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WHEN MY ICE MAKER STOPS MAKING CUBES I HAVE REPLACED THE FILTER 3 TIMES....AND IT ALWAYS GOT MY ICE CUBE MAKER WORKING AGAIN...BUT THIS TIME IT STOPPED MAKING CUBES AND I PUT IN 3 NEW FILTERS AND IT STILL IS NOT MAKING ICE CUBES....CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM MYSELF....I CALLED A REPAIRMAN BUT THEY ARE SOOOO EXPENSIVE AND I AM 72 YEARS OLD AND CAN HAVE SOMEBODY ELSE FIX IT FOR ME IF YOU CAN TELL ME WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP...I LOVE MY WHIRLPOOL! THANK YOU!

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  • angeline4 Jan 04, 2011

    I DID EVERYTHING YOU SAID AND NOTHING WORKED BUT I DID DISCOVER THAT THE OPENING INSIDE THE FRIG THAT POURS THE WATER INTO THE CUBE MAKER HAD ICE IN IT...SO I TRIED TO GET IT OUT BUT IT IS REALLY FROZEN....I ALSO TRIED TO TAKE THE 'PLUG' ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS TUBING OFF BUT COULDN'T BUDGE IT FOR FEAR IT WOULD CRACK AND BREAK....HOW DO I THAW OUT THIS LITTLE BIT OF ICE THAT IS BLOCKING THE FLOW OF WATER TO THE ICE MAKER???? CAN I HAVE AN EASY SOLUTION???? I THOUGHT OF TURNING THE FRIG OFF AND LETTING IT THAW BUT THEN MY FOOD WOULD SPOIL RITE?

    THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR TRYING TO HELP AN OLD LADY SAVE MONEY!!!

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Hi, first check to make sure the water hose going to the ice maker is not crimped or the valve is not off. Second make sure the hose is not frozen on the end...the ice would plug up the water flow...lastly I would check out the level arm and make sure it is operating correctly. There should be a limit switch that it bumps into when the tray is full, double check to make sure this is functioning correctly.
Secondly, check the water line attached to the back of the refrigerator for good water flow. To do that, first turn off the water supply valve. Then remove the water line from the back of the refrigerator. Next, place the water line into a bucket and momentarily turn the water valve back on to test the flow. If the flow is poor, you need to repair, clean, or replace the tubing or the shut-off valve that supplies the water. If the flow is good, you may have to replace the water inlet valve.

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Jan 04, 2011

    The only way to thaw the refrigerator is to turn it off..

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