Question about Whirlpool GD5SHAX Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

How do i remove the outer face plate for the ice and water controls on a whirlpool side by side

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 999 Answers

Use a plastic putty blade and loosen one side at a time. The bezel is just snapped in place.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a Whirlpool wrf989sdam. The ice maker will cycle 4 times with the ice getting smaller and smaller each cycle till no water is in the tray. Any help would be grateful.


Ice Maker Is Frozen Up This ice maker repair is even easier. If your ice maker has frozen up, take the following steps to thaw it out:

1Unplug the refrigerator.Remove the ice bin from the refrigerator and remove any loose ice from the ice maker.

2Find the fill tube.This is awhite rubber-like hose that delivers water to the ice maker. Pull down the small metal clip off the housing that holds the fill tube (though not all ice makers have this clip).

3Warm the hoseand surrounding mechanism. To do this, you can train a hair dryer on the ice maker to melt any ice blocking the mechanism. But be very careful (sop up any dripping water with a rag) as electricity and water can present a serious risk of electrical shock. Also, be careful not to melt the plastic parts.

4If you don't want to use a hair dryer,you can soak the supply tubing with hot water, using a turkey baster and catching the overflow in the empty ice maker bin. In some cases, it may be easier to remove the ice maker than to thaw out the fill tube.

On heat release ice makers You will want to check the heating element within the ice maker for continuity and a visual inspection of the board and conductors for burns and seizing, chared marks.
How to Test the Ice Mold Heater There are two types of ice makers, those in which all of the parts can be individually replaced and those in which some of the parts are clustered together into a control module. To determine which model you have remove the outer face plate. If there is knob, pull it off first, then pry off the face plate with a small screwdriver. Modular units have holes in the module's face plate for test probes. If you see several holes, each marked with a letter, it is a modular unit. It is easier to work on this type of unit by first removing the entireicemakerfrom the freezer compartment. The unit is usually mounted to the freezer case by two or more screws. Remove the bottom screws first. While supporting the ice maker, remove the remaining top screws. Unplug the ice maker from the freezer cabinet if you have not already done so. Along the edge nearest the shutoff arm, a pin protrudes through the mounting plate . The arm pin has a spring under the mounting plate. Reduce the tension on the spring by moving the shutoff arm into the "on" position, down, against the ice maker.
Test the heater for resistance using amultitester. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each of the two terminals (or wires). The reading should be in the range of 60 to 90 ohms. If you get a significantly different reading, such as zero or infinity, then the mold heater is bad and needs to be replaced. Conduct this test with the refrigerator unplugged. Test the moldheaterfor resistance using amultitester. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1. Place one probe into the hole labeled "H" and the other probe into the hole labeled "L". The multitester should read in the range of 60 to 90 ohms.
Also be sure to check and test water valve with a meter for continuity and voltage..( a full 120 and nothing less) And a visual inspection for any ice build up or blockage in tubing and flow line. Remember u may get a close circuit reading of continuity however it may still be bad in that it may remain constantly closed and water keeps flowing more than suppose to. Hence chunks of ice build up.

Apr 09, 2015 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Ice maker freezes up an turn arm comes on but no ice can distance for it stays frozen solid


Ice Maker Is Frozen Up This ice maker repair is even easier. If your ice maker has frozen up, take the following steps to thaw it out:

1Unplug the refrigerator.Remove the ice bin from the refrigerator and remove any loose ice from the ice maker.

2Find the fill tube.This is awhite rubber-like hose that delivers water to the ice maker. Pull down the small metal clip off the housing that holds the fill tube (though not all ice makers have this clip).

3Warm the hoseand surrounding mechanism. To do this, you can train a hair dryer on the ice maker to melt any ice blocking the mechanism. But be very careful (sop up any dripping water with a rag) as electricity and water can present a serious risk of electrical shock. Also, be careful not to melt the plastic parts.

4If you don't want to use a hair dryer,you can soak the supply tubing with hot water, using a turkey baster and catching the overflow in the empty ice maker bin. In some cases, it may be easier to remove the ice maker than to thaw out the fill tube.

On heat release ice makers You will want to check the heating element within the ice maker for continuity and a visual inspection of the board and conductors for burns and seizing, chared marks.
How to Test the Ice Mold Heater There are two types of ice makers, those in which all of the parts can be individually replaced and those in which some of the parts are clustered together into a control module. To determine which model you have remove the outer face plate. If there is knob, pull it off first, then pry off the face plate with a small screwdriver. Modular units have holes in the module's face plate for test probes. If you see several holes, each marked with a letter, it is a modular unit. It is easier to work on this type of unit by first removing the entireicemakerfrom the freezer compartment. The unit is usually mounted to the freezer case by two or more screws. Remove the bottom screws first. While supporting the ice maker, remove the remaining top screws. Unplug the ice maker from the freezer cabinet if you have not already done so. Along the edge nearest the shutoff arm, a pin protrudes through the mounting plate . The arm pin has a spring under the mounting plate. Reduce the tension on the spring by moving the shutoff arm into the "on" position, down, against the ice maker.
Test the heater for resistance using amultitester. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each of the two terminals (or wires). The reading should be in the range of 60 to 90 ohms. If you get a significantly different reading, such as zero or infinity, then the mold heater is bad and needs to be replaced. Conduct this test with the refrigerator unplugged. Test the moldheaterfor resistance using amultitester. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1. Place one probe into the hole labeled "H" and the other probe into the hole labeled "L". The multitester should read in the range of 60 to 90 ohms.
Also be sure to check and test water valve with a meter for continuity and voltage..( a full 120 and nothing less) And a visual inspection for any ice build up or blockage in tubing and flow line. Remember u may get a close circuit reading of continuity however it may still be bad in that it may remain constantly closed and water keeps flowing more than suppose to. Hence chunks of ice build up.

Apr 07, 2015 | Samsung RS267TDPN Side by Side...

1 Answer

How do you remove the face plate off of the ice/water controls on the outside of the freezer door? The spring came off the flapper door that covers up the ice delivery hole, nothing has broke, but I need...


Remove the dispenser cover by gently prying starting at the bottom going round and round a little at a time to prevent from breaking it. When it's off the screws will be exposed to access the other components.

Sep 23, 2010 | Whirlpool 25.4 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

3 Answers

My son shoved a spoon into the icemaker bucket and it's jammed. Now neither the ice maker nor the water dispenser works. I have emptied the ice from the bucket and stopped it from making ice. I can see the...


Hi,

My ice dispenser lever stopped working. I took the face plate off by first removing the tray, grabbing the bottom face plate and pulling straight back. I found that the internal switch was displaced because the retention pins (plastic) were broken. This caused the switch to be set back from the dispenser arm. I'm ordering a new bracket that holds the switches. Hope this helps.

also I found that the internal switch was displaced because the retention pins (plastic) were broken. This caused the switch to be set back from the dispenser arm. Bad bad design!
Instead, I replaced the pins with screws.... never coming apart again. Now how long before the Ice side breaks?!?!?!?!

I had this same problem.
Whirlpool Side-by-Side Model#: ED20DFXEB01

I removed the front panel from the water/ice dispenser - just to make sure the problem was not with any of the connections there. Just put a meter on the wires to verify current. All was good.

I pulled the refrigerator out and removed the valve assembly for the water/ice dispenser. Since the ice was working and the water was not, I simply swapped the connections on the solenoids. Sure enough, when I pressed the switch to dispense water, it came through the ice maker. Answer: bad solenoid on the water side...

I happen to live close to a commercial appliance store so I took the valve assembly (along with the model number for the fridge) over there and ordered a new one. $50 and 24hrs later, I'm good to go. In my case the part I needed was part# D7742204 (technically an Amana part but was the exact same thing) and it's a very easy part to swap out on my own.
If you are still curious as to how to remove the face plate... There are 2 small slots on the bottom of the faceplate. Pry out on those and the plate slides up and off from there.

Jun 10, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

I need to replace the torsion spring on the ice dispenser door. I have a new spring but can't figure out how to take the front cover housing off in order to get to the spring. Thanks, Jeff


there should be two small holes on either side of the face plate,
push a small nail in those the face plate will pull off
once you have the face plate of, it should be fairly obvious how to remove the padles and springs
hope this helps

Oct 24, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

1 Answer

Remove faceplate in door of a kenmore frig.


If you look at the bottom of the facial plate, underneath. There are two slots to insert a flat screw driver. You should be able to access everything once you take that off. Good luck

Apr 24, 2009 | Kenmore 54662 / 54664 / 54669 Side by Side...

1 Answer

Face plate around ice maker/water dispenser needs to be removed.


there are screws on the bottom of the plate. re,oive the drain pan underneith the dispenser and the screws are underneith that.

Apr 04, 2009 | KitchenAid Refrigerators

1 Answer

WHIRLPOOL UNDER COUNTER ICE MAKER


It sounds like the problem is what ever dispenses the water. If it is a mechanically controlled valve then there is something wrong with that system. If it is more high tech, then it could be the circuit board if that controlls the mechanism. The defrost plate shouldnt have much to do with the dispensing system.

Oct 13, 2008 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

11 Answers

Whirlpool refrigerator water dispenser not working


My older whirlpool side by side refrigerator has stopped dispensing water. The icemaker works fine, and I have adjusted the temperature a week ago so I don't believe the line is frozen. I do not hear any noise when the dispenser is pushed down, and feel that is where the problem is. The line is clear on the bottom of the fridge behind the kick plate, but water does not come out freely when I disconnect the couplings...
Any advice?

Jan 17, 2008 | Whirlpool GS6NBEXR Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool GD5SHAX Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

285 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...