezer temperature should be set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -15C) for the ice maker to work properly. If the freezer temperature is too high, ensure that the condenser coils are clear of debris and the condenser fan is working properly. In addition, check to see if frost has accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, part of the defrost system has likely failed.

Cause 2Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to supply water to the dispenser and ice maker. If the water inlet valve is defective, or if it has insufficient pressure, it won’t allow water to flow through. As a result, the ice maker won’t make ice. The valve requires at least 20 psi to function properly. Make sure that the water pressure to the valve is at least 20 psi. If the water pressure is sufficient, use a multimeter to check for power to the water inlet valve. If the water inlet valve has sufficient pressure and is getting power, but the ice maker won’t fill with water to make ice, replace the water inlet valve.

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Parts
Water Inlet Valve for your LGRefrigerator
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1268127 Mfg Part # 5220JB2008A

Water valve assembly. NOTE: Please call to verify this inlet valve is for your model.

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Cause 3Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to supply water to the dispenser and ice maker. If the water inlet valve is defective, or if it has insufficient pressure, it won’t allow water to flow through. As a result, the ice maker won’t make ice. The valve requires at least 20 psi to function properly. Make sure that the water pressure to the valve is at least 20 psi. If the water pressure is sufficient, use a multimeter to check for power to the water inlet valve. If the water inlet valve has sufficient pressure and is getting power, but the ice maker won’t fill with water to make ice, replace the water inlet valve.

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Parts
Water Inlet Valve for your LGRefrigerator
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1398828 Mfg Part # MJX41178908

Refrigerator water inlet valve assembly. If the icemaker or water dispenser does not work then the valve may be restricted and need replacement. We do not recommend disassembling the valve to clean it due to the risk of failure after the repair.

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Cause 4Ice Maker Assembly

One component of the ice maker assembly might be defective. Since many of the ice maker components are not sold separately, you may need to purchase and replace the entire ice maker assembly. Before replacing the ice maker assembly, check the water inlet valve, water line, and fan. If none of these parts are at fault, and the freezer temperature is at least 15 degrees Fahrenheit, replace the ice maker assembly.

Parts
Ice Maker Assembly for your LGRefrigerator
Ice Maker Assembly - Part # 1396369 Mfg Part # AEQ36756901

Refrigerator icemaker assembly. If the icemaker is not making ice, make sure the freezer is cold enough to cycle the icemaker (zero degrees Fahrenheit). If so, the icemaker or water valve could be defective.

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Cause 5Ice Maker Assembly

One component of the ice maker assembly might be defective. Since many of the ice maker components are not sold separately, you may need to purchase and replace the entire ice maker assembly. Before replacing the ice maker assembly, check the water inlet valve, water line, and fan. If none of these parts are at fault, and the freezer temperature is at least 15 degrees Fahrenheit, replace the ice maker assembly.

Parts
Ice Maker Assembly for your LGRefrigerator
Ice Maker Assembly - Part # 2666376 Mfg Part # EAU60943434

Ice maker assembly with ice dispenser motor

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Cause 6Low Water Pressure from House Supply

The home may have insufficient water pressure. The water inlet valve supplies water to the ice and water dispenser. The water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to function properly. Check the water flow and test the pressure to determine if it is at least 20 psi.

Cause 7Door Switch

The door switch turns off the ice and water dispenser when the refrigerator door is open. If the door switch fails, the dispenser will not turn on. To determine if the door switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the door switch does not have continuity when activated, replace it.

Parts
Door Switch for your LGRefrigerator
Door Switch - Part # 1268243 Mfg Part # 6600JB1010A

Refrigerator door or freezer drawer switch

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Cause 8Door Switch

The door switch turns off the ice and water dispenser when the refrigerator door is open. If the door switch fails, the dispenser will not turn on. To determine if the door switch is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the door switch does not have continuity when activated, replace it.

Parts
Door Switch for your LGRefrigerator
Door Switch - Part # 1268250 Mfg Part # 6600JB3007E
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Cause 9Water Filter

A clogged water filter can restrict the flow of water to the dispenser and prevent the ice maker from working properly. The water filter should be replaced about every six months to maintain proper water flow and ensure water quality.

Parts
Water Filter for your LGRefrigerator
Water Filter - Part # 1266880 Mfg Part # 5231JA2005A

LG Premium Ice and Water Replacement Filter. This is a chemical and mechanical reduction filter, scale inhibitor included. Capacity 300 gallons. Reduces chlorine, taste and odor, sediment and rust.

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Cause 10Water Filter

A clogged water filter can restrict the flow of water to the dispenser and prevent the ice maker from working properly. The water filter should be replaced about every six months to maintain proper water flow and ensure water quality.

Parts
Water Filter for your LGRefrigerator
Water Filter - Part # 1266885 Mfg Part # 5231JA2006F

Ice and Water Replacement Filter reduces contaminants including lead, chlorine, and mercury. Each filter provides 300 gallons of filtered water and should be changed every 6 months to ensure proper contaminant removal..

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