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Why is my GE Refrigerator Not Making Ice?

Is your GE refrigerator's ice maker not working? It might not seem like a big problem at first. You’re still getting the main performance features out of your appliance (freezing and cooling). But then you think about how long refrigerators have been on the market, and how few technological improvements have been made to them. The ice maker is a big one. In that context, a GE refrigerator not making ice is like owning a car with no working stereo. Sure, it still performs its main job, but it’s really boring and you’re not getting what you paid for. Repair Clinic is all about making sure you have the right parts to solve your GE Profile refrigerator ice maker problems and we can show you how to make the repair yourself.
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Common solutions for: GE Refrigerator ice maker not working
Solution 1:
Freezer 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.
Solution 2:
Water 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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Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve
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Solution 3:
Ice 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 r...eplacing 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.
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Refrigerator Ice Maker Assembly
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Solution 4:
Icemaker Module
The icemaker module is equipped with a motor that cycles the ice ejector arms or turns a tray to eject the cubes into the ice bucket. When the thermostat or sensor on the icemaker tray reaches about 1...5 degrees Fahrenheit, the motor cycles to release the ice cubes. At the end of the cycle, the icemaker module sends power to the water inlet valve to refill the tray with water. If the icemaker module is defective, the ice maker won’t make or dispense ice. First, depending on your model, make sure that the on/off switch is in the on position or the bail arm is in the down position. If the icemaker module has ejector blades, check to ensure that ice cubes are not stuck in the blades. There are usually test points in the module that a technician can use to further diagnose problems with the module.
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Refrigerator Icemaker Module
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Solution 5:
Low 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.
Solution 6:
Door 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.
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Refrigerator Door Switch
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