How to Reset an Icemaker in a Refrigerator

When you use an ice maker for several minutes, it may overheat. When an ice maker overheats, it is not able to work effectively and may not dispense ice at all. Refrigerator manufacturers understand that this occurs, and they incorporate a resetting function into the ice maker programming to fix the issue.

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Step 1

Hold in the dispenser arm until the motor stops operating.

Step 2

Wait three minutes. The motor will reset itself.

Step 3

Press in the dispenser arm again. The ice maker will now work once more.

Whirlpool ED22RF Refrigerator

Step 4

Find the switch next to the filter status light.

Step 5

Press the switch five times in succession.

Step 6

Wait a moment as the status light changes from red to green.

GE Ice Maker

Step 7

Open the freezer and turn the switch on the ice maker to the "Off" position.

Step 8

Wait 30 seconds. Turn the device back to the "On" position.

Step 9

Reach inside the ice bin and move the feeler arm up and down quickly three times.