We have all been there, you are in the middle of your busy day and need ice. You turn on the faucet and wait a few minutes for it to fill. While you are waiting you think of what you could be doing, but realize you are out of ice. The next thought is, well maybe I will just run in and get some. You start to walk around your house looking for the ice maker. You have finally found it and start to open the ice maker door, but you notice that the button is not working. The button has been pressed, but nothing is happening. You are thinking to yourself, how am I going to get ice?
The good news is you do not have to keep searching for ice all day long. There are a few things that you can try to resolve this problem. The first thing that you can try is resetting the ice maker.
Resetting the ice maker will clear up all of your other problems as well including not being able to find the ice maker, glass doors not opening, or any other issues with your refrigerator. This will also fix any problems that you have with your ice maker.
What are some of the most common issues with Frigidaire Ice Makers?
There are several reasons that you may be having problems with the ice maker. Here are a few of them:
The ice maker is not getting cold enough water
If the ice maker is not getting cold enough water, then this could be the reason that your ice maker is not working. The best thing to do at this point is to clean out the ice maker and resync it. To clean out the ice maker, you will want to remove the back panel and then remove the parts inside of it.
The ice maker is not making enough ice cubes
If there are not many cubes coming out of your ice maker, then this may be because you have a dirty filter or an air gap in your line. In order to fix this problem, you will need to clean out your filter and air gap in your line.
There are ice cubes stuck around the motor
If you have a lot of ice cubes stuck to your motor, then this may be because of a clogged drain line. To fix this problem, you will need to unclog your drain line so that the ice cubes can be washed away.
The fan is clogged and not working correctly
If you have a lot of ice cubes stuck around your fan, then this may be because the fan is clogged with ice. You should try using a sponge or pipe cleaner to clear out the ice pieces from around the fan so that it can function correctly again.
The dispenser is not working properly
If you are not getting any ice from your dispenser, then this may be because of a clogged filter or air gap in your line. In order to fix this problem, you will need to remove the filter from the dispenser and clean out the air gap inside of it.
The motor is not working correctly
If the motor is not working correctly, then this could be because of a clogged drain line. You should try using a sponge or pipe cleaner to clear out the ice pieces from around the motor so that it can function correctly again.
If you encounter any one of the above issues with your Frigidaire Ice Maker, we can help you out. Let’s take a look at how to reset your ice maker.
How to reset my Frigidaire Ice Maker?
Step 1: Unplug the Ice Maker
The first thing that you will want to do is unplug your ice maker. This will eliminate any power going to the device. Once you have unplugged the ice maker, you can move on to step 2.
Step 2: Remove the Front Panel
The next step is to remove the front panel that covers your ice maker. If you have a freezer in your refrigerator, then removing this panel should be fairly easy. If you do not have a freezer in your refrigerator, then this may be a little more difficult, but it is not impossible.
Step 3: Remove the Ice Maker
The next step is to remove your ice maker. For most models, there should be a place to remove it from the wall. If not, then you will need to remove the screws that hold it in place. Once those are removed, you can pull out your ice maker and set it aside.
Step 4: Sealing a Clogged Drain Line
If there are still ice cubes stuck around your ice maker and it is not working, then you will need to seal off the drain line. This will help to clear out all of the ice from around the motor and other parts. You can accomplish this by using a sponge or pipe cleaner. If you are not sure how to use these tools, then you should get a qualified plumber to assist in this process.
Step 5: Putting the Ice Maker Back Together
The next step is to put your ice maker back together. The first thing that you will need to do is attach the wires back into place. Next, you will need to put the front panel back in place.
Step 6: Turn it Off and On again
Once everything is completed, recheck your ice maker and see if it works correctly. Hold the on/off button until the LED turns red, wait for 1 minute and turn it on again. The LED should turn green. At this point, your problem should be resolved and you should now have ice again every day.
There are many reasons that your ice maker may not be working properly. The best thing to do at this point is to reset it. Resetting your ice maker will give you access to your refrigerator again and also fix any problems that you have with it.