Question about Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with In-Door-Ice Dispensing System

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Whirlpool refrigerator stopped making ice.

A 14 month old model ED5PHAXSQ 02 stopped making ice. Followed manual for troubleshooting. Refrigerator not moved, no change in connections, in-door storage removed and cleaned and machine turned on. Replaced filter, no ice.

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  • dixiegirl324 Dec 28, 2008

    whirlpool stopped making ice, followed steps in the troubleshooting guide and still no ice, any suggestions?

  • dixiegirl324 Dec 28, 2008

    Whirlpool side by side gold stopped making ice. Followed troubleshooting guide but still no ice. Any suggestions?

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If there are ice cubes in the icemaker sitting there waiting to be dumped then the problem is in the icemaker. If the icemaker is dry then you have a water supply problem, even if you have a water in the door working.
1.Check the fill line inside the freezer at the icemaker, if it is clogged with ice then remove this ice and replace the water valve.

2. Check the water supply. Turn the water supply off, disconnect the water line from the Ref, turn the water back on an fill a small glass. If the water supply is good the solenoid on the water valve should be checked. This is done with an OHM meter.

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When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

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Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
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Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
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