|The water in my ice maker is not freezing.|
Do not attempt service or replace parts of the appliance unless referred to in the owner??s manual. Follow all safety precautions provided in the owner's manual.
When ice does not freeze solid, typically the freezer is not cold enough, so the freezer temperature should be decreased. We recommend first measuring the freezer temperature, then adjust the control accordingly.
Water not freezing in the ice maker could also be an indication that too much water is entering the ice maker. To adjust the water level, remove the front cover of the ice maker. (On a side-by-side refrigerator, this cover is on the left side of the ice maker.) On the front of the ice maker, there is a small nylon screw that controls the water intake amount. If the screw is turned to the right, it will decrease the amount of water entering the ice maker. If the screw is turned to the left, it will increase the amount of water entering the ice maker. The screw should only be turned ¼ of a turn each time; therefore, more than one adjustment may be required. The maximum adjustment is one full turn in either direction. Additional rotation could damage the ice maker.
Ice cubes are sticking together also indicates there is too much water entering the ice maker, or the freezer temperature is too low. First try adjusting the water level to the right. For instructions on checking the freezer temperature, see the related article referenced to the left, "On which setting should I set my refrigerator / freezer control?" If the ice cubes are hollow, there may not be enough water entering the ice maker. In this case, the water level adjustment screw should be turned to the left. Do not rotate the screw more than one full turn in either direction as damage to the ice maker may occur.
If the ice maker is older, it is possible a problem has developed with the thermostat mechanism. This is something we recommend having checked by an authorized Amana servicer.
If the water supply line has a water filter, check the filter to see if it needs changed. It is also necessary to have the correct water pressure. There should be 20 to 120 pounds of pressure per square inch (PSI). If the refrigerator has a factory-installed water filter, the water pressure should be 35 to 120 PSI.
|Be sure to follow specific, published user-repair instructions, such as these, when you are attempting to service or repair any part of your range. If the instructions don't make sense to you or you aren't sure how to perform them, please call an authorized Amana service provider for assistance. |
|Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any service unless specifically recommended in published user - repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out. |