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GC5SHEXNS Whirlpool icemaker not producing

My icemaker is not making ice and I have reason to believe my problem is the optics sensor. Please advise how I can confirm and if necessary replace?

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I had the same problem. What was happening to my was the silver tube where the water comes out was frozen. I pulled it out and put in in hot water then i put it back in. I also used a hair dryer to make sure nothing else was frozen inside. It works fine now. My frig is 18 yrs old. Now since last night I heard a loud sound like glass breaking. The noise is comming from the motor. We took the backing off to check. The freezer is starting to defrost so my quess is its on its last leg. Maybe someone out there can give me some pointers. Thanks Mrs Ruiz

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Just red light blinking does not mean faulty here. There is a Optical Sensor check sheet. You have to follow those instructions.

Google "Whirlpool Ice Maker Optical Sensor check sheet". You will get the instruction sheet and/or youtube videos on the subject.

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Please check the bellow links to trouble shoot your problem when the icemaker is not making ice:-


http://www.ehow.com/how_4844376_troubleshoot-whirlpool-refrigerator-ice-makers.html


Also check the bellow link for whirlpool icemaker repair guide:-


http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/Whirlpool-icemaker-repair.html


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You said, your ice maker is making a buzzing or humming noise ice maker isn't making much ice. . fridge is about 2 1/2 years old.

This sounds like a clogged water line or a electrical short !
I would get service rather than take a chance on electrical fire.
Or burn up the circuit in the ice maker.


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