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Question: My ice maker quit. I removed it and found ice in the fill tube. I thawed it out and order a new Amana replacement ice maker, Model Number: arse667bw, because the old icemaker’s non-stick coating was peeling out. I installed the new ice maker but still nothing. Any suggestions of what to do next?
Answer: Several things could be happening to prevent your replacement Amana icemaker from working:
Water Pressure is too low: The water pressure for icemakers needs to be at least 40 psi, and up to about 120 psi for proper operation. You can test your icemaker’s water pressure with an Icemaker Water Flow Tester.
Freezer is not at the correct temperature: Freezer must get below 15ºF before the thermostat inside the icemaker will close and then the icemaker will run/turn on.
Icemaker arm is not on/arm is raised or in the “off” position: make sure the feeler arm of the icemaker is down and not blocked by any ice cubes. If it’s raised, it has turned the icemaker off. This arm needs to be in the lowered position to activate the icemaker. An over-abundance of ice in the bin will make the arm stay up as a safety feature to keep the icemaker from making more ice than the bin can hold.
The water inlet tube is frozen: On occasion, the water inlet tube will freeze where it enters the icemaker. This can happen because the water is dripping slowly, or the freezer is just set too cold. A hair blow dryer can be used to thaw this, but be careful around the plastic tubing. You don’t want it to crack or deform. You may want to turn the thermostat up a little bit if this is a regular occurrence. If you have a constant, regular drip, you may want to invest in a new water control valve.
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