Frigidaire Ice Maker Dispenser Repair

Frigidaire Ice Maker Dispenser Repair

Having issues with your Frigidaire Ice dispenser? Thawing it out takes care of many issues including loud fan noise, ice melting out ice dispenser and ice not dispensing.
Watch me thaw out the Ice Maker on this Frigidaire FGHB2869LFA. I add a piece of foil to attempt keep the drain tube free of ice and prevent this from happening again. I also check the auger motor because it is stuck.

If you find issues, here’s some links to parts for this fridge:
Gasket Set – keeps the icemaker sealed from the fridge air:
Icemaker Thermostat Defrost:
Defrost Heater:
Fan Assembly:
Solenoid Assembly:

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Warning: You assume ALL risk for any repair attempts. I’m not responsible for any damage and/or injuries as a result of watching this video. If in doubt, consult a qualified professional repair technician.

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  1. Katelyn Ligrow
    Katelyn Ligrow 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    This was so helpful! I will have to go back to reseal I believe as commentary said below since I took the entire ice box off but mine had a gigantic block of ice on the coils all the way through

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  2. Trevor Bryant
    Trevor Bryant 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    2011 model. Icemake does not work. Water dispenser does not work. Huge block of ice on back of Fridge. I('m think it will cost more to repair than buying a new one, but not a Frigidaire. Am I right?

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  3. Rob Smith
    Rob Smith 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Just found this video, as our old 5 year old fridge was having similar issues. Going to fix it this time, and if it continues to have this problem, we're going to toss and find a new one. Its weird that this design has this very big flaw in it, and the only way to fix is to take apart and defrost.

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  4. Thành Nguyễn
    Thành Nguyễn 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Could you show me how to turn off ice maker? I don’t see the wire signal arm.

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  5. Allie Hunter
    Allie Hunter 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Geez. I'm glad I paid for extended warranty. That's my model. It stopped making ice. I'm calling repair dude.
    You have to do all this every few months? Wow

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  6. Jim Daniels
    Jim Daniels 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    I fixed it!! Now I have plenty of ice ALL the time! For about $150 total cost! EZ install!! Here's how to fix it… Search Amazon for: "Frigidaire EFIC452-SSRED XL Maker, Makes 40 Lbs. of Clear Square Ice Cubes A Day, Stainless, Red Steel" Seriously, I got the icemaker working again, defrosted it and ran a copper wire off the defrost heater, and now it makes ice again, but such a piddly small amount. Get the "clear square cubes" type of icemaker that makes 40 lbs per day. I got the Frigidaire model because it was red to match other kitchen appliances. They're all made in the same factory in China probably anyway, and have different branding stuck on them on the outside, same guts. Euhomy, Frigidaire, same thing it seems. I only have to run the icemaker once a week, fill up the bin, and it's nice to have ice water again.

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  7. legit_h4x0r
    legit_h4x0r 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    It’s mind blowing that they can’t nail something as seemingly simple as an ice maker in 2021. I don’t buy a warranty on nearly anything, but I did on my fridge JUST because the ice makers always break.

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  8. Ryan Dalling
    Ryan Dalling 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    at like 1:38 you remove a piece by pushing tabs… where are the tabs to push? I missed something in there.

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  9. Telescopium
    Telescopium 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    factory kit for this situation – 5303918784 — make sure it has the metal housing

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  10. A C
    A C 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    This video is a great supplement to yours… especially if you have a rust spot and ice buildup on the OUTSIDE rear of the refrigerator:

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  11. Nathan Carr
    Nathan Carr 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    I followed this and now my ice auger is spinning the wrong way. Anyone else have this problem?

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  12. Stephen Rydlewski
    Stephen Rydlewski 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    anyone having issues with ice maker DO WHAT Matt did. Solved our ice maker issue!

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  13. A C
    A C 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Did the foil work at keeping the ice from building up again? Thanks for the video!

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  14. Joshua Marchbank
    Joshua Marchbank 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    I’ve done this every 9 months for 4 years. Do not buy this fridge. Great video though. Thanks man

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  15. James Gray
    James Gray 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Excellent video Matt!

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  16. Jay Doty
    Jay Doty 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Quick question. My tray fills with water and freezes but doesn’t unload. Is this a heater issue? If so, will a new ice maker fix the problem?

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  17. Anthony Martin
    Anthony Martin 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    THERE A SERVICE KID FOR THE GASKETS TO HELP STOP THE AIR LEAKS 5303918737 Refrigerator Ice Maker Gasket Kit

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  18. Scott Mijin
    Scott Mijin 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Funny thing is Frigidaire is still using that same ice maker machine for their current refrigerators

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  19. Glen Capobianco
    Glen Capobianco 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    I wonder if adding the foil helped in the long run. -? Also maybe if it freezes up, just run the defrost cycle. I didn't know the trick to press the temp + & – at the same time for 5 seconds. Perhaps that is all that is needed to defrost the ice maker. Cheers.

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  20. Regina A
    Regina A 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    I just need to know how to turn off the ice maker. Is there a switch somewhere??

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  21. PudeeUnique
    PudeeUnique 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Mine box is frozen and won't come out, can you post something to tell me how to get it unstuck? Plz

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  22. indiomonk123
    indiomonk123 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Matt thanks again for this video! They came out about a year ago and fixed it but since I melted some of the plastic near the back of the fridge before they cam out with a hair dryer the fix only lasted so long. I took the icemaker out yesterday and had to thaw the BIG BLOCK of ice on the defrost unit and then I re sealed everything tight with white rubber sealant. Now it works perfect and hopefully will last a long time. Next time this goes out I think I might just get a new fridge.

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  23. bluusoda
    bluusoda 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Hey guys – just wanted to share a fix you might want to try. I had a repair guy finally look at my ice maker (2018 fridge). Turns out there was a design problem (he spoke to someone from Electrolux). Air was seeping into the hole where the waterline goes. If you live someplace that has high humidity it could cause the line to freeze. The fix was to insulate the line in the fridge and also seal the hole. Used to freeze up after 2 days and stop making ice. Has been running great for 2.5 weeks now and makes ice much much faster. Good luck!

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  24. LCort101
    LCort101 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Awesome! Thanks!

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  25. Kelli Ferraro
    Kelli Ferraro 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    We just moved into a house with this fridge, and the ice maker fills up the cube thing and then almost immediately dumps the water into the gasket. Would taking this apart and putting it back together fix this, or what could be causing this?

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  26. D fitz
    D fitz 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    are you kidding, people do not do this, you will be right back again removing that tin foil LOL I am a appliance repair man!

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  27. John Hamlyn
    John Hamlyn 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Great…helped me a lot with fixing my unit

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  28. Andre' Jeanpierre
    Andre' Jeanpierre 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    100% was able to repair my own frig with this video. Thank you so much!

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  29. Anthony Michael
    Anthony Michael 14 March, 2022, 10:14

    Great Video, Totally solved my Issue, Had been looking for a week for a solution, Thank you!!!

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