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How do you troubleshoot problems with a Maytag refrigerator ice maker?

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To troubleshoot a Maytag refrigerator ice maker, first identify the specific problem. Common problems with a Maytag ice maker include failure to make ice, failure to turn off and producing too small or too large ice cubes. The ice maker may also produce discolored ice cubes.

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A refrigerator ice maker fails to make ice when the freezer temperature is too high, water pressure is low or when the water filter is worn out. Cleaning the condenser coil and ensuring that the condenser fan is working can help resolve the problem. Additionally, increasing house water supply, as well as replacing the water filter can resolve this.

A faulty shutoff switch can cause the ice maker to make too much ice continuously. To fix this, lift the bail wire and remove the ice bin, use a screwdriver to remove the ice maker, clean it, and reinstall it. Low water pressure, a defect with the water fill tubes or incorrect settings in the cube size control can result in irregularly sized ice cubes. Increasing the household water supply, warming the fill tube and fill cup, and adjusting the cube size control can eliminate this.

Absence of a supply line filter or dirty ice mold tray can cause discolored ice cubes. Installing a supply line filter in the refrigerator and cleaning the ice mold tray can help to rectify this.

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