Whirpool Gold Refrigerator Ice Maker not making ice
I could see ice in the rubber spout that fills ice tray. After putting blow dryer on it for a few minutes it was obvious the rubber spout was completely frozen inside because after using hair dryer it became flexible whereas before it was solid as a rock. I used hair dryer and blew hot air onto it for several minutes thinking water may have frozen farther back into the line, but it did not do any good because still no water. The water still works to get a drink, but I think that is a different line. I pulled refrigerator out from wall and everything looks fine. Water line is not frozen in the back of frig.
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Re: Whirpool Gold Refrigerator Ice Maker not making ice
Hi: It is a separate line. If the tube to the ice maker was not clogged with ice itself that is not your problem. The ice maker is thermally proctected and will not make ice unless the freezer is actually at zero degrees F. Not just frozen. The plastics in a freezer will be soft when warm even easily melt, but be hard when at operating temps. Just try setting your freezer colder to see if it kicks in. Give it at least 24 hrs. Don't do the human nature thing and open it every hour to see if it makes ice. You will just dump the cold air out. Listen for the ice to dump into the tray. I hope this helps, Jeff
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Hi reach up inside the tray where the ice is made and check to see if you feel any ice. If you feel ice the ice maker is bad. If you feel no ice and the tray is empty then your problem is either with the water line being blocked with ice or the inlet valve is bad. Pull the ice maker line out of the valve and blow into it, if you can blow air through the line then the valve is bad. If you can't blow air into the line then it's blocked with ice. Locate the ice blockage and thaw it with a hairdryer. Mike
I have the same model. This has happened to me several times (usually when the door was kept ajar without notice). Simply open the door, take a common hairdryer and blow at high speed (hottest also) all around the area of where you can feel the ice in the tray, but hasn't dumped yet. It will usually take about 5-8 minutes of consistently moving back and forth around that area. What has happened is the lines bringing water to the trays have frozen over. When you "thaw" them out, the ice made will dump in about 45 minutes. When you hear the ice fall, you will know it's in working order again. I have NOT heard this is a "flawed" icemaker, only that it is hypersensitive to freezing lines when a door is left ajar. In your case, to prevent this from happening again. If you shut the icemaker off again, make SURE you turn off the source of the water feed BEFORE you turn off the ice maker. By doing this, the lines will empty as it makes it's last tray of water. Try that - very confident it will fix your problem!
Please check these:
It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:
If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.
If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.
In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.
The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.
The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.
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I removed six screws from the ice maker to pull it out of the refrigerator. Their are four screws holding the ice maker in place and two screws on the ice maker door. Had problems getting the electrical harness disconnected. Used hot water to removed the ice cubes that were struck in the ice tray. Poured all remaining water into a bucket and re-installed ice maker. As of now, the ice maker is making ice !
Try using a hair dryer to thaw out the rubber tubing leading to the ice tray. On mine, I opened up the front door to the icemaker and found the rubber tubing leading in. I squeazed it, it felt frozen, so I applied heat. Water began dripping out, the area thawed, and I had ice again within a short period of time.
hi. thanks for the question. because the door was left open . moisture got into the small tube that lets water in to the ice maker.. and froze. use hair dryer to thaw the tube. remove and clean. thanks the appliance doc. please rate me
We had the same problem and I AM NOT a repairman. I found that with a lot of freezer door opening, the rubber fill tube, which fills the ice maker tray, had frozen up inside the tube. I had already replaced the ice maker, and still no ice. I am sure a repair person will shudder, but I simple put a Phillips screwdriver up the tube and found the ice was not allowing the tube to refill the tray. CAREFULLY, use the tip of the screwdriver to dislodge the ice and clear the tube. These units do not cool or freeze quickly, therefore keep the doors closed as much as possible and don't let kids stand with the door open while they gaze into the depths while making their decision.