i want to show teach you how to reset lg refrigerator ice maker we have an LG slim space plus ice system
and today i want to show you how to do some diagnosis some testing and tearing down on this unit to get in there and figure out how to do everything
you may have some questions about the system i want to help you today it’s an LMXS 27626 system it’s not very hard to get to everything in it
so let’s go through this next few minutes and see what we can do on this refrigerator today.
first thing that we want to do is take apart related components to the ice making system on many newer lg refrigerators the water reservoir is hidden behind this bottom refrigerator door bin.
However, sometimes it is instead the water filter behind this on some models that I’ve seen to remove the reservoir you’ll need to remove the single screw
with a phillips head screwdriver then depress the retention tab on the right side of the panel to release the reservoir cover
the cover pivots on the left side of this door on this model to reveal the tank so make sure to attempt opening it from the right side where the tab is
the reason you may want to investigate the water tank is if the valve has failed or more likely the tank has frozen up preventing the ice maker from getting the water it needs to make ice cubes.
the tank on this unit is fine but now you know how to access it and if need defrost it or replace something.
To access the ice maker and its components simply pull the gray lever
and pull the exterior door away from the ice maker revealing all of its internal components
to remove the ice bin pull slightly up, then roll the top of the bin outward to remove this is a little trickier than it looks and you want to be careful not to damage the ice maker or its sensors
when doing this the instruction panel on the inside of the exterior door has some directions and it can make this job just a little bit easier for testing the lg ice maker ensure that the unit is turned on
now at times it may also be wise to power cycle the unit itself first Now motor attempt to work, when it’s powered on or at least it should attempt, next let’s test the ice maker button located here
circled is the small rubber button that begins the ice maker tests on this lg fridge you need to press and hold the button for a few seconds
in this case i kept it pressed for quite some time probably longer than what was needed but it began to test flawlessly without issues.
now the lg tray will run a dump cycle if the ice maker actually has ice in it remember that it will in fact dump the ice out and straight on to your floor.
so you may want to have your ice bucket handy you cannot access this test with the bucket fully installed meaning you do have to make a choice on how to capture the ice
the ice maker test from the top of the ice maker rather than the bottom initially when i thought i ran the test t would go clockwise and counter motions
test it multiple times to ensure that the test and ice maker run properly, to remove the ice maker from the housing you need to remove these three screws from the ice maker
all you will need is a standard phillips head screwdriver to do this
make sure not to remove the other screws as they hold components in on the ice maker like the motor and auger and then the ice maker itself, you do want to take out the whole assembly first then take the components out later, once the screws have been removed you can pull on the housing to remove it
but there is a wire harness at the top that we have to unhook before the ice maker can be fully removed
this harness is rather large and difficult to remove and the ice maker is very heavy.
you will need to account for the weight in fact the unit will want to fall downward when you remove this harness.
so make sure it’s suspended and accounted for during the removal process here’s the whole assembly removed.
so you can inspect or replace the entire assembly and or its components two screws hold the ice maker onto the plastic assembly
and there are two or three screws on the front for the ice auger motor
so here’s the general overview of the ice maker assembly
next to the ice maker housing itself reinstalling the seam or a new ice maker assembly works exact same way in reverse.
you’ll put the harness in first then seat the ice maker housing assembly into the ice maker cabinet snugly then finally install the three screws to secure it all in place.
It only took me a minute and a half to reinstall this entire assembly.
one area of the ice maker assembly to investigate is the air vents that go from the refrigerator itself to the ice maker to freeze the ice
these vents in their associated gaskets could see degradation over their life span causing the freezing cold air to escape causing the ice maker not to cool for ice potentially
finally one of the last things i wanted to teach you how to remove and replace the water filter as it could affect the ice maker you want to make
sure the water is shut off to the refrigerator at the valve supply the filter simply comes out by pulling down and forward towards the front of the refrigerator
and then you can insert it back the very same way, and i think that’s it for this basic guide on an lg ice maker now if you still have problems feel free to leave a comment.