GE Refrigerator Ice Maker Stopped Working?

There is no argument that they don’t make refrigerators like they used to.  The plastic is easily broken and the designs are less than optimal.  Fortunately, between amazon and youtube you’ll find that most homeowners can fix their refrigerator themselves with in under and hour and less than $100.

Ice makers are commonly problematic on GE refrigerators.  The plastic will break, they will overfill with water, underfill, stop filling altogether, stop spinning to drop the ice, spin but not drop the ice or sometimes they’ll just keep making too much ice and not stop!

If your GE refrigerator ice maker quit working or performs less than optimally then you have a few options.  1.  Call a repairman and spend $400-$500 to fix it, 2. buy a new refrigerator, 3. just live without or 4.  FIX IT YOURSELF!

Most ice maker repairs will require a complete ice maker kit replacement  but they are relatively easy to replace.  Some homeowners claim it took less than 15 minutes to replace their icemaker with this GE WR30X10093 ice maker replacement kit.

Here are a few reviews from customers who have used this ice maker kit to replace their GE refrigerator ice maker that stopped working.

“My ice maker stopped working and my handyman said just to replace it (about 5-6 years old). I finally got tired of buying bags of ice and ordered this ice maker…I received the product sooner than stated, read the directions, watched a YouTube video and decided to tackle installation myself… I couldn’t be more pleased and it would have taken about 15 minutes if I weren’t confused by the Stripper Plate step.”

“My GE fridge decided to stop making Ice a while ago…Once everything was installed I turned it on and it started making ice right away. At this point the bin is full of ice and I no longer have to buy bags and fill the thing up. I honestly don’t know why I waited this long. Works great in my GE fridge.”

“I replaced my original icemaker, which wouldn’t stop making ice, with this one, which works just fine. The cubes are a little bit smaller than before, but no big deal. ”

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This replacement part fixed my br0ken icemaker. I was surprised how easy it was to install. Now I get great ice again without buying it from the store!


Great to hear! I hope you found the new icemaker install a quick and simple process. In any case, much better than paying $500 for a repairman.

Ed Bauman

GE refrigerator model gts18xcsarww does not stop making ice when the bucket is full. WIll part WR29X5171 switch fix the problem.