Question about Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side Refrigerator
Is there a heater in the ice maker that once the ice is frozen and ready to be dropped, it heats and detaches the ice and allows the ice to be extracted or dumped?
Yes there is.if the harvest rake is on top of the ice as though it tring to push the ice out,then could be the heater but its very rare.if the harvest rake is kind of level with the ice maker top[horizontal]then it could be the thermostat in the ice maker or a inner ice maker switch or icemaker moduel.it can be tricky.heres an eazy thing to try.it only cost you time.take icemaker out of frezer and rinse out ice in sink,dry and reinstall.if frezer temps normal[close to 0 degrees]then should make ice in 90 min's or so.i hope thats helpful. God bless ,tom
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Yes there is a heater that releases the ice cubes from the tray as they are being elected. There is an overheat thermostate relay inseries with the element in the ice maker assembly. The element is installed in the metal housing that holds the tray.
If the cubes do not release the heater should remain on until they do. Suggest that you turn off the ice maker by lifting arm to off and wait several hours. Open door drop arm and observe. If the cubes remain stuck when ejector fingers attempt to eject and ice doesen't eject then heater is not coming on. Suggest replace ice maker. The parts are easily available and easy to replace!
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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