Question about Whirlpool GS6SHAXLS Side by Side Refrigerator
My icemaker stopped working. The water spigot still works from the door dispenser. How do I trouble shoot this problem?
On the back and near the floor there is a water control valve. One side controls water to the dispenser and the other is for the ice maker. Need to test the one that goes to ice maker first by checking the solenoid coil with an ohm meter or put household voltage to it and it should open and send water up to ice maker. If not there then check the pipe coming into freezer from outside for freezing water in pipe. We will go further when you are ready. Let me know when you are able to do these things, I will be here, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:
Posted on May 20, 2009
SOURCE: icemaker not making ice
First thing to check is to see if the optics are working properly. This is the red flashing light on right hand side of freezer wall. Close the flipper door, be sure not to block the beam, and the light should go to solid red. If it does then the optics are ok. If it continues to blink then that is your problem. If optics check ok then pull ice maker out and remove the white plastic cover. It just pulls off. Look at the center of the gear wheel and see if one of the plastic tabs is either broken or if they are sort of twisted and touching eachother. If any of these things with the gear have happened then that module will need to be replaced along with the ice maker thermostat. If your not sure how to replace these parts then just replace the whole ice maker. That is much easier and not much more costly.
After changing the parts or the ice maker out follow these steps to start the ice maker thru a cycle. 1. Remove the ice maker from the cradle but leave the harness connected. Remove the front cover from the module. Unplug the refrigerator. Get a small jumper wire with bare ends and jump T and H on the module, leave the jumper in and set the ice maker on the shelf. Close the door. Now plug the refer back in and wait 30 seconds. Open the door and the ice-maker should be cycling. Remove the jumper, put the module cover back on and set it back in the cradle. The fill should take place when the ejector blades reach the 12:00 position. Follow these steps exactly in order
Posted on Nov 10, 2007
Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
The red light should flash twice , pause then flash twice constantly . If you close the flap on the left side , then the light should go off . This shows the optics (ice maker cut off ) are good .
Check the black tube ( fill tube ) , which puts water into the ice maker , to see if it is iced inside . If so , then the water valve behind the refrig is bad . It seeps into the tube and freezes , blocking the water flow .
Pour about 2/3 cup of water into the ice maker . If it freezes and dumps , then the water valve needs replaced . If it doesn't dump , and stays frozen in the ice maker , replace the ice maker . Also , make sure the coils under the front of the refrig are clean , as this will cause warmer temp in the freezer and the ice maker needs 5 degrees to operate .
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
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