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Ice maker issues

I have a Whirlpool fridge gc5shexns02. Had to replace the water filter and ever since the ice maker quit working. After a ton of research The clip that drives the harvest arm was broken. So I replaced the whole ice maker (local parts store did not have just the module). Still not harvest or water fill. So I hand filled the tray and waited 12 hours to see if it dumped the hand made ice cubes. It didn't. So harvest mode is not firing. I then tested the voltage to the module and I am getting 34 v(ac) which is a far cry from 120v. One article I read said that the optical sensor boards being bad could cause the voltage to be weak. So off I went to replace the boards.

After replacement I still had 34v at the l & m test point. So with all the new parts I jumpered t & h and closed the door. I can not get harvest mode to start.

I have water but no cycling of made ice cubes. Voltage does not match what I was told to expect. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Is it possible the new ice maker was bad out of the box?

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Dan...

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  • Remow2112 Apr 24, 2008

    Ok, fixed it. Turns out the motor on the new module was bad out of the box. Note to anyone working on a whirpool moduler ice maker. You can test the motor using an ohm meter. Put the probes in the l & m ports and you want a range of (4400 - 8800) ohms. DISCONNECT THE POWER before doing this test. My first new ice maker showed less then 1000 ohms.

    Hope this helps all.

    Dan...

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The boards put the 120 volts to the ice maker. If you open the door the red light on the board in the center should blink two time repeatedly. If you push the flap on the left in the light should be solid. If you push in the light switch for the door the light should go out.

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