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Refridgerator ice maker not making ice

I have a GC5SHEXNS00 and the ice maker just stop working, The sensor light is just blinking when I open the door. The water portion is still working

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  • RCWalsh Aug 11, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool side by side that is 4 years old. Model No. GC5SHGXLS01 and it just stopped making ice. The water is flowing fine but no ice. Any ideas other then calling a repair tech?



    Russ

  • Interesting Apr 26, 2009

    OK... For me I used your T/S steps to verify that my electronics are ok.  But I discovered my fill tube is iced up.  So I used a blow dryer to defrost it, and it seemed like it was going to work.  But when I checked back it had more ice in the filler tube.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Lower Ice maker came apart

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Actually it should be blinking when door opened, try closint the little flap on left side of freezer liner, does hte light then become solid??? if so the electronic control is working correctly.. open the flap acessing to ice maker itself is there any ice in the machine now?? perhaps an ice cubes is jammed and not allowing hte icemaker to advance.. ck the little black nozzle(fill tube) crush it with your fingers is it full of ice???if so your fill tube is frozen and needs to be thawed. this is a pretty hard ice maker to trouble shoot. lastly theres ascrew under the rt corner if ice machine 1/4 nut driver. remove htat screw it releases acover for wires. the ice maker will pull out (youl need to push up a little tab along the left siderail inwhich the ice aker sits , after removed pry off the white cover if ice maker and look at the center gear. sometomes the tabs holding that gear on are broken in which case hte ice maker wont work and needs replacing(you cant sevice the main gear replace the entie assy. let me know what you find( iknow it sounds like a lot but youll be alright!!!!!

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I have the same problem with mine it just happened.i checked the tube and it was forze up.what is the best way to unthaw it? using a hair dryer?please let me know.thanks

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