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Whirlpool Ice Maker won't fill

Whirlpool GD5SHAXKQ00 side by side Refridge with built in icemaker, infrared sensor, not wire type..
Icemaker tray won't fill.
Checked that water is on. Unplugged, and turned water off. Checked solenoid at bottom left side - has 190 ohms of resistance. turned water back on. Turned power back on. Little red light flashes on momentarily and then off for what seems like an inordinate amount of time. Never did see it come on again. Heard solenoid operate but only for about 1 second. (Could have been the solenoid for the in-door water dispenser). Heard a second solenoid (slightly different sound) but again it only operated about 1 second. The water line seems to run between the refridge and freezer walls. Might be frozen but I have no idea how I would defrost it being between the two walls.
What is my next step. Is that little red light supposed to stay on or does it flash only intermittendly. Being infrared I'm suprised I can even see it.
Is their a troubleshooting guide?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool icemaker

Your unit has infered sensors on the frezzer left and right walls. There is a diagnostic test sheet brown in color in your kick plate.All you have to do is open frezzer door look on the right sensor it should blink twice followed by a 1-2 sec delay,if that is good press in flapper door on right sensor do not block path of infered beam you will not see a beam its invisable.Once you hold in flapper on right sensor the led should be solid.If solid optics are good if not solid led replace optic sensors

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Icemaker not working,water pours from dispenser side

it could be water valve or ice maker that has gone bad.check all connectins to icemaker and tubing to icemaker and water valve.

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SOURCE: Top shelf of freezer is warm. Icemaker not working.

check your defrost

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool icemaker

Try using an hairdryer or defrosting the unit completely , this often get rid of blockage caused by frozen lines fixing the problem.

The water lines can also be unblocked from dirt using a thin flexible shaft. This after defrosting.

If all that does not fix the problem, then you may need to replace the water valve, the icemaker solenoid, or the whole icemaker assembly.

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Posted on May 22, 2009

MNfisherman
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SOURCE: no water comes out of ice and water dispenser.

Either the inlet filter is plugged, or the valve is not opening. You will have to trace the water line to access these.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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