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Ice Maker Repair - Frozen Water Line

If your ice maker on your fridge is not working, the first thing to check is if the stop arm is in the OFF position. The stop arm must be DOWN in order to produce ice. Next make sure your water supply to the fridge is turned on. Check the freezer temp to see if it is too warm to make ice cubes. Another problem may be your water pressure being too low. Also check to see if the lock is on. Check the lock button on the door dispenser and turn it off.

If all these steps check out, your water line inside your freezer may be frozen. This is fairly easy to fix with a few simple steps. These instructions may vary from refrigerator brands and models. Check your instruction booklet for removing your ice drawer.

1. Unplug your refrigerator. Remove the ice maker drawer. This should simply slide out. Plug in the refrigerator. If no water comes out of the water tube at the back of your freezer, the tube is iced up. This tube feeds water to your ice maker. Unplug the refrigerator and empty the contents of the freezer into a cooler. If there is ice in the tube, leave your freezer door open to allow the ice to melt. You can also use a hairdryer to melt the ice. If this tube is frozen, it may be backed up a few inches and will take a while to unthaw. You can poke your finger into the hose to feel for ice, but BE SURE THE REFRIGERATOR IS UNPLUGGED. You may have to chip away at the ice.

2. When you are sure the ice is melted, plug in the refrigerator. If the ice is melted, the water will pour out of the tube. Unplug the refrigerator and replace the ice maker drawer. The tube should slide right into the drawer. Plug in the refrigerator again and wait for the ice.


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