The Ice Maker is designed to produce ice until the sensors indicate that the ice basket is full. The Ice Maker will then automatically stop the ice-making cycle. During this period, if ice is left in the basket, it will very slowly begin to melt. If ice is removed from the basket, the ice-making process will automatically restart, so fresh ice will be on hand. If no ice is removed, you can press the “ON/OFF” key to restart ice-making at any time.