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In door ice dispenser system stopped working. It has stopped making ice. What should I look for? Infrared reciever is blinking red

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First check all fuses.
Blinking lights is an indication of a fault. Check if water is flowing into the ice dispenser----- which means there is a problem with the inlet valve(water) and controlled by a solenoid Valve. If the solenoid is buckled up due to excess heating, get it replaced.
Check if the compressor of the fridge is working or not. If not running them contact the repairman.
If there is a water-flow problem,repeat the same and have the entire valve assembly changed. Please post your results as a comment to enable us to help you better, mention the Make & Model of the equipment.........................sodeep

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Ice maker kitchenaid super ba is not working . Chilled water dispenses but no water seems to enter ice maker.


Before going to buy any parts directly.
Go through this troubleshooting help links.

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This is list of refrigerator problems, which is normally faced in refrigerator.
You can go through the details, by clicking the link below:---

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/refrigerator-is-not-cooling-properly.html
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/both-refrigerator-and-freezer-not.html
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The ice maker not working: ---
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/06/ice-maker-stopped-working.html

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Compressor not running on refrigerator?
http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/compressor-not-running-on-refrigerator.html
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http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2011/10/water-dispenser-not-working-on_19.html

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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-stopped-making-ice.html

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http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-replace-ice-maker-assembly.html

These will help.

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Ice makers have a heating element to thaw the inlet and allow water to flow into them perhaps the heater is broken and it can't get water to make ice. Check the hopper to be sure it has ice in it. If it does check it for obstructions from the hopper to the door.

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What is infared reciever inside freezer of my whirlpool side by side refridgerator


This is an optical infrared beam to detect the level of ice in the door for your dispenser. If the switch on the right side is in the off position the computer thinks you ice is full and will not allow ice production to continue. Basically, leave it on for continuous ice production. I hope this helps..

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My whirlpool side by side has an infra-red icemaker control across the opening just bellow the icemaker in freezer compartment, what does this do and what symptom if it were faulty? The icemaker makes ice...


The mechanical shutoff arm on the older ice
makers has been replaced with an electronic
ice level control system. This system is located
on either side of the freezer liner and utilizes
infrared light technology to sense the level of
ice in the door-mounted ice container.
Diagnostic and pretty pictures are HERE

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Ice maker does not make ice. water will dispense thru door and I replace the water filter every six months.


I had the same problem. There is air in the line therefore you need to dispense about 3 gallons of water from the dispenser and that should slove the problem. Also, take a clean soft cloth or paper iowel and wipe the ice make sensor (if you have one) and the reciever. There is one on each side of slightly below the ice maker. Should be a flashing or steady red light ....follow the flashing red light to the other side.

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Whirlpool Refrigerator Icemaker not working


The receiver board has an eye on it (it receives the signal and it may need cleaning. A Q-tip should do. Close the spring loaded panel and insert Q-tip and wipe.

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I have a Whirlpool refrige. side by side and the ice maker has stopped working. The infrared light keeps blinking. I have unplugged it a couple of times as well as turned the infrared off. Any advice?


The laser , is supposed to blink . This laser , tells the icemaker to stop making ice , when the bin is full . Pour about 2/3 cup of water into the icemaker . If it doesn't dump the cubes into the bin , the icemaker is bad . Or , if there is ice in the bin , which hasn't dumped , the icemaker is bad . If the icemaker dumps the ice ( from water pour ) , then look above the fill cup , and see if the black fill tube is frozen . If so , then replace the water valve and turn the freezer temp down slightly . It will take several days for this fill line inside freezer to thaw . If icemaker dumps , and black tube NOT frozen , replace the water valve . The valve , is where the wall water line connects to on the refrig

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