The 1st gentleman sounds like a wonderful Whirpool salesman. More than likely your shaft that inserts into the outer gear has broken it's retaining clip (a two pronged plastic split shaft). The part is available on most repair sites. To align the ice comb, rotate it in the direction it normally turns; until you hear the internal cam 'click'. Then align the (red/notch) timing mark on the gear with the timing mark on the chasis.
PS: You may be able to recuse the broken clip by inserting a wooden toothpick (or whittle out a wedge)inside the spilt shaft, thereby spreading it apart to make the gear stay on by an outward force....
PSS: Or purchase a new Icemaker module from our friend for $123.
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With the freezer door open, depress the flap on the left. Does the flashing stop? If so, the Ice maker is the problem, not he optics. With the flap depressed is the only way you can test this. Solid light mean good, one flash and a pause means cycling, 2 flashes and a pause means faulted optics. Now for the ice maker, what position are the harvest fingers sitting at? At 2 O'clock the Ice maker is parked, At 12 it should fill with water so if the fingers are in any other position than 2 O'clock than the ice maker will not cycle at it can't. Its possible that the ice maker have a broken gear and will not function as designed. Get back to me if you need more information and a model number would be great. Good Luck
There are usually 2 small solenoid valves that are used to control water. Both are generally installed at the rear close to the bottom of the fridge. One of the solenoids controls the water flow for drinks and the other is to control water flow to the ice maker. You can determine which is which by tracing the water supply tubes from the freezer compartment to the solenoid or by process of elimination. The latter method requires that you feel for movement (clicking) or heat on the water dispenser solenoid while someone starts to fill a glass with water from the fridge.
Before going any further, make sure that the ice cube detection arm in the freezer is not up. Gently push the arm down if it is. When ice cubes are ready, the ice maker turns on a small heater to break the bond of the ice cubes to the cube mold. The arm is lifted up and out of the way. Then the mechanical fingers wipe or push on the cubes to dislodge them from the ice cube mold and they fall into the container. The arm is then lowered again and rests on top of the ice collected in the container. The position of the arm when resting on the ice cubes determines whether or not any more ice cubes are made.
If the arm is hanging down, then ice cube production should be on. The problem may be either a faulty solenoid valve (mentioned above), switch in the ice maker assembly - the detection arm in particular or wiring between.
check that the ice maker arm is not in the up position or has come dislogded. if the metal wire is dislodged use a mirror to help put back in the ice maker. put it back in the round white area with an elongated slot. flip down if off. check the ice maker to see if an ice cube got hung up and is jamming it. check with eyes and fingers. last the ice maker will not cycle if the door switch is not activated. this check requires you turn off the ice maker with the arm. come back in 6 hours put the arm back down and hold door switch and see if it starts.
the red blinking light is normal . it sounds like you have a whrilpool,kitchenaid or kenmore made by whirlpool. if your ice-mkr fingers are not resting in the 2 o'clock position, then your
I/M motor/module is broken. use part#8201515
put your fingers in the icemaker well to see if water is in there,if it is check your on off lever make sure it has a good clicking sound,remove the white cover from the icemake and check the gears,if you can't find anything i would replace the ice maker,your local applinace part store has them for around $50,let me know now you make out-mike
the fingers should "normally" be in the 2 o'clock position facing the front of the icemaker. what we need to do is remove the front cover of the i/m look at the big gear in the center of the gear should be 2 clips that hold the gear in place. sometimes this clips will either break off or become compressed and then it doesnt allow i/m operation. the part is very easy to replace your self you need pt#8201515 that can be purchased thru a local appliance parts supply house or online thru some place like sears.com. good luck peyton..
check to make sure there is water or ice in your ice maker tray. If none then problem is usually a water supply issue to the ice maker. Behind the frig are the water supply inlet valves. One is for the water dispenser in the door. THe other is for the ice maker. However when one goes bad they both are replaced as one unit. Also Check position of fingers in ice maker. If not in a vertical position
then try to reset the ice maker unit and worse comes to worse, replace
it with a new one.
May be an issue with the cam that operates the ice maker. U can pick up a new ice maker for about 40 bucks on ebay.
Lots of things could be bogus. If the solenoid does not open, no water in tray - no ice. If tray does not get warm for fingers, fingers cannot push ice out - no ice. If freezer is not at least 10 degrees, no ice making at all. If cam motor for maker is bogus, anything could be out of whack.
fill cup of the icemaker is frozen, take your finger and feel in the little white square cup at the rear of the ice maker, if you feel ice in it then thaw it out wit a hair drier and you are good to go
First Look at icemaker and see if fingers are sticking down in to mold with no water. Fingers should be slighlty above stripper plate (plastic piece mounted on ice maker that is closest to you)Also the fingers should rotate at all by hand. If its sticking down in the mold and the fingers move....it bad.
Then make sure the black rubber spout doesnt have ice inside (just squeeze it ......its rubber so you can feel if its iced up)
Yes, Whirlpool did have some issues with the Gears on the Motor module breaking also they have ice maker thermostat issues. I recommend a entire new updated In door Ice maker and you shouldnt have to worry about it again.