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Can the Water Filter Cause the Ice Maker Not to Work?

If your ice maker is not working there are several potential reasons including a clogged or partially clogged water filter. Read ton learn more about this possibility as well as other common reasons for an ice maker not to work.

Clogged or Partially Clogged Filters Can Cause Numerous Issues

If you have a clogged or partially clogged filer then you could have slow running water from your dispenser or no water running throughout at all. This is why we recommend replacing your filter at least every six months. We can help you locate and install the right filter for your unit.

If you are not sure if your filter is clogged, take the filter out and install the bypass plug. Then try the dispenser and note how the water flows. If it has improved greatly then the issue is with the filter and it is time to replace it. If you have no bypass plug, one did not come with your unit, or you have misplaced it, check with the manufacturer to see if you can get a free one.

In Some Cases It May Be Necessary to Change Your Water Filter More Frequently

While six months is a rule of thumb, if you live in an area with new construction then there could be more sediment getting into your water system, which can clog the filter more quickly and require more frequent changing. If you have hard water then you may need to change it more frequently. After you have changed it a few times and experienced the improved function, you will be able to more easily tell when it is time to change it.

More Common Issues That Can Cause Your Ice Maker Not to Work

While a clogged water filter could be the cause of your ice maker not working, there are more common causes. First, make sure that your icemaker is simply turned on and plugged in. Check the power cord and make sure it is plugged in. Take a look at the feeler arm or paddle to confirm it can move freely. If there is ice blocking it, then the ice maker will get the message it should not be producing more ice.

Check the water supply to make sure it is going from the fridge to your freezer. Check to make sure the fill tube is not frozen.