Question about Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator with In-Door-Ice Dispensing System
Saturday night water started flowing out of the ice maker slot in the door. It stopped after a minute or 2 but the ice maker hasn't worked right since. it stopped making ice that night. The next morning unplugged the fridge, for a while and plugged it back in. The ice Maker started back to life but barely. it has now maybe dumped 2 things of ice in 15 hours. Now there is ice ready again but it hasn't dumped it into the box for 7 hours. Just unplugged the unit again with no luck this time. With the problems I've read here does this seem like a control module problem?
SOURCE: no water to the Ice Maker
sorry to hear that i hope i still can help check the fill tube that fills your ice maker see if it is frozen if it defroated with a hair dryer if there is no frost then you might have a bad water valve you see there are 2 selenoids on valve one for dispenser and the other one for the ice maker so if you don't get water it could be the valve look at the ice maker are the forks pointing up or down if they are down then you have a bad module on ice maker that is the front part of it. if they are pointing to 1oclock then check valve and tube
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
SOURCE: whirlpool ice maker
the icemaker turns the valve on. the valve does not decide on its own when to squirt some water. sounds to me like the guy nailed it. however if the ice maker is going through the cycles and sending 120v to the valve but no water then the valve is suspect. also you could have a blockage somewhere. was the repairman REALLY only at your place for 2 minutes? 45 is a great price for a service call by the way. you must not have a car and be unaware that the price of fuel is over 3 dollars a gallon.
I get 55-65 for a service call and it is considered earned the minute the doorbell rings. not trying to be rude but if the guy came and touble shot your prob for 45 dollars you got your moneys worth
Posted on Apr 25, 2008
If you have a whirlpool icemaker inside of your freezer (I've read on other posts that whirlpool ice makers are installed in various makes and models), there is a white cover over the ice maker (it's square). Remove the square cover with your hands or stick a flat head screwdriver in the side until you can pull it off.
Once the white square cover is removed, you should see a white wheel with gear teeth. In the middle of the white wheel is a plastic snap that should be holding it in. I noticed that one of the little plastic snaps was broken...which caused my "no ice" problem. A simple test is to push the white wheel toward the icemaker. If the wheel starts turning, you have found the problem. You see, behind the whhite wheel are metal contacts that need pressure for the ice maker to work. Without the center plastic snaps holding it it, the pressure is gone...and so is the metal to metal contact.
I previously called Whirlpool, searched all of the web...to no avail. Every other solution was "check for ice blocking the water tube" or "replace your water filter". That's all balony. If your regular water dispenser is working, you don't have an ice problem. And if your water dispenser is working, you don't have to change your fitler either.
If you realize that the little white wheel is the culprit, just google "whirlpool module" and you will see it for sale. I found one on ebay for under thirty buckaroos with free shipping.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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