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This fridge has been a repeat problem, but not the same problem twice! We recently replaced starter relay, now the water thru the door has stopped working. Ice Making is fine, when you press water button you hear click, and the measuring counter starts moving, but no water. I suspect bad water valve, or solenoid which isn't opening water.Removed water line, and water is present before the valve. Thoughts?

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  • flipr2922 Dec 31, 2010

    Flipr here, found the issue, the water storage in the fridge, (white plastic wavy thing) had evidently frozen, as I couldn't blow air thru the lines.



    Pulled it out, thawed in sink of warm water, everything is good. Thanks all for the help. Digging deeper saved me $80 buying a new valve.

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Check the following:
 Is the freezer door closed completely?
 Is the ice storage bin installed correctly?
 Is there ice in the storage bin?
 Has the ice frozen in the storage bin?
 Is ice stuck in the delivery chute?
 Has the wrong ice been added to the storage bin? Use only
cubes produced by the current ice maker.
 Has the ice melted around the auger (metal spiral) in the
ice bucket?
Dump the ice cubes and clean the ice storage
bin.
 Is the ice dispenser stalling while dispensing “crushed”
ice?
Change the ice button from “crushed” to “cubed.” If
cubed ice dispenses correctly, depress the button for
“crushed” ice and begin dispensing again.
 Has the dispenser arm been held in too long? Ice will stop
dispensing when the arm is held in too long. Wait 3 minutes
for dispenser motor to reset before using again.

The ON/OFF switch is located on the top right side of the freezer
compartment.
To turn the ice maker on, slide the control to the ON (left) position.
To manually turn the ice maker off, slide the control to the OFF
(right) position.
NOTE: Your ice maker has an automatic shutoff. The ice maker
sensors will automatically stop ice production, but the control will
remain in the ON (left) position

REMEMBER:
 Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
 The quality of your ice will be only as good as the quality of the
water supplied to your ice maker. Avoid connecting the ice
maker to a softened water supply. Water softener chemicals
(such as salt) can damage parts of the ice maker and lead to
poor quality ice. If a softened water supply cannot be avoided,
make sure the water softener is operating properly and is well
maintained

The Dispenser Lock (on some models)
Your dispenser can be turned off for easy cleaning or to prevent
unintentional dispensing by small children and pets.
NOTE: The lock feature does not shut off power to the product, to
the ice maker, or to the dispenser light. It simply deactivates the
dispenser levers. The ice and water dispensers will not work.
Style 1: Press the LOCK BUTTON to lock the dispenser. Press the
UNLOCK button to unlock the dispenser.
Style 2: Press and hold the LOCK OUT button to lock the
dispenser. Press and hold the LOCK OUT button a second time to
unlock the dispenser.

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Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Gs5shaxnb02 Ice maker

HI!

In my refrigrator ice is not making . My frig is about one year old side by side. All of a sudden I noticed water stop coming in the ice dispenser. Please advise me what went wrong.

Thanks

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

SASSYBEAR
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it is possible that the water line has frozen, but I would venture to guess that it is most likely the water inlet valve. Both can be accessed by removing the back panel on the back of the fridge down at the bottom.

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

tborn6
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SOURCE: My whirlpool fridge, ice makerMy Whirlpool is not making ice. It has an in door ice dispensing system. It stopped making ice yesterday - what could be wrong?

lift the bar up to shut the maker offf and then turn it bakck on and wait.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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chande the filter

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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