Icemaker worked sporadically, infrequently, not at all

ApplianceElectrolux Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Allen From Palmer Lake, CO

Nov 30, 2008

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Not knowing the history of the refrigerator/freezer and observing that the icemaker would cycle (ice ejector fingers would rotate when the off/on arm was toggled), I concluded that the water valve must have some hard water scale in it which was causing it to stick. I replaced the water valve and the exact same behavior continued. By elimination, I concluded that the microswitch in the icemaker must be sticking. I removed the icemaker, used a hair blow-dryer to heat/dry out the microswitches and then a little shot of WD-40 on the mechanical arms, switches, and cams fixed it.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Triple Water Valve (Now subbed to Water Inlet Valve)

Part Number: PS7784018

In Stock