Refrigerator - New Icemaker Not Producing Ice

If an icemaker has just been installed in your Refrigerator, or if this is a newly installed Refrigerator with an icemaker, there are a few things that must happen before it can produce ice. Listed below are factors to consider when a new icemaker is installed and is not producing ice cubes.

Refrigerator and Icemaker Must Be at the Proper Temperature

  • If just installed, the icemaker itself could take up to 24 hours to get cold enough to produce ice.
  • The icemaker mold must reach 16 degrees Fahrenheit before a cycle will begin.
  • The recommended fresh food temperature setting is 37 degrees Fahrenheit and the recommended freezer temperature setting is 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

Make Sure the Icemaker Is Turned On

  • Icemakers are typically shipped with the power setting in the Off position.
  • Consult the Owner's Manual for the specific model you own for instructions on how to turn on the icemaker.

Water Supply Line Must Be Purged of Air

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

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Additional Appliance Support

If your icemaker is not producing ice cubes and was not just installed, please check out our Refrigerator - Icemaker Not Producing Ice article.
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