Question about Whirlpool Refrigerators
The water valve get the istruction to open from the electronic control which receive signal from the sensor in the ice maker.
So the test must be perform to the three parts.
First Soneloid valve if the coild is ok if not must be replaced.
Ice maker sensor if it gives the signal to PCB if not this must be replaced.
and finally the electronic board PCB if resposse to the sensor signal if not must be replace.
The PCB is the most expesive part more tha $200.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
Yeah. The water valve is activated by the ice maker. The ice mold thermostat gets all cozy and decides ice is in the mold. It brings the motor and heater to life. The heater stays on till the ice begins to move and you hear a click. Then the motor rotates on around and dumps the ice and real near the end of the cycle a probe sticking out of the head rubs a copper plate that is mounted behind the main drive wheel. The amount of water can be tweaked by moving a screw mounted on the 3 o'clock position of the ice maker head. This page give out better details and provides a simple video which shows how to see if the water valve is working. If you are careful you can remove that main gear and clean that copper plate. MANUAL AND MORE HERE
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
Properly check the water hose at the back of the fridge if its not connected tightly then the water will run down the back of the fridge and not into the icemaker. Check the hose and if its loose then properly tight the hose and check.
If the ice maker is making ice but not dispensing the the flapper door needs to be checked. The auger which pushes the ice out of tray to dispense has to be checked.If the auger is cracked then it will not work .The auger works with the help of motor.The auger and the motor needs to be checked.But if auger and the motor are functioning properly and motor is running properly then the water valve needs to be checked and replaced.The ice maker unit has to be removed and checked to confirm the fault.All ice-maker is controlled by main control board.If all checks out ok then the main control board needs to be checked.
You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on Sep 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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