How to Troubleshoot a KitchenAid Ice Maker That Flashes Two Times

If your KitchenAid ice maker status indicator light flashes two times, you can expect that the ice maker will not work until you troubleshot and diagnose the issue. There are a couple of reasons why the ice maker will flash a red light twice. Both issues are relatively easy to determine and will require minimal use of tools and take only a couple of minutes to troubleshoot.

Step 1

Open the door of your KitchenAid freezer and remove the ice bin from the inside of the door.

Step 2

Inspect the ice maker's manual shutoff switch to ensure it is in the "On" position. If not, turn it on, place the ice bin back into the ice maker and wait for it to produce ice. If you get the blinking lights again, move to the next step.

Step 3

Tape the spring-loaded door emitter down with tape. This is the plastic tab on the door jamb that signals the light to turn on and off. Close the freezer door for 10 seconds, open it and press the door switch in and out three times. Close the freezer door immediately, wait between five and 50 seconds then open the freezer door again. If the light still blinks twice, the reset did not correct the issue.

Step 4

Locate the "optic eye" on the ice maker and remove any obstructions that could block the eye. Inspect the eye for frost buildup and remove it if you see any. Repeat Step 3 to reset the ice maker.