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Ice Maker too slow

My Whirlpool side by side ice maker is making ice way too slow. It was really fast before. Iv'e had it for 2 years now. The water is filling fast enough and the temp is low enough, but it is very slow through the cycle to dump and refill with water. Is there anyway to adjust the speed of the cycle? Thanks for the help..........

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Re: Ice Maker too slow

Bayfishr, I'll try to give you an idea on how this thing works and let you do some checks. The cycle is controlled by temp. The harvesting process begins when the IM thermostat closes signaling the harvest temp has been reached. The closed thermostat supplies power to the IM motor and heater. Therefore the colder you keep it, the faster the production unless something has failed. I see a lot of heaters fail. You can test this. When the IM starts it cycle, test the voltage from L to H on the module,they will be marked. Should read 120V. The heater on the bottom of the mold should be getting hot. Disconnect the harnes and ohm it. Should ohm out at approx 72 ohms, same test points. If this checks good, check the center wheel on the module itself. Two clips keep the wheel in place. If one is cracked off, the IM will not fucntion properly. Other than colder temps, there is no way to adjust the speed of the cycle. Keep the flap in front of the ice-maker down so that the cold air is drawn across that IM. Catriver.

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Re: Ice Maker too slow

If the heater om the mold was bad it would not harvest ice it would be stuck in the mold. You say it is making ice and the freezer is keeping everthing frozen so the best thing to do is replace the icemaker as a whole unit, ot just the head. you can get it on line or at any appliance parts store. there very simple to replae. god luck

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