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Whirlpool icemaker not working

I have a Whirlpool model # ed5shaxnq01 UltraEase 2 Icemaker that's not working. The line does not look like it's frozen and the red light is constant. The water at the door still works and the filter has been replaced. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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  • spritc01 Jun 30, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion. I replaced the water valve, but still no ice. I removed the whole ice maker and it found a broken gear with contacts underneath. So I ordered a new ice maker. Should be here in about a week.

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    icemaker does not work

  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    light on but ice maker isn't filling

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    where is the water filter or the icemaker on the whirlpool fwrx735sdbm

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The refrigerator has a duel water valve, one for the ice-maker and one for the water dispenser. the valve that the ice-maker relies on may be bad, or it could be the ice-maker itself.
another thing that could cause it would be the temperatures in the freezer. the ice-maker will not call for water until it reaches under 15 degrees.

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