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I have a Whirlpool GD5RHAXS with ice maker. The ice maker fills up with water, freezes but the plastic fingers that should slowly rotate and push the ice out are not slowly rotating anymore. Recently I would give it a tap, shake or wiggle the plastic fingers and sometimes it would work again for a few times. But now it is stopped for good. Infrared sensor seems to be working and blinking as it should be. I have removed the ice maker (ice is thawing) and plan to open up the side of the motor unit to see if there is anything broken in there or something... maybe teeth to a gear (though I hear no rattling). What do you think? Is the motor just shot and I need to replace it or is there something to fix? Please contact me via email.

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  • jrblack10 May 25, 2011

    Original poster here... a reply to this post will be fine, no need for email. Sorry... newbie to this thing.

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See if ice is jammed up in the tunnel the ice is pushed through.
Will the motor turn the auger with all the ice removed.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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If you have the type of ice maker that has an ice bin on the freezer door, then there are instructions available at www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com to fix the ice maker problem. They also sell the part that is sometimes required to repair this common problem on the ice maker. The problem is notorious on these refrigerators that were made around 2004 and later. The ice maker will usually go out within 1-2 years. They have redesigned a part to eliminate the problem.

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http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search_results.jsp?searchTerm=GD5RHAXNQ00&siteCd=WHRCOM
Ice maker exploded view is on page 19, and parts are listed on page 2 of the parts manual. I agree, the care and use guide to be useless.
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Have you tried thi site? Hope this helps and good luck.

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Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool side by side GS5SHAXN. Ice maker slowly died.

Hi agcruiser;
Have your change your water filter lately?
If not try that, as it may be starting to block up a little.
Another problem could be the water inlet valve(Ice Side) situated at bottom of fridge, that could be starting to wear (Can interchange with water side inlet valve). Yes there are 2- 1 for ice and 1 for water
The Whirlpools Ice Michine set up is very easy, and runs by a mechanical system, they can be tested (Use a qualified tech).
Cheers hope this helps

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