I HAVE AN WHIRPOOL SIDE BY SIDE MODEL ED5PHAXSBOO IT WAS FREEZING AT THE ICE TRAYS PREVIOUSLY, WHICH I COULD THAW OUT WITH BLOW DRYER. NOW THERE IS NO WATER COMING TO THE TRAYS, I DEFROSTED THE REFRIGERATOR, NO LUCK. I AM GETTING WATER OUT OF THE DISPENSER THOUGH. CAN YOU HELP ME, COULD IT BE THE VALUE? THANKS
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Re: NOT GETTING ICE NO WATER IN ICEMAKER TRAYS
If it is dispensing water but not making ice and there is water in the well your 2 way water inlet valve needs to be replaced,it is located on the back bottom of the frig.,turn the water off remove the valve and go to your local applince parts store,they run about $20,let me know how you make out,thanks-mike
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i suppose you've checked to make sure the icemaker hasnt come unplugged..(wouldnt that be nice?) at what part of cycle did it stop? i mean, is there ice made that hasnt ejected, or water in the tray thats not frozen? are the freezing trays even accessible on this model? just figured if you could go into more detail someone might be able to advise you.
The following assumes that the ice trays are properly filling with water. If not, check the water control valve.
As long as the ice trays are filling with water, it's not actually the function of the ice maker to make ice. Ice simply forms because the freezer compartment is cold.
The icemaker's function is to sense when ice is formed in the trays and to dump the ice into its container.
This requires the use of a thermostat to sense the water/ice temperture and 'tell' the icemaker when it's time to dump the ice.
During the dump cycle, a heater briefly comes on as the arm swings through the ice cube compartments to assist in loosening the ice cubes and make them easy to dump.
If the icemaker is filling with water but you get no ice, I suspect that either the control circuit (thermostat, relays, and wiring) is not 'telling' the heater to come on, or the heater is burned out.
Some units also have a timer circuit such that both the timer contacts and the thermostat contacts must be close in order to initiate a dump cycle (i.e., it must be time to dump and the water in the cubicles must be frozen).
A skilled homeowner could make these repairs, but if you don't feel comfortable taking your icemaker apart and testing the components, I advise leaving the job to a qualified repairman.
What model is this? Is the unit leveled? DO you have flakes in the cubes? Is the fill tube pointing downward> there should be a clip that holds the filltube down. If all this is ok then remove the cover of the icemaker. Is the gears corroided? If so then I would recommend to replace the faceplate. This would change the motor 2 switches and the gears. Part #150 should fix it.
If your getting flakes then you need to replace the icemaker. If the fill tube clip is missing then you will need to replace this.
a loss of water supply to the refrig could cause this problem. check the fill tube that supplies water to the icemaker (this is the tube that omes into the rear of the icemaker) i think you will find it is frozen up. you can clear this out wiht a hair dryer. I just looked at a diagram for the model number you provided and the fill tube is the black tube that comes into the fill cup on the far right hand side of the icemaker. you will have to raise the icemaker door to see it. but heating this and clearing the ice will fix it thanks peyton
you can adjust the amount of water by popping the front white cover off the icemaker and adjusting a screw . depending on the model the screw will be a flat head on the side of the icemaker or a phillips screw on the front of the icemaker.
Check your ice cube tray to see if it is warped. Mine was. I took the tray off and dipped it into boiling water and remoulded it to the original shape and re-installed it. So far no problems. The tray gets warped because of the ice cube release mechanism. The tray is rotated around until it meets a block on one corner which creates the twisting motion we used to do on manual trays. Over time it tends to warp the tray. Good luck