Question about Whirlpool GS5SHAXN Side by Side Refrigerator
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Mar 22, 2007
SOURCE: Ice maker won't make ice
It sounds like the fill tube coming through the freezer wall is frozen shut. Need to carefully take a hair dryer to it then recheck with wire swap. If you turn i/m off for a couple hours then back on you should be able to watch the fingers go around. If so you module should be good.
Posted on Apr 23, 2008
unfortunately, the heater is molded into the unit.
without testing every part of the icemaker there is now way to be certain which of the following has failed...
USING THIS DIAGRAM -
#11 is the heater assembly
#17 is the thermostat that controls the heater.
An entire unit replacement is not necessary.
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Posted on May 27, 2009
SOURCE: Ice maker not dumping out ice
Your ice maker has a heater on the bottom of the tray that heats up the tray enough to allow the ice to release from the tray. It's energized when the ice maker advances to a point that the fingers touch the ice. There is a micro switch inside the head that turns the heater on. You will need to remove the ice maker to repair it. You should have two 1/4" bolt on the top and one or two on the bottom ( Don't know which model you have). If I knew the model number you have I could tell you what you would be looking at after you pull the front off the head of the ice maker. There are two major types. One you can test while still mounted and the other you can advance only. Once you have taken the unit out, you can ohm the heater. If it's good, your problem will be the micro switch. It cost around $8.00. If the heater is bad, you can replace it, but It's hard to do and I think you will find it will be better to replace the ice maker. I have replace a few and around half didn't work afterwords due to them breaking while installing them. You have to bend the metal over the element ot install and it's tricky to do this without breaking the element. I Hope this helps. Please rate my solution. Thanks
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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