Ice Maker Arm is Stuck

October 22, 2013

Ice Maker ArmThe on/off arm won't move all the way down into the on position. This happened suddenly. The last time we had trouble with the ice maker, the problem was simple; the water filter just needed changing. We changed the filter again, but the arm is still stuck. I'm afraid of forcing it. Has anyone else had this problem?


By Miriam C.


June 16, 20220 found this helpful

Mine is doing the exact same thing, did you ever find out what was causing yours to do that?

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July 14, 2019

Why does my arm stay up in the off position after every ice dump, even when ice bucket is empty? I have to go in and manually put arm down every time it dumps.

What is causing this arm to stay up and not come down?


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July 14, 20190 found this helpful

There is usually a problem with the mechanism inside the housing, and the ice maker will have to be replaced.

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July 15, 20190 found this helpful

This ice maker is brand new, out it in about a month ago, still did not make ice, actually the issue was the water intake valve, replaced it, started running fine, but now everytime the ice maker dumps ice, the are goes up, the ice falls into bucket, and the arm stays up and wont come down on it's own. I will check on it periodically finding the arm still up from last dump and put it down.


It will fill with water, go through cycle perfect, then when it dumps into empty bucket, the arm will stay up till I discover it and put it down again... this keeps happening. What can I do, like I said its is practically brand new, it has only turned about 5 or 6 dumps of ice.

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October 9, 20191 found this helpful

SOLUTION: I just had this problem. I removed the icemaker, took off the front cover and then took off the three screws holding the motor and gear mechanism in place. I could then see that the lever mechanism was no longer engaged properly. I realigned the parts and reinstalled the icemaker. There is a thermal switch that needs to get cold again before you can verify that everything is working properly.

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December 30, 20201 found this helpful

I took blow dryer and ran till arm came down. Apparently frozen. Fixed and making ice

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December 2, 2010

The ice maker on my Kenmore refrigerator jams, and now the arm won't work to dispense ice.

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December 2, 2010

The feel arm of my ice maker is stuck "up" so no ice. Is there an easy solution?

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