New Icemaker Not Producing Ice

If the refrigerator icemaker has just been installed, there are a few things that must happen before it can produce ice:

The refrigerator and icemaker must be at proper temperature.

  • If just installed, the icemaker itself could take 24 hours to get cold enough to produce ice.
  • The icemaker must reach 15 degrees F before a cycle will begin.
  • The recommended fresh food temperature is 37 degrees F; the freezer temperature is 0 degrees F.


Make sure the icemaker is turned on.


The water line must be purged of air.

  • The icemaker will purge the air by cycling several times before filling with water.
  • The first fill may only be a small amount of water, but the second cycle would fill over this. It may overfill slightly but this is normal.


View a short video about troubleshooting your icemaker:

Icemaker Not Producing Ice