How Do You Adjust the Water Level on a GE Ice Maker? [Quick Guide]

How do you adjust the water level on a GE ice maker? This article will show you the steps to take to adjust it and fix any issues with the water level.

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How to Adjust the Water Level in a GE Ice Maker

The steps below will show you how to adjust the water level in your ice machine easily:

Step One: Take Off the Ice Maker Cover

First, grab and pull the cover of the ice maker to pop it off. However, if it does not budge, use a flathead screwdriver to pry it off from the bottom.

Step Two: Readjust the Adjustment Set Screw

Next, turn the set screw either clockwise or anticlockwise with a Phillips or a flathead screwdriver. To reduce the water level, turn the screw clockwise. But to increase it, turn it anticlockwise.

The adjustment screw is located on the center-right side of the ice maker and is somewhat embedded into it. You will see a −/+ sign at the top of the screw. The diagram has a line that matches up with the bar on the set screw.

The negative sign is for reducing the level of the water. And the positive sign is for increasing the level.

Note: Using either a flathead or a Phillips screwdriver for the adjustment depends on the screw the ice maker comes with.

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Step Three: Check Ice Production

Finally, replace the ice maker cover and observe the ice production.

It is important to note here that there may be a need to rerun this process several times to ensure you achieve the desired result.

Here is a video showing how to adjust the water level on your GE ice maker…

Your ice maker should make about eight ice cubes per time with a fill time of three seconds on average. Moreover, the appearance of the ice will give you a clue on what type of water level adjustment to make.

However, if your ice maker constantly makes four to five cubes or hollow ice cubes, it shows a low fill problem. Similarly, ice cubes that are smaller than normal are an indication of a low fill problem.

On the other hand, solid chunks of ice cubes indicate an overfill problem. The same is true for larger than the normal-size ice cubes.


Adjusting the water level on your GE ice maker depends on the output problem. Although problems with ice production and size can be resolved with water level adjustment, low water pressure needs attention.

This is because the water pressure can affect ice output from the ice maker. If the pressure is too low, the cubes may be hollow or too small.

Moreover, leaks in the ice maker will require an extensive repair or the services of a repairman/maintenance technician.

If you are in doubt of these recommended steps, consult your user manual. You will see a step-by-step guide on how to adjust the water level on your ice maker.

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