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Remove ice maker?

I just bought a Whirlpool model GB2FHDXWQ08. I want to remove the ice maker altogether. Can I do that? If so, do I need a cover for the inside plug?

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Yes you can just remove the ice maker and no cover is necessary for the female connector, it will not harm the operation of the unit at all. You just need to use trays if you want ice.

Posted on Apr 25, 2014

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Motor replacement

I was able to remove the motor module by pressing together the two tabs that held the left arm of the shut off bar to the motor module. I purchased a new KitchenAid motor module (substituted a part by the factory). I replaced the motor module and I now have ice making again. The only difference though is that with the new motor module, the on position with the shut off arm is know longer in a 3 o'clock position but more a 5 o'clock position.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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SOURCE: how to repair the ice dispenser door on a whirlpool refrigerator

If you will look on the bottom of the dispenser cover you will see 2 notches on the left and right side. carefully pry the cover off using a flat tip screw driver. then you will see a white switch plate that is either held on with latches or 2 srews depending on model. once this is removed you will gain access to the dispenser door. 
once you gain access I think you will find the hinges for the dispenser door are broken off. if so you will need a dispenser door repair kit form whirlpool part # 8201756 this kit includes new door and hinge repair kit. this is something you can do yourself if you are pateint and pay lose attention to detail. otherwise I would recomend a god servie company. thanks for using FixYa Peyton

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool Model EC3JHAXRL00. The ice

Is the ice maker wire shutoff arm or switch (depending on
models) in the OFF position?
 Is the water line shutoff valve to the refrigerator turned on?
 Has the ice maker just been installed? Is the freezer
temperature cold enough to produce ice? Wait 24 hours
after ice maker hookup for ice production to begin. Allow
3 days after ice production begins to completely fill ice
container.
 Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice
been produced? Make sure your refrigerator has been
connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve is
turned on.
 Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow
24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
 Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter
may be clogged or installed incorrectly.
 Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
For models with an interior ice bin, remove the ice from the
ejector arm with a plastic utensil.
 Is a reverse osmosis water filtration system connected to
your cold water supply? Make sue your connections are secure.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

aasc
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SOURCE: Ice maker not producing any ice.

Pour about 1/2 cup of water into icemaker . Squeeze the black fill tub which is above the icemaker cup . If ice apears to be in it , this indicates that the weter valve is not completely closing , letting a drip ocasionally go thru and freezing inside the tube , ( water valve bad ) . that will be a different solution . If the icemaker dumps the cubes after freezing . and black tube is not frozen , replace the water inlet valve . If the icemaker does not dump the ice after frozen , replace the icemaker ( only 1 screw holds the icemaker in , located on rear portion on right , faceing down . Also check the icemaker rake , which should be about the 2:30 position . To thaw out the black tube (which runs thru the top of the refrig ) a 1/4 push on connector will be needed . Remove the icemaker and use a hairdryer aimed up into the hole . Cut the tubing to the fill tub behind the fridge about 9 inches from where it enters the top of the fridge . This will let warm air inside the top fill line to help thaw . Ocassionally blow thru the 9 inch tube until you can blow thru it . May take a day or 2 , depending how frozen the line is . Once air will go thru , install the push on connector to couple the cut lines back togather .

The blinking red light on the right side , is the receiver for the electric eye for cutting off the icemaker when the door bin is full , This blinking is normal . 2 blinks ...pause...2 blinks..etc .

Do not replace the filter if water flow is good thru the dispensor .

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: The freezer is covered with ice on the inside

Sound like water leaking from tubing to ice maker or valve drips

Posted on Mar 03, 2010

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temperature cold enough to produce ice? Wait 24 hours
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container.
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 Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator? The filter
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 Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
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