Nowadays the weather is usually very hot so, when you come home after a busy working day you always want to drink a chilled glass of your favorite drink, but what if one day you open the freezer to get some ice cubes and see that your freezer is not working and there aren’t any glistening ice cubes there.
The first thing that comes to your mind is why is my bottom freezer ice maker not working?
There might be some problems that may have occurred which will result in your freezer not working probably. So, after fixing them we will tell you how to reset your freezer.
REASONS THAT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED YOUR LG BOTTOM FREEZER ICE MAKER TO STOP WORKING:
Here below are some problems which may result in stopping the freezer:
- Kinked water line
- Uncleaned water filter
- Temperature setting out of order
- Freezer door malfunction
- Leaked water inlet valve
- Damaged evaporator fan
- Faulty control panel
1. Kinked water line:
A clogged water line is the most common problem, it means that the water line may have some obstruction which will result in less flow of water in the freezer, or sometimes if too much blockage may also stop the flow of water in the freezer.
We can fix it by unblocking the line and see for any leakage of water from the lines. We can either clean it with an unblocking brush or may replace it if necessary. You should also see if they are connected to each other from both ends.
2. Uncleaned water filter:
A dirty water filter is also a problem. It will stop the water from flowing freely and the freezer may be blocked with lots of unnecessary stuff.
But we can fix it by cleaning the water filter thoroughly or if it is damaged and cannot be fixed then we should immediately replace it with a new one.
3. Temperature setting out of order:
Sometimes simple issues might also be a problem such as temperature setting. You may have done everything and then realized that the temperature is not set correctly.
The correct temperature setting range of the freezer is 0 to -4 degrees Fahrenheit for the production of ice so if it is on the right temperature setting it will not cause any problems.
4. Freezer door malfunctions:
Freezer doors are also a major issue sometimes due to either too much storage or due to a used gasket or rubber seal which may result in an opened door.
We can resolve this issue by changing and replacing the seal on the door with a new one for the freezer or by cleaning it properly so, that it works properly, and check especially at night before sleep to see if you have closed the door properly. Also, we should try not to overload the stuff in the freezer and only keep things in the freezer which are necessary
5. Leaked water inlet valve:
An inlet valve is also a basic component in an LG bottom freezer ice maker. It lets the freezer water flow to the water lines, if it accidentally gets damaged the ice maker will not be able to supply water and that would make it difficult for it to make ice.
You can fix it easily as it is electronic we need a multimeter to check and if it is faulty it needs to be replaced.
6. Damage fan motor:
The evaporator fan in the freezer is used to distribute the cold air inside the freezer if it is damaged the air distribution will not be done properly and due to undistributed air only one place will have too much cold air and ice will only freeze there.
You can fix it by turning off the switch of the freezer and now observing if the fan doesn’t have anything stuck in it. You can use a multimeter to check the motor of the fan if needed you should replace it.
7. Problem with the control panel:
If you have checked everything and checked all the above components and everything is working perfectly fine then there might be a problem with the control panel.
It is where all the components join together. It is like the brain of the freezer, it doesn’t get faulty all the time but yes once while if it gets faulty you need to call a professional technician to observe and repair it.
CLEAN THE FREEZER BEFORE RESETTING IT:
When you turn off the freezer all the ice will be melted and there will be small lumps of ice and water so take a bucket and clean the ice from the freezer and collect all the ice in the bucket.
Now take a cloth and clean the water. A cloth that can absorb all the water. Now let the cloth dry and do another swipe to clean the water. If the ice gets stuck on the freezer walls and you can’t make it come out then there is a tool given to you like a spatula. Use it to free the stuck ice.
Once it is all clean and tidy, put your things inside and reset them. You should always clean your freezer once a month or else junk fungus and bacteria will all fill your freezer, so it is better to clean it.
RESET YOUR LG BOTTOM FREEZER ICE MAKER:
Once everything is checked and replaced if needed and you have cleaned the freezer it is time to rest your LG bottom freezer ice maker, here are a few steps that will help you reset it although every LG freezer has it is own way so, do use a manual but many of them have the same method of resetting:
Resetting stepwise instructions:
- First of all, locate the on/off button and do see it, it should be turned on.
- Look at the undersurface of the freezer and look for a test/fill button.
- When you find it, press and hold the button until the ice maker starts a new cycle.
- When it runs through the cycle again it will start filling up the water and the freezing of ice will start again.
- But, if it didn’t start the cycle, remove the freezer bin that you put in and try turning off the icemaker for 30 seconds. After that, turn it back on, then add the bin and press the cycle will start running again.
- Now, you can use your glistened ice cubes and cold drinks to overcome the summer heat.
Now, if after doing all these steps and replacing each part even after resetting it after a few days your freezer again stopped working properly that means it is time to replace the freezer. It is very easy to replace the freezer if you are comfortable working with electrical appliances.
FAQs (frequently asked Q/A)
Ans: After you turn the switch on and plug it back into the socket it takes about 5 to 7 minutes for it to start working again.
Ans: Lose the front cover screw and lift the front cover up and then remove the lid and the screws from the panel cover now see it might be close to the on and off button and slide the cover out. Now on the control panel see for a white button on one of four corners it is the reset button press it and your freezer will reset.
Ans: The best temperature at which your freezer should be set is 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ans: Yes, the ice makers do turn off automatically when the bucket is filled but after some time it turns back again when ice is needed. If it doesn’t turn off temporarily make sure everything like shelves and buckets is well positioned.
Ans: We recommend using bottled and filtered water so that the dirt particles can not enter the freezer.