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My ice maker isn't making ice anymore. I took it out of the freezer, defrosted the ice mold, reinstalled the ice maker. It filled with water right away, and the water froze, but the motor won't turn to release the ice cubes. I also understand that there is a thermostat that controls the heater on the ice mold. Is this part of the ice maker assembly?

Model Number: ED5PHEXR000
Serial Number: SS2042253

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SOURCE: ice maker making hollow cubes

check your incoming water pressure, change the water filter recently? hollow ice cubes is a sign of low water pressure

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

SOURCE: whirlpool icemaker not making ice

There are instructions available to repair this problem at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com. They also sell the part needed to make the repair. Common problem on these refrigerators that were made in about 2005 or later and have the ice bin bucket on the door.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Bottom Freezer 596.71103101 Ice maker not working right

When the refrigerator was moved, the freezer door may have shifted downward. The switch for the freezer light is on the top of the freezer so it turns off the light when the door closes. The icemaker is also connected to that switch so it won't dump ice when the door is open. The solution is to adjust the door elevation. The easier solution is to attach something to the portion of the door that hits the switch. I used a white coverplate for a wall light switch.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Ice Maker Won't release ice

Jetguy77,

I have a 1993 year (16 years old now) Whirlpool side-by-side with icemaker, Model ED22PW. I have had similar problems with the icemaker - water goes in, freezes, but ice does not eject from tray. It has happened to this unit 2 times since 1993. It turns out the problem is not the thermostat. It is the icemaker motor module. The icemaker has a small synchronous (clock) motor that rotates the ice ejector. When it goes bad, the ejector does not rotate, either because the module timer had failed or the motor itself has failed. The solution is to go to your nearest applinace parts dealer and by a new "icemaker motor module" for Whirlpool Model (your model here). Mine cost $58.85 the last time I replaced it in 2006. To install the new module, you will need to remove the icemaker from the refrigerator. Mine has 3 screws that attach it to the side. Also unplug the power & control cable. The water tube slides out when you pull the unit forward. When you get it out, it is then easy to remove the motor module and insert the new one. You may have to reset the timer on the module to get the tray to fill completely.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: LG ice maker only making two ice cubes at a time

Colenoid in the ice dispenser may be clogged or have a small amount of trash in it. Is there a filter on before the fridge (just after the ice maker shutoff)?

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: water dispenser on front of refrigerator door does not dispense water. Ice Cube maker continues to make ice cubes. Defrosting doesn't fix problem.

Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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