Not every issue with your Frigidaire refrigerator requires the specialized services of a professional technician. Sometimes, a simple reset can fix refrigerator issues, such as an ice maker that doesn’t work. So, how do you reset a Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker?
You can reset your Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker by adjusting the feeler arm to the ‘on’ position or rebooting the ice maker using the “on/off” switch. Alternatively, use the refrigerator or ice maker reset options provided in the owner’s manual or perform a cold reboot.
Usually, resetting a refrigerator ice maker is the last resort after ruling out all other possible causes of a Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker not working. This article is a quick guide to resetting your Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker, including some additional tips to avoid constantly having to reset your Frigidaire ice maker.
1. Adjust the Feeler Arm
Also called the ice maker control arm, the feeler arm is a rod in the ice maker that acts as a sensor for the ice level. It’s typically made of metal or plastic, and if it senses that the ice levels are depleted, it will cause the ice maker to create more ice. Once the ice maker has made enough ice, the feeler arm will direct it to stop.
If the adjuster feeler arm is stuck in the ‘off’ position, the ice maker won’t make any ice. However, you can use it to reset your ice maker by following the steps below:
- Locate the ice maker feeler arm. The rod should be on the side of the ice maker.
- Gently tug the adjuster feeler arm downwards, and only stop once it reaches the ice tray.
- Run the ice maker and check if it resumes making ice.
If this fix hasn’t resolved your ice maker issue, keep reading because you may need to reboot it.
2. Boot Up the Ice Maker
Your ice maker has an “on/off” button that helps you turn the function on or off as needed. This can function as a reboot button when you’ve set your ice maker to make ice, but it won’t function.
To boot up your Frigidaire ice maker, follow the steps below:
- Find the “on/off” switch on your Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker. It’s usually located at the front.
- Flip the switch to the “off” position.
- Wait around 5 to 10 minutes.
- Push the switch back to the “on” position.
- Test to see if the ice maker resumes functioning.
3. Use the Ice Maker or Refrigerator “Reset” Option
Depending on your refrigerator’s model, you can use the reset option to reset the ice maker or refrigerator. Resetting the refrigerator will also reset the ice maker.
Some models come with an ice maker reset button at the rear of the control panel. If your refrigerator has one, press it for around five seconds to reset the ice maker.
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The options to reset the ice maker by resetting the refrigerator will vary from model to model. Here are the most common options:
- Press the “+” sign on your control panel for a few seconds.
- Press and hold the “On/Off” pad simultaneously until you see a red light. Wait a few minutes, and press the button until it turns green.
- Press the “Power Freezer” and “Power Cool” pads simultaneously for five seconds.
You can check which of these solutions will work for your refrigerator by consulting the user manual.
4. Perform a Cold Boot on Your Refrigerator
If none of the above Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker resetting options work, your last resort is to perform a cold reboot on the refrigerator. You can also use this solution if you have an old model Frigidaire refrigerator that doesn’t have a control panel and a reset button.
A cold boot requires you to turn off the refrigerator completely before powering it back on.
Follow these steps to reboot your Frigidaire refrigerator:
- Turn off the refrigerator’s power switch, and unplug it from the power outlet.
- Leave the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. This will allow all the refrigerator components to be depleted of any charge. Don’t open the refrigerator during this time, as this will let in warm air.
- Plug the refrigerator back into the power outlet, and turn it back on using the power switch.
- Wait for a few minutes and test if the ice maker works again.
If none of the above Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker reset options works, I recommend contacting a professional refrigerator technician.
You can look for “In Warranty” or “Out of Warranty” service and repair on your Frigidaire Owner Center page or call 1-800-374-4432 to contact a service team member. Alternatively, request Frigidaire Certified Service here.
How to Avoid Constantly Resetting a Frigidaire Ice Maker?
Resetting your Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker is generally quick and easy. However, you can avoid doing it regularly by following certain steps.
Here are a few tips to use so that you don’t constantly have to reset your Frigidaire refrigerator:
Ensure Your Refrigerator Is Always at the Correct Temperature
The recommended refrigerator temperature is 40°F (4°C) or less. However, if your refrigerator is colder than this and reaches 0°F (-18°C), which is recommended for freezers, it can ice up. This can jam the refrigerator’s parts, including the ice maker.
Use an appliance thermometer to check your fridge’s temperature, and keep it in the correct range.
Regularly Check the
Water Filter for Clogging
Frigidaire manufacturers advise changing your refrigerator
If you’re unsure about the right filter for your model, enter your model’s number in the Frigidaire refrigerator filter finder tool to search.
Regularly Check the Ice Maker Fill Tube for Freezing
The ice maker fill tube delivers water from the main water line to the ice maker and is located behind the ice maker assembly. If the fill tube freezes up, the ice maker won’t be able to make ice cubes.
You’ll need to thaw the ice maker tube if it’s frozen. Carefully disconnect the tube and place it under warm tap water to melt the ice. Then secure it back in place before testing if the ice maker resumes its normal functioning.
Make Sure the Water Entering the Fridge Has the Right Pressure
The recommended water pressure in a Frigidaire refrigerator is a minimum of 30psi and a maximum of 100psi when measured at the valve inlet. If this pressure drops too low or rises too high, the ice maker can freeze in the first case or jam in the second. Ensure the pressure of the water going into your fridge is always correct.
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Not getting any ice cubes from your Frigidaire refrigerator ice maker can be frustrating, especially if it’s the peak of the summer season.
If you have set your ice maker to work, but it won’t give you ice, consider resetting it. We hope this post gives you all the necessary info you need to do exactly that.