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I own a three year old Whirlpool side by side fridge freezer with ice maker and water dispenser. Icemaker not now working, and fridge temperature warmer, not cooling food etc sufficiently

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  • freezywest Jul 04, 2008

    Thanks Mike, thanks FixYa - solution worked a treat! Icemaker working again, and fridge temperature nice and cold again!



  • freezywest Jul 31, 2008

    Defrost timer appears to be part of printed circuit board - does that mean I will have to change the entire circuit board to fix the problem?

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Ice maker will not work,i push the handle to get ice it makes a noise like the motor is running .the water works just fine .please any ideas

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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.

  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. If it still has a problem then it might be the compressor and you should probably replace the machine.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jul 31, 2008

    probably, this is a major problem with some refrigerators these days.

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