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.


The refrigerator and icemaker must be at the proper temperature.

  • If just installed, the icemaker itself could take 24 hours to get cold enough to produce ice.

  • The icemaker mold must reach 16 degrees F before a cycle will begin.

  • The recommended fresh food temperature setting is 37 degrees F and the recommended freezer temperature setting is 0 degrees F.

Make sure the icemaker is turned on.

  • Icemakers are typically shipped with the power setting in the Off position.

  • Consult your Owner's Manual for instructions on how to turn on your icemaker. Download a copy of your Owner's Manual.

The water 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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If your icemaker is not producing ice cubes and was not just installed: Refrigerator - Icemaker Not Producing Ice