Question about Whirlpool GD2SHGX Refrigerator
Ice maker stopped making ice after 2yrs and 1 month. The fill tube is not blocked with ice and makes ice about once every two weeks but doesn't dump it into the bucket it just sits on top of the ice maker. I took the ice maker off for a couple of days when put back it does the same thing. Is their any part that can be replaced to help my problem instead of replacing the entire unit which will cost about $200. Thanks for allowing me too vent about this piece of ****. Any help will be appreciated.
This is almost always due to a faulty shutoff valve. The valve is at the back, where the water line connects to the refrigerator. Turn off the water supply, remove the water line with a wrench. You should be able to take out the valve with a few screws and by removing one or two wiring clips and the plastic line on the other side leading to the fridge. A new one costs about $60 - $80 at a appliance parts store. Bring the old one with you, and the refrig. model number, and make sure the new one looks the same as the old.
The problem stems from the valve continuing to leak a bit of water to the icemaker after it fills the tray and shuts off. This trickle of water freezes and blocks the line, so matter how many times you defrost it, it will just happen again.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
I suspect the Ice machine motor. But I want you to check the motor values as indicated in the below service manual link:
It is a BIG file, so give it time to load/download. Page 4-2 is where the Ohm readings are.
I know you already replaced the motor, but these are things we cannot predict and motors do indeed fail from time to time.
Please let me know if this helped you
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Posted on Sep 03, 2011
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