How to Troubleshoot a Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Maker

Frigidaire refrigerator ice makers can run into problems with both the ice maker element and also the dispenser. Problems with the ice maker can include productivity issues where the ice maker isn't producing enough—or any—ice. The ice maker also can create too much ice. Issues that can occur with the dispenser include the dispenser not supplying ice, and jamming. Other problems can include bad tasting ice.

Throw out any foul tasting ice and clean the ice storage container.

Step 1

If the ice maker isn't creating ice, move the ice maker's arm into the down position. The arm is attached to the ice making machinery and is above the ice storage container. Look for a power switch, which will be on the ice maker itself if the ice maker has one, and turn the switch on.

Step 2

If the ice maker won't stop producing ice, release the arm as it may be jammed or frozen. Remove any clumping ice that may be jamming the arm. Place the arm in the up, or stop position. It will be marked "Stop."

Step 3

Throw out any foul tasting ice and clean the ice storage container. Add baking soda packets to the freezer compartment and the refrigerator. You can now buy baking soda in special fridge-friendly packaging. Food odors can contaminate the ice. Look for stale, uncovered food in both the freezer and the fridge, and throw it out. Cover fresh food--either bag it or use plastic wrap.

Step 4

If the dispenser won't dispense ice, there may not be any. Turn the freezer to a colder setting and allow enough time for ice to be made, which can take up to 24 hours.

Step 5

Remove the ice container and thaw it if ice has clumped and jammed the dispenser. Remove the ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser and start a new batch.