How To Reset Igloo Ice Maker-An Ultimate Guide

I got my new Igloo Ice maker from the market and it suddenly stopped working. I didn’t know what to do in this case. Someone advised me to reset my Igloo Ice maker.

If you are also facing the same issue and your ice maker stops working, you can fix it by resetting it to its factory settings.

This means it will start making ice from scratch, which can take anywhere from five to 24 hours depending on the size of the machine and the type of ice it makes (cubed or crushed). Here are the steps to do so.

Turn off the breaker, then unplug

If your ice maker is resetting itself, there could be a power surge somewhere along your home’s electrical lines. An easy fix is to turn off the breaker, then unplug your unit for a few minutes. Wait for a few minutes and plug it back in to see if it resets again.

If so, call an electrician to find out why it is causing a power surge. If not try restarting with control panel buttons: The most common way of turning off or on an ice maker that keeps self-resetting is through its control panel buttons.

While these are mostly found on newer models, there are some older models that can still be turned off using buttons instead of digital screens.

How To Reset Igloo Ice Maker

Remove the front panel

Most ice makers are pretty intuitive—they have an on/off switch, a start button, and occasionally a light that tells you whether they’re producing cubes. To reset your ice maker after it freezes or stops working, you need to open up its front panel by removing any screws holding it in place.

The specific placement of these screws will vary depending on your brand and model but should be fairly easy to find by looking at your machine’s exterior.

Once you’ve removed all necessary screws, pry off or pull up on your ice maker’s front panel (you may need a screwdriver for assistance).

Push reset button on circuit board

If you need to reset your Igloo ice maker, you can do so by pushing in and holding a small black reset button located on the circuit board of your ice maker.

The reset button is located next to (or underneath) fuses, so you may have to unscrew the cover.


Look for a tiny black or red plunger sticking out, if you see that then push it back in with a flat head screwdriver. Then turn ice maker back on and give it several hours to refill. This should solve any problems with ice production.

Replace front panel

Press on both sides of the front panel to unlock it. Press and hold the OFF button for 3 seconds or until the ice maker stops running. Press the ON button.

Wait at least 5 minutes for the ice maker to fill with water before trying to use it again. Replace bottom panel: Unplug the refrigerator from the electrical outlet.

Remove old door gasket by loosening screws around the perimeter of door opening and gently pulling gasket up and off bottom panel once screws are loose.

Plugin and turn on the breaker

With your new refrigerator, you’ll want to make sure that you plug it in and turn on your breaker. Failure to do so could damage your appliances, meaning repairs cost more than a replacement.

Check your instruction manual for any detailed instructions about what order things need to be turned on. Oftentimes, for refrigerators, you’ll want to plug it in first before turning on your breaker box.

Once everything is powered up and running properly, it’s time to get cool!

Also read: Old GE Fridge Ice Maker Not Working Solved


If your ice maker is flashing four red lights, you may need to reset it. How to reset your ice maker? Everything in the points mentioned above.

This can be accomplished by unplugging your refrigerator and/or freezer, then plugging them back in. If that doesn’t do it, check to see if you have any ice buildup at either end of your icemaker unit.

A blockage can sometimes cause a power surge, which could also result in four red lights.

If necessary, unplug your refrigerator and/or freezer again to allow any residual water or ice to melt away; water usually stays on top of or inside icemaker units for easy removal.

Hope you will be able to solve the problem. If you really did, do let me know down in the comments section.

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