Refrigerators and freezers play an important role in keeping our food safe, but it’s possible that your LG refrigerator could have problems like frozen water or ice in the icemaker compartment.
Fortunately, these issues are fixable—but first, you need to reset the ice maker on your LG refrigerator before you can tackle the problem! Follow these nine easy steps to reset your LG refrigerator ice maker and get things working again!
Step 1: Fill The Water Filter Compartment
Make sure you place a new water filter into your refrigerator. You can’t continue until you replace your old filter with a new one. The easiest way to do it is by following these steps: First, turn off your ice maker. Turn off your water supply at its source.
Open up compartment for ice and remove old filters. Put in new filters and then make sure that the compartment door closes properly so that no water will leak from there. Now, turn on your water supply to its normal operation mode, but don’t turn on ice making function yet until we tell you so later in next steps below.
Step 2: Drain & Re-Fill The Machine
Disconnect your ice maker from its power source, turn off your water supply to it and drain all of its water out. Once you’ve done that, reconnect it to power and make sure you can hear a slight buzzing sound coming from inside.
The buzzing is normal—it’s caused by a little motor that turns some gears which push down on a bucket to crush ice cubes out of it (more on how those work in step #3). Next, fill up the bucket with more fresh water and re-secure your access panel into place.
Step 3: Add Water Purifier if Required
The counter gap that is created after removing inner ice maker shelf should allow you to add water purifier very easily. It will create space for Water Purifier and its pipes in gaps created by ice maker removal.
It will take hardly few minutes to install water purifier in gaps between freezer and refrigerator sides of a refrigerator. Remove inner ice maker shelf and put water purifier with fitting into spaces left by inner ice maker shelf.
Push them in until they are fixed into place. Re-install remaining parts of an ice maker back as instructed, except for inner ice tray compartment (do not re-install it). Refer to step 8 again if you want to do so, otherwise skip it.
Step 4: Let it Sit For 10 Minutes & Empty
What you want to do is let your refrigerator sit for 10 minutes after unplugging it. This will allow time for any water to drain from your ice maker and into a tray. After 10 minutes, find that tray and empty it out.
If there is a lot of water, expect an overflow from one of those cups on top of your freezer door; don’t worry about wasting that water. The excess can cause problems with mold if not emptied regularly as well. Once you have emptied out that tray, you should be good to go!
Step 5: Check the Pump
Pull up on your water dispenser and check to see if any ice falls into it. If so, move onto Step 7. If not, go back to Step 4 and look for another cause.
Remember, you’re looking for clogs that could prevent ice from falling into your dispenser. Something such as a freezer air vent is much less likely to cause an issue than a jammed tray!
Step 6: Clean Condenser Coil If Needed
The condenser coil is a part of your refrigerator that’s designed to regulate temperature. If your refrigerator is not cooling properly, it could be due to a build-up of lint or dust on the coil. A quick fix for this issue can be as simple as vacuuming off any loose debris.
A more involved repair may require disconnecting and cleaning it with vinegar, then running hot water over it until you can no longer smell vinegar. Finally, reattach it to your fridge and see if it’s working properly again.
Step 7: Reset The Control Board If Necessary
If you have made it to Step 7, you have probably tried a few things that did not work. If none of your fixes got your ice maker running again, you may need to reset the control board in order to start fresh with a new set of codes.
(Note: even if all has been going well, it’s still worth checking out and resetting every now and then just to keep things clean.) It is quite easy to do; here’s how Unplug the refrigerator from its power source for at least 30 seconds.
The exact amount of time isn’t important as long as it’s long enough for you to get around back without being electrocuted. Once unplugged, locate your ice maker on top of or behind your refrigerator and remove any protective coverings or panels that might be hiding its circuit board.
Locate two small screws holding down a metal cover over where you will find an array of buttons and LED lights. Remove these screws using either a screwdriver or by hand—but don’t lose them! Place them somewhere safe so they don’t get lost while you’re working on getting your ice maker up and running again.
Step 8. Wait 20 minutes & empty again if needed.
If your refrigerator’s ice maker is still making too much ice, it’s time to let some melt. You can try again in 24 hours and possibly get a better result. The melting process may continue over multiple days depending on how quickly your ice melts or if you have adjusted settings on your refrigerator.
Once things seem to be back to normal, don’t forget to keep an eye on them and perform these reset procedures once a month until you are happy with your results.
If you followed these steps but found that your refrigerator’s ice maker still isn’t producing enough ice, check out section 4 of our troubleshooting guide for additional assistance and possible solutions.
Step 9. Replace Water Filter and Run Machine (Optional)
If you haven’t already replaced your refrigerator water filter, now is a good time to do it. A new filter helps eliminate any bad tastes and odors from water entering your ice maker. Your owner’s manual will tell you when it’s time to replace your filter.
Once you have a new one in place, run ice cubes through your ice maker to help flush out any leftover gunk and give your new filter a head start on purifying water as soon as possible.
If your ice maker is broken and you can’t figure out why, resetting it may be a quick fix. Check out these easy steps to learn how to reset an LG refrigerator ice maker. If you’re still having problems after trying all of these steps, don’t give up; there may be something seriously wrong with your appliance.
You might have to contact customer service or bring in a professional repairman. Keep reading below for more information on what could go wrong with your refrigerator and what you can do about it.