Have a Whirlpool side-by-side fridge. 1 1/2 years old. Ice is either hollow, whole, or splattering all over the place. Have tried to change the flow of water...but kind of clueless here. How do you determine PSI? Do I have to shell out 90 bucks for someone to set the water flow?
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Ice makers are some of the most worked part of a refrigerator and have about a five year lifespan. There are just too many things that can go wrong that can stop the ice making process. To explain the process of a Whirlpool ice maker I am going to post a Whirlpool Ice Maker Troubling pdf and a short YouTube Icemaker Repair toutorial. If you have any questions I will be here to assist you, Thanks Sea Breeze
I would guess that the freezer is turned down too low to give the water in the ice maker time enough to freeze solid before the action of the ice maker completes it's cycle. Turn the freezer thermostat up to max and see if this makes a difference. After checking, if the ice is frozen solid, then dial it back half way between where you had it set and max, then check again.
I had a Whirlpool Model GD5SHAXNS in which the icemaker quit working about the same time (3 years old). I had water out the dispenser, I found that it was the icemaker itself failed not calling for water to fill it. I replaced it with a icemaker on-line for about $100 and problem fixed. I have been told his is a common problem with the icemaker in this model ref.
Your unit has infered sensors on the frezzer left and right walls. There is a diagnostic test sheet brown in color in your kick plate.All you have to do is open frezzer door look on the right sensor it should blink twice followed by a 1-2 sec delay,if that is good press in flapper door on right sensor do not block path of infered beam you will not see a beam its invisable.Once you hold in flapper on right sensor the led should be solid.If solid optics are good if not solid led replace optic sensors
Low water pressure usually the cause of that, just like when you get hollow ice cubes as explained here: http://www.applianceaid.com/icemaker.html#hollow (http://www.applianceaid.com/icemaker.html#hollow)
Hollow ice is a sign that the icemaker is not getting enough water.
You will want to make sure there is enough water coming to the fridge and any filters in the system are clean.
If you need help checking it, please post the complete model number from the fridge and I can help you more.