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5 cube icemaker not working.

Whirlpool Model#ED2FHAXSB00  with the 5 cube in door ice dispenser.

I have already replaced the module and the optics. Still no ice ! ! !

 

                                        HELP ! ! ! !

 

                                              Thanks, John

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  • dnommah Oct 20, 2007

    Thanks for the help, but i found the problem ! ! !  I forgot to use "Basics 101" ! ! !   The white (nuetral) wire that plugs into the module wire connector at the module had slipped out of the connector. It looked correct, but was not fully seated into the connector, so it was not contacting the module.  When I fully seated the white wire into the connector at the module, everything started working ! ! ! 



                  Always check the obvious "Basics" first ! ! !



                                          Thanks Again ! ! !

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Hey fridgetech saw your comment here on the Modules.

This is the first ive heard of the tstat being why the module breaks. Im very interested ive recently had a recall on one where i replaced the module one month ago and the cust said recently it didnt make ice for days. Also I convert the standard service ice maker to fit the IDIMs. this means swapping out the stripper which requires splitting the housing from the mold, i did notice recently that the tstat was changed to a different style. I also dont put any more alumilastic on it it still has plenty on from the factory and i put put it back together. Do you see a problem with doing this?? Thanks for the help

 

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First make sure the icemaker fill tube isn't frozen.  Was the module broken?  If so then you need to replace the icemaker thermostat (bi metal) also.  A bad thermostat is usually what causes the module to break.  The part # is 627986 and will need alumlastic to put between thermostat and mold.  Alumilastic part # is 542369.  You can get this at http://www3.sears.com/.  You can also use silicone grease in place of alumilastic.  You need this to make a good contact between the thermostat and mold for temp. sensing.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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    Craig Shelton Oct 20, 2007

    To the dr,



     



    What happens is the thermostat isn't opening and closing at the right times and turning the heater off too soon in the cycle.  This puts a lot of stress on the ejector bar and breaks the module.  Actually I don't use alumilastic either, I use some food grade silicone grease.  This must be used to make a good contact with the mold so the tstat can sense the proper temp and not lead to the module breaking.

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