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Re: in the door ice maker has stopped working. the light...
When you look at this icemaker there are 2 sets of strippers 1 stationary the other moves. teh one that moves is normally at 2 o'clock position facing the front cover of icemaker. if these teeth are in anyother position for longer than 10-20 minutes then you most likely have a bad motor module on the icemaker, this is a very easy repair you will need partnumber 8201515 from whirlpool or local appliance supply house. thx peyton
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There are two sides to a water control valve Cindy. One side for the dispenser and one side for the ice maker. Feel inside the ice maker slots for any remaining ice cubes. If the ice maker has no ice fill with tap water and if after the water freezes and drops the ice into the ice container and then does not refill with water the problem points to the dual water control valve. If the ice just sits in the ice maker and does nothing then this points to a defective ice maker. What is the model number of the refrigerator?
Thanks for the model number. If the ice slots inside the ice maker are empty try pouring tap water in and allow the water to freeze. If after the water freezes the ice drops into the ice bucket and the ice maker does not refill this would indicate that the side of the=> W10408179 Water Inlet Valve is defective on the side that controls ice maker water supply. If the ice maker just sits there and does nothing this would point to a defective ice maker. Depending what is wrong with the ice maker will determine what parts are replaced. Here is a list of those parts here=> Kenmore Refrigerator Model 106.51552104 Ice Maker Parts and if need you may be able to find a complete ice maker replacement by asking. Most people don't like replacing ice maker parts. I am here should you have questions or comments, Sea Breeze
The water and ice maker are two seperate water control valves built onto the same. Your water control valve for the ice maker may be defective and require that you change the set. Fill ice maker with tap water and allow the water to freeze. If the ice maker dumps the ice into ice bin and then does not refill then this points to the water control valve. If the ice maker does nothing after water freezes then the problem is the ice maker. Send me a model number and I will look up the part numbers for you, Thanks, Sea Breeze
You have two sides to the water control valve so look inside your ice maker and see if after the last ice harvest your ice maker refilled with water. If half full or empty try filling the ice maker with tap water up to the top of the the ice maker. If the ice maker dumps the ice after the water freezes then does not refill with water this will point to the WR57X10051 Dual Water Inlet Valve If the ice maker does nothing once filled with tap water will point to the WR30X10093 Ice Maker Assembly and will be better to repace. I will be here should you have more questions, Thanks Sea Breeze
Pour about 2/3 cup of water into the icemaker . After freezing , it dumps , replace the dual water inlet valve behind the refrig . If it does not dump the cubes , check that the coils are clean under the refrig at the bottom in front , and if they are and the freezer seems to cool good , then replace the ice maker .
NOTE : If the ice maker dumps and not refil with water , replace the valve AND check the tube which fills the ice maker inside , to make sure ice has not frozen inside the tube , which also indicates a bad water valve ( seeps ( not closing completely )) .
Most likely the water control valve on the rear of the refrigerator is defective for the ice maker side of the valve. Try filling the ice maker with tap water and let freeze. If the ice drops and cycles and does not refill then the water valve is the problem. If the ice maker does nothing when you try this the ice maker is the reason. Send me your model number and I can tell you the parts that need replaced. Let me know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
It's is possible that the dual water control valve on rear of refrigerator is defective on the side that controls water to the ice maker. The part number is 4389177 or 949403 Water Control Valve. Pour tap water into your new ice maker. If when the water freezes and dumps the ice there is no refill of water I would believe the water control valve is defective. Sea Breeze
I know this is late but I will tell you that most times the water control valve on the rear of refrigerator is the reason for the ice maker not to refill. Yours uses a part number 61005626 dual water control. One side for dispenser and the other side for the ice maker. You may test the ice maker to insure that it works by filling with tap water. Let freeze and if it dumps the then ice maker will try to refill after each cycle. If the water control valve works it will refill. Let me know if you still need assistance. Thank You, Sea Breeze
If tray is empty lets fill with water from tap and wait to see if it freezes and dumps. If yes and don't refill then I need the model number so I can help you better. It may need a water control valve or a thermostat, Thanks, Se Breeze