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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Find a five year old child with a tape measure
and ask the child to measure the inside of the fridge
then width x lenght x hight = result
Then give child a lollie
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
I have the same one. It was outside in the garage-brand new-had that same problem. We taped foam insulation on sides and parts of the back-that worked! We have since moved and now it is in the climate controlled basement and works fine w/o duct tape! get what you pay for huh?!
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
Whirlpool refrigerator and freezer problem. a cup was place in the refrigerator to catch the percipitation coming from an inlet from the freezer. Which they are two inlets located in the center back of the refrigerator from the ceiling adjacent to the floor of the top freezer. the Freezer back t-shape vent goes down to these inlets where the percipitation is coming from. What is this the damper
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
With ice makers it is almost always one of two things. The ice maker itself, or the water valve (valve is located on the backside of the frig, bottom right hand side almost 100% of the time). Figuring out which one is easy, and I will help explain.
First thing is the frig has to be cold enough for the ice maker to even start working. I'm assuming we have the cold part taken care of. Next, the machine will start a cycle and ask for water. Here is where the valve comes in. The ice maker energizes the valve and it opens allowing water to rush up the back of the frig and into the ice maker. After the ice freezes the ice maker goes into harvest and dumps the ice.
In conclusion, you either have an ice maker that stalled at some point during that cycle (in which case you need a new ice maker). Or the water valve is not opening, thus no water enters the ice maker and you get zero ice.
If you have ice in the ice maker and it is not dumping, you need a new ice maker. If it is empty, you have to either wait for it to ask for water or manually advance the ice maker into cycle so you do not have to wait.
At this point you will hear the water valve energize or not. If it never energizes, the ice maker is not working right, if it energizes and you get squat, the valve needs to be replaced.
If you have experience with a multimeter you could detach the harness going to the ice maker and simply hook up your leads. When the ice maker asks for water, you should get 110v reading on the meter. If you do, the valve is bad and needs to be replaced.
If I can be of any further assistance please let me know. good luck!
Oh, and the valve probably sells for between $50 and $100 depending on where you buy it. The ice maker should run between $100 and $180.
P.S. There is a remote chance the filter needs to be replaced. An old filter can cause water pressure issues and you may not get enough water into the ice maker.
Posted on May 30, 2010
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