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Whirlpool ice maker not turning the ice out

I replaced the filter and the ice maker stopped turning the ice out.  Water goes to it and I can feel ice in the tray but it won't turn it out.  I took the filter back out thought that I maybe had the wrong one, but it is the same as the one I replaced.  Water dispenses just can't get any ice. Can't see the arms that turn the ice out.   Any ideas?

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Re: whirlpool ice maker not turning the ice out

Most likely the icemaker module has a broken gear. very easy repair. purchase whirlpool part# 8201515 and replace the motor module on the front of the ice maker.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool refrigerator ED22TEXHW01 ice maker

Tammi, you first want to check to make sure the water inlet tube to the icemaker is not frozen shut. Next, get yourself a jumper wire about 4 inches long with the ends stripped exposing the wire on each end. Pull off the ice maker cover, it will pull right off. Now you are looking at the module. On the module, left side, you will see two test points marked V and L. Insert one end of the jumper wire into V and the other marked L. You are now sending 120 volts to the water valve and water should fill the ice maker providing the inlet tube is not frozen over. If it doesn't fill, you either have a bad water valve or module itself. Also check to see if the clips that hold the center gear on the module are not broken. back.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Refrigerator Model ED25PW Ice maker tray not filling with water

  1. Check to see if water is flowing @ the water inlet valve @ the rear of the unit. You can remove it and clean if out-then put it back in service. You can purchase a new valve -- maybe @ home depot.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Water not getting to ice tray

Sherman usually (not always) the problem is a frozen delivery spout coming in back of the freezer. look where your ice maker and on the back wall and up behind that you will see the delivery spout area. The water valve may be bad or not opening also but it most likely has 2 solenoids 1 for water in the door and 1 for the ice maker. If you have checked and have the ability turn off the water and reverse the water inlet lines on the water valve. This is just to make sure the water passage is open. Hit the cold water cupplunger then look and see if you have water that cam into the ice maker if not your problem is in the valve or the line to the ice maker. Next hit the same plunger with the water line disconnected if you have water then your problem is in the freezer delivery and needs defrosting and cleaning if its a plastic spout it probably has lime covering it inside and freezes over or the water valve is leaking by a little and refreezing. with the water line off yuo will quickly know if its leaking by. and cover with a towel to prevent a mess if it sprays out when you try the plunger. If it still dosnt work try to check the coil on the water valve both coils should read about the same. If after all this works and you have water everyplace (thats why I said use the towel) the problem is in the ice maker circut. Either it is the main power, the ice maker motor its self, or or most likely its the fill valve switch.In any case if you purchase a new replacement Ice amker head all this will be new.OR Either replace the switch if it checks open or if its loose or there are broken parts. It requires a cam to open and close the switch so it only opens for about 5 to 15 seconds. .Hope this helps you let me know if I need to tell you more. Rate me accordingly please and Good luck.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

SOURCE: ice maker not working, 2005 kenmore side by side

could b couple of things wrong tstat inice maker may b bad motor may b bad. best solutionis to replace ice maker

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Our ice maker seems to

NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
Check Temp inside freezer. It has to be down to about 10 or 15 degrees
This can cause slow ice making if its too high even tho its freezing everything else at 25 degrees
The ref. temp should be about 33-35
The Freezer temp should be 0 to 10 Any thing below these temps is overkill and a waste of elect
The higher the number you turn it up to is the coldest
The icemaker is 110v
See if water is in icemaker.
Pour water in Ice Maker and wait to see if it ejects.
If it ejects thenyou need to replace water valve in rear bottom of fridge(Its the part that
attaches to water line out of wall)
If it doesn't eject then it is a faulty Ice Maker.
If its leaking or no water at icemaker or door either one, then the valve at the rear bottom of ref needs replacing
First I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if freezer control is turned WARMER, which makes the Ref. colder
Also if it is getting drinking water to the door but not to the icemaker (or vice versa) Then you need to replace
the water valve at the bottom rear of the fridge. It is a double valve and one side is not working
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
If you still have trouble GO HERE:

including my article on Refrigerator Repair for your help and convenience.;
Please click or copy and paste into browser for Article
Thanks for using fixya
Leo Ponder

Posted on Sep 06, 2011

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Once the white square cover is removed, you should see a white wheel with gear teeth. In the middle of the white wheel is a plastic snap that should be holding it in. I noticed that one of the little plastic snaps was broken...which caused my "no ice" problem. A simple test is to push the white wheel toward the icemaker. If the wheel starts turning, you have found the problem. You see, behind the whhite wheel are metal contacts that need pressure for the ice maker to work. Without the center plastic snaps holding it it, the pressure is gone...and so is the metal to metal contact.

I previously called Whirlpool, searched all of the no avail. Every other solution was "check for ice blocking the water tube" or "replace your water filter". That's all balony. If your regular water dispenser is working, you don't have an ice problem. And if your water dispenser is working, you don't have to change your fitler either.

If you realize that the little white wheel is the culprit, just google "whirlpool module" and you will see it for sale. I found one on ebay for under thirty buckaroos with free shipping.

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