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Whirlpool gd5shaxnb01 ice maker

When the dislodging fingers are at the 2:00 resting position, how do you determine the position of the white dial gear (located on the module) with the copper contacts on the back?

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Re: whirlpool gd5shaxnb01 ice maker

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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Re: whirlpool gd5shaxnb01 ice maker

If that gear has come off the module than its broken and you need a new module.

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My maytag msd2433he only makes one tray of ice. It has a new filter, plenty of water pressure and no air in the line

Hello Dave;
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
Lets run a check on your ice maker:
1.) Remove the plastic front cover on the ice maker. Do not unplug your unit and do not remove the ice maker. Having removed the cover you will see a white gear with a plastic shaft in the center.
2.) On the right is a metal wire arm for turning the ice maker on and off. Put the arm in the down position and then lift it up until it locks in place. Did it lock? If not reinsert the wire end into the back of the motor module. The motor module is the assembly with the plastic gear.
3.) Lets cycle your ice maker. On the front of the ice maker there are 2 holes at the 5:00 position off of the dial they are marked 'T' & 'H'. With a short length of about 12 gauge wire, strip about 1" off each end. What you are going to do is put on end into the 'T' hole and the other end into the 'H' hole. A few seconds after the dial starts to rotate remove the jumper. Observe the complete cycle.
Does it fill with water?
4.) Remove the ice maker. There is 1 screw on the bottom - completely remove. There are 2 screws on the top. These are hangers. Back off the screws so you can lift the ice maker up and away from the wall. With a small screw driver wedge it into the wire harness connector to release.
5.) Remove the 3 retaining screws and disconnect the control arm. Inspect the subassembly for burn marks or broken plastic parts.
6.) You may have a bad thermostat. The thermostat is located between the ice maker module assembly and the cast steel ice cube mold. This sensor tells the motor module that the water is frozen. Then the motor module tells the heater which is on the bottom of the
mold, that the water is frozen and for the heater to turn on. Then the module tells the motor to rotate the harvesting fingers. Maybe a bad heater? Maybe the motor module is bad? Parts are available for your ice maker unit.

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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.

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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 good luck peyton..

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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.

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