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Why isn't the ice maker not crushing ice? I've noticed the tray not always pushed in and also not aligned. My girlfriend is constantly putting beer bottles and wine in the ice bin, against my wishes. I believe the spinner which sends ice to the crusher has a few broken parts. I'll inspect it tomorrow when she isn't around. If this is the problem, what is the cost of replacing this part?

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SOURCE: Whirlpool refrigerator ED22TEXHW01 ice maker

Tammi, you first want to check to make sure the water inlet tube to the icemaker is not frozen shut. Next, get yourself a jumper wire about 4 inches long with the ends stripped exposing the wire on each end. Pull off the ice maker cover, it will pull right off. Now you are looking at the module. On the module, left side, you will see two test points marked V and L. Insert one end of the jumper wire into V and the other marked L. You are now sending 120 volts to the water valve and water should fill the ice maker providing the inlet tube is not frozen over. If it doesn't fill, you either have a bad water valve or module itself. Also check to see if the clips that hold the center gear on the module are not broken. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

SOURCE: Whirlpool Side by Side Ice Maker Not Making Ice

If you have the type of ice maker that has an ice bin on the freezer door, then there are instructions available at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com to fix the ice maker problem. They also sell the part that is sometimes required to repair this common problem on the ice maker. The problem is notorious on these refrigerators that were made around 2004 and later. The ice maker will usually go out within 1-2 years. They have redesigned a part to eliminate the problem.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: ice maker will not push out ice cubes once frozer

That means that the evaporator fan system that releases the the ice cubes is not working as it should.

The heater, or evaporator fan and heating system must be checked, and fan, or solenoid, or element must be replaced.

Use the number listed on the owner manual if you want to call a technician.

Enter model number on this website to find schematics and replacement parts.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

Greg20
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SOURCE: ice maker works but will only give crushed ice on the cube settin

little arm on side of ice bucket controls that..check it and the solenoid at back for freezer that trips it.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: ice maker freezing up

its a confirm defrost timer problem.the defrost timer is a device which after every interval of 8 hours defrosts the freezer part if the timer is faulty it wont defrost and go on over freezing.you can buy the defrost timer for aprox 30 dollars from link below:http://www.repairclinic.com/thanks and plse do not forget to rate the solution.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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