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Here Is How To Fix A Fridge That Can’t Make Ice

A refrigerator is an essential item in a home. However, it is worthless to have a fridge that isn’t making ice. They are certain factors that can cause the fridge to make little ice or even no ice. Among the causes, the prime ones are the flow of water into the ice generator and the entire icemaker control system.

The interior fridge water system consists of parts such as the fill tube and fill cup of the icemaker, inlet valve tubing and outlet valve that connects the fill valve and the icemaker. In case the outlet valve has dirt or debris it will block, therefore transporting low amounts of water into the icemaker. This yields zero ice cubes. When it comes to fridge repairs, you can deal with the issue by either plugging off the screen to clean it or choosing to replace the valve. Other causes of water shortage into the ice dispenser are the low pressure of domestic water in that homestead and self-piercing valves since in most cases the pit pierced is rarely allowed enough water to pass through.

In case inlet water valve is not functioning, check icemaker control, which stimulates the valve through a power line. Electricity voltage comes into operation during the production cycle, and it powers the solenoid valve to let water in. Keep in mind that before you start inspecting this section you should disconnect the refrigerator from power and close the water inlet.

Your refrigerator has a water filter that consists carbon and fabric materials. The sole purpose of this part is to eliminate every contaminant that remains in the water even after regular water maintenance around the immediate surroundings. According to experts’ advice, you should renew the filter at least twice a year. However, the water of the surrounding area can determine otherwise.

Refrigerator Repair

Apart from the water supply issue, even icemaker control can contribute to the lack of ice buildup. Current models of fridges use heat to produce ice cubes. During fridge repairs, you can handle the ice dispenser control issue by removing the front cover and start carrying out simple manual tests.

To inspect the control system, you can manually carry out several repeated tests. Take a coated jumper wire and put it on trial point “T” and “H.” The jumper should have a coat of 14-gauge thickness. Shred both ends to almost an inch and then curve it into a U-shape. Put the jumper wire and let it remain in the trial points for several seconds.

This test will generate a real harvest production cycle. It will stimulate the ejector blades, the closing arm, and fill valve in the right sequence. Also, it will ease your diagnosis. In case the motor does not ignite and maybe the icemaker is not working despite receiving power then repair the icemaker control by replacing the module.

We have looked at the parts that commonly cause the refrigerator not to make ice. In case information in this report does not help you to repair your fridge, dial the model number in the search box for more assistance.

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Our 7 year old Whirlpool fridge would not defrost anymore and was icing up on a regular basis. I had a pleasant conversation with the agent that answered my call for service and was provided an appointment time the next day between 11 and 1. Oleg arrived at 10:30(early is much better then late!). He was very polite and knowledgeable and explained to me in detail what he suspected the issue to be, how he would test the items first to confirm what needed replacing(defrost timer,defrost heater assembly) and clearly advised me of what the cost would be. He had the parts needed with him and with my go ahead was able to repair our fridge within the hour explaining to me what he was doing and showing me what he was doing all along which I appreciated.. As it turned out it needed a new control board which was the most expensive part, but his price was more then reasonable and lower then what we were expecting! Our fridge is now working A1 again for which we are thankful. I would not hesitate in recommending this company to friends or family and would also reach out to them if we ever have any issues in the future. Thank you Oleg...you were great!

Happy C. Wasaga Beach, ON, Whirlpool Fridge Repair

Fix Appliances more than fulfilled our needs with our two appliance problems. From our initial response and appointment setup with Diane, through to the two visits for the repairs with Oleg; the experience was professional,on time, work performed as to the initial diagnosis and dollar estimate --resulting in a very satisfied customer. One that will be recommending Fix Appliances whenever an opportunity arises.Thanks so much again to Diane and Oleg John and Jan O'Brien

johnob, Collingwood, ON, First was a dryer fix then a new ice maker


Service Area

FIX Appliances CA is located in Barrie and Bradford, Ontario, and our local refrigerator repair technicians cover Simcoe County, Toronto and GTA areas. Check the map to confirm the service area nearest to your city or town.

Refrigerator Brands We Service

Samsung, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Frigidaire, KitchenAidKenmore, and more brand name fridges.

Common Questions About Refrigerators

Will a refrigerator work in my garage?

Yes, but it’s risky during cold seasons when the temperature drops below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit.) Frigid temperatures can cause the compressor oil to thicken and stop working.

Why does my refrigerator run so often?

This can be caused from dirty condenser coils, inadequate air flow from the appliance being too close to the wall, or the door is not sealing properly.

What’s the proper method to dispose of my old refrigerator?

Environmental and safety laws make it illegal to dispose of a refrigerator that still has refrigerant in it. Contact a licensed professional or appliance repair service to properly dispose of the unit.

What’s the typical lifespan of a refrigerator?

With proper maintenance, a refrigerator can be expected to last 14 to 17 years.

Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

Tip #1 – Clean condenser coils

Large, radiator-type coils are located at the back or bottom of your refrigerator. They remove heat from the appliance but are less efficient when dust and dirt accumulate on them. Vacuum them off twice a year.

Tip #2 – Clean and replace door seals

Wipe down the gaskets around the refrigerator and freezer doors to keep them sealing tightly. Replace loose or torn door seals to save energy and keep your food cold.

Tip #3 – Wipe down the interior and exterior

Use an all-purpose cleaner to remove crumbs and spills on inside shelves and walls. Special cleaning wipes are available to safely remove fingerprints from exterior stainless-steel doors and handles.

Tip #4 – Use a deodorizer to remove odors

To keep your refrigerator smelling fresh, place a specially designed refrigerator deodorizer inside the unit. It will eliminate food odors for up to six months.

Tip #5 – Change the filters

To keep ice cubes and water tasting fresh, replace the ice maker and water dispenser filters every six months.

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