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Whirlpool stylt ice maker repair and troubleshooting

Ice maker repair and troubleshooting

Whirlpool style ice maker repair and troubleshooting

Now that the warmer months of the year are near,everyone will want to have the ice maker running. But in these days they are not as dependable as they use to be. So i have compiled videos from around the web ensuring you the probability of keeping that ice maker production rolling at a very cost effective way. Most of my customers think they need to replace the whole ice maker when in fact in most cases you can purchase just a component or the control module to repair it.

First thing we need to do is learn just how a ice maker works and how to check some of the components in the ice maker. You won't even need to pull your refrigerator out to check the water inlet valve...it can be checked on the ice maker itself.

But you will need to use a volt meter to do some of the checks. They are inexspensive and with the correct instructions can be used to troubleshoot not only ice makers but most of your appliances.

Volt meter or muti meter


So click on this link to learn how to use the volt meter.
click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nddAA5IAUik

Now that you can effectively use your meter,let us now look at the video on how a ice maker works and how to check the components.
Click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCUgA5T5ASw

Whirlpool style icemaker



Here is another way to check the water valve
Click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYCJr9dc3E

Two coil water valve,one coil for the dispenser and one coil for the icemaker.Located in the rear lower panel along side of the compressor.



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My Daewoo side by side refrigerator ice tray is not spinning over to release the ice how can this be remided


First thing I would do is to try a reset. Here's a YouTube video showing how to do this: Daewoo How to Reset the Ice Maker American Style Fridge Freezer

and here's a generic "how to" guide on troubleshooting and repairing most types of refrigerator ice makers.
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The ice maker has completely stopped producing ice Check to see whether the ice maker has been turned off. Here's how to check. Look for a wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. On some units you simply lower the wire to the down position to turn the ice maker on. On others, you lower a small red plastic lever to lower the wire. If the wire is in the proper position check the freezer temperature, it should be between 0-8 degrees Fahranheit. If it is warmer than 10-12 degrees, the ice maker may not produce any ice. Check your door seals and thermostat, repair/replace as necessary.

The ice maker is producing ice poorly When an ice maker is producing ice poorly--when it produces just a few cubes or none, or when the cubes are too small--it's usually because of a clogged water line or a defective water inlet valve.

First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.

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A warmer can mean two things when considering a refrigerator. The first will be a evaporator core warmer or heater. This device is essentially an element that keeps ice from forming on the core. It is controlled by a defrost timer and a thermostat. Once the timer reaches a set interval, it will initiate the warmer/heater to defrost the evaporator core. This mechanism will keep the core free of ice, which in return, keeps the unit operating as designed. The second type of "warmer" is a water line warmer or heater. This is a thin copper or steel line that is wrapped around the inlet lines inside your unit. This type of warmer/heater keeps the inlet lines from freezing over inside the unit. If the line freezes, they cant transfer water to the dispenser and ice maker. This style of warmer prevent s these important lines from freezing over.

Additionally; some side by side units have divider warmers to keep the condensation down that can form in the summer months. This type of warmer is mounted inside the frame, near the divider, and is an automatic functioning device.

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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why ice makers do not work.

Ice Maker Problems and Ice Maker Troubleshooting

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