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Model #GD2SHA Whirlpool Fridge. Ice maker has worked fine for 8 years, but has stopped working suddenly. No cubes are jamming it. Water does not flow in to the cube tray. Water DOES flow from the water dispenser outside the door. We defrosted the freezer, thinking that maybe something was frozen up. Made no difference. Another question: The ice maker control inside the freezer has a red light flashing next to the on/off switch. What does the mean? Owner's manual says nothing about it. Thanks, Bob

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First make sure the icemaker fill tube isn't frozen.  Was the module broken?  If so then you need to replace the icemaker thermostat (bi metal) also.  A bad thermostat is usually what causes the module to break.  The part # is 627986 and will need alumlastic to put between thermostat and mold.  Alumilastic part # is 542369.  You can get this at http://www3.sears.com/.  You can also use silicone grease in place of alumilastic.  You need this to make a good contact between the thermostat and mold for temp. sensing.  Let me know if you have any other questions.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice dispenser in door will not dispense ice

this could be the:
door switch (usually 2 switches, 1 for the light and 1 for the dispenser) auger motor itself the dispenser switch or the plug near the hinge that connects the door the the refrigerator has a bad connection. this connection is hidden under a plastic hinge cap usually.

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Icemaker won't dispense whole cubes, only chopped ice

Hello chitwnchk1
Welcome to Fixya,

You said,It chops ice when dispensing but won't just dispense whole cubes.
Any suggestions on how to fix it?

1. If the cubes dispense, but not whole cubes, there is not a enough water pressure.
2. r there is a restriction in the water line to the ice maker.
3. OR the fridge may not be level.
4. Is there a water filter and has it been Changed in the past 6 months?


Here are 4 reasons mentioned in the repair manual.

Shutoff arm in the off position

Ensure the shutoff arm is down and not in the raised position. If in the raised the position, the ice maker is in the off position and will not cycle.

Faulty Harvest Thermostat

There is a thermostat inside the ice maker that will close when the ice maker mold reaches the proper temperature. If the thermostat is not closing, the ice maker will not cycle.

Freezer To Warm
The ice maker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer in not below 12 degrees. Ensure proper temperature in freezer.


No water getting to ice maker
The water inlet valve is the control device that allows water to enter the ice maker. It is energized during the last 5-8 seconds of the harvest cycle. During this 5 to 8 second period, there should be 110v across the two wires connected to the valve . If there is power supplied to the valve and the valve does not open to allow water to flow, the valve is defective.

However, if power is being supplied to the valve and water is flowing through it freely, it could be that you water supply line or inlet tube have frozen solid. These can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer.

Let me know how it goes and what you found!
Thank You , Huuuum
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Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool refrigerator icemaker does not dispense ice cubes

I don't think the ice maker liked the water being turned off. Usually there is an arm that will raise up to a catch position that will turn the ice maker off. I hate to say it, but ice makers are best to replace than repair. The internal parts are difficult to change, and with a new one you will have no problems. They are not too hard to change. Shop around for a good deal, I use e-bay.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Water will not fill my ice tray. I have good water

THE WATER VALVE IS BAD

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