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Whirlpool ice maker

Water still dispenses but ice maker not functioning I have replaced the filter checked every thing as per the manual Im sure water is not getting to the ice maker. The water in our village was disconected for about an hour last week and when the pressure returned the Ice maker did not spring back to life. Please help. Thanks

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  • Hung1261 Apr 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. My Whirlpool ice maker just stop working last few days. I replaced the filter and check the light and the unit itself. The light is blinking or steady light when flapper is pressed. Not sure how to remove the ice maker unit to see if the line is clogged or not. I'm able to get water through water dispenser but it seems that there is no water get into the ice tray to make ice. Any help would be appricated. Thanks.

  • sjspoon Jan 06, 2009

    The water still comes out to make ice, but it pours out into the freezer so I turned off the icemaker; therefore, I have no ice now. What could be the problem?

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This is a hard one to diag in person, let alone via email. you know your not getting water to the ice maker, problem is finding out why, ther is (or should be) a tech sheet behind the kickplate of this unit with a little trouble shooter and diag procedure for the ice maker. folded little blue/and or brown paper.
1. is the water line leading from the valve to the ice maker fill clogged/frozen??? pulll the machine out and youll see the line leadding to the top corner of freezer, disconnect that line and try to blow though to the insde of freezer, should blow withno resistance. if so your good if not youll need to thaw that line

2. is the red light blinking on the inside of door. its a sensor for the ice maker if its faulty you wont get ice either.With the flapper on rt wall of freezer depressed the light should remain on solid, if continues to blink a pattern, 1 and 1 quick blinks, 1 and them 2 quick blinks, youll need to replce the electronics

3. is the water valve itself just not sending water to the ice maker. its a dual vavle 1/2 does water and the other half feeds the ice maker . generallly youll hear the valve being energized, just no water coming through

4. ice maker itself can be damaged and not calling for water at all.a pretty common issue with these electonic control ice makers is the center gear actually over torques itself and winds up snapping itself(at least the tabs that hold ino place snap anyway). gaining acess to the face of the ice maker will tell this.
while looking at the exposed from\nt of ice maker you should see the center gear adn the 2 tabs holding the gear on as well. ther shoud be a SMALL but definite space betwwen the 2 tabs in middle of center gear, as if it were pressed on and the tabs spread back open to hold onto the gear. if 1 of the tabs is cracked or the gear isnot mounted correctly because of the tabs, you best bet is to replace the ice maker assy
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#4 hit my problem right on the head.

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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Sometimes the fill tube to the ice maker can freeze up. Remove the screws holding the ice maker, see if it will lower out of the way. Now the fill tube is visible, check to see if it's clear. If you have to unplug the power cord, there is a tab that has to be pushed down. If you find the fill tube is clogged, clearing it may just solve your problem.

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