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I have a whirlpool refrigerator #2ED2CHQXT05. Ice

I have a whirlpool refrigerator #2ED2CHQXT05. Ice maker stopped working last week, It is also making a loud noise on left side of unit(the freezer side). I have turned off the water supply, thinking it had to do with that but it hasn't stopped. I removed the ice basket & cleaned the complete area. I also tired putting water in the ice maker. It froze but did not drop into bucket while in the ''ON'' position. Any thoughts?

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  • kmayer926 Jul 03, 2010

    I think we already checked the compressor belt- any other possibilities?

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. To start with check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve. If still the issue is not resolved then remove the ice bin, Remove the wires from the auger motor. With the freezer door open and the door switch depressed, push the ice cube release and check for 120VAC between the motor wires. If there is 120VAC then the motor has gone bad. If there is no 120VAC then the control board (module time delay) has to be replaced. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Hi,

it may have been ice. I doubt it as ice tends to not form that close to a fan so that it makes enough noise that you can hear it. If it does encroach it doesnt last for long unless the defrost system has failed all together.

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Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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    Monika Arora Jul 04, 2010

    Hi,



    You can try the below mentioned steps........




  • Step 1
    Check the position of the lever that is just above the bucket into which ice cubes fall. When there is a lot of ice in the bucket, this lever gets pushed up. When it is in the "up" position, it essentially turns off the ice maker. Even after you have taken ice from the ice maker, the lever can sometimes get stuck. Simply push the lever down, and there is a good chance the freezer will begin making ice again soon.


  • Step 2
    Check the connection hose in the back of the fridge. Behind the freezer, there is a small hose that connects from the wall to the freezer. It almost looks like a cable. If this plug is pinched or not hooked up completely, the water is unable to flow into the refrigerator, thus the ice maker cannot make ice. Scoot the refrigerator from the wall, and check the connection to make sure it is tight and not blocked.


  • Step 3
    Feel the filling hose inside of the freezer. This hose is located just above the ice maker. Ideally, the water flows from this hose into the ice maker and then ice is made. However, one of the problems that sometimes occurs is that the water can get stuck inside this hose and freeze. If this occurs, the ice in the hose blocks any water from coming out.
    When feeling the hose, bend it to see if it is flexible. If it is not, use a hot washcloth and wrap it around the hose. This will help melt the ice inside and allow the water to flow freely.


  • Step 4
    Check the freezer temperature dial. Although the temperature for water to freeze is 32 degrees F, an ice maker needs to have a colder temperature than that to quickly and efficiently make ice. The Kitchenaid ice maker should be set to somewhere around 10 degrees F. Change the temperature setting, and check back on the ice maker in a couple of hours to see if more ice has been made.


  • Step 5
    Remove all of the ice from the ice bucket to see what the inside of the bucket looks like if the ice tastes funny. After some time, the coating inside of the bucket can erode. When this occurs, it gets mixed in with the ice and makes the ice taste strange. This can be fixed by getting a new ice bucket for the freezer.

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Hello, First, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.
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Hi

chack your comprsher belt may it not working properly

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