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Whirlpool S/S Ref with Ice in Door - Mod # ED5FHEXMQ

My ice maker in my refrigerator started making a popping noise inside the mechanism. I went to the local repair store and bought a repair kit for it. My husband replaced it and nothing happened. My question is does the ice machine have to reach a certain temperature before the unit will allow water to be dispensed into the ice maker. If this does not sound like my problem, do you have any suggestions?

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I have a whirlpool side by side. At first I coiuld not shut off the icemaker and it continued to make ice. Then it corrected itself for a while. The other day it started making ice and could not shut it off. I finnally was succesful in shutting it down and now it does not make ice.

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Most fridges run a defrost cycle 2 or 3 times a day. When this is happening a normal pop and sizzle sound will be heard. Otherwise I will need more information. Ice makers need to be cold enough to dispense ice, but not to fill. If yours will not fill, it may be the water filter.

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