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CE MAKER not making ice Inspect Water fill tube,Inspect the ice maker mold to see if there are ice cubes present. If there are no cubes or very small cubes, then you should look for issues with the water fill system. Inspect the fill tube and the fill cup area at the back of the ice maker to make sure that they are not frozen. If there is an ice buildup in that area, confirm no foreign objects have disrupted the flow of water into the fill cup. If nothing obvious has caused the ice buildup then suspect the inlet valve, tubing or low water pressure. Inspect the outlet tubing from the fill valve to the ice maker fill tube for any signs of restrictions and replace if necessary. WATER INLET VALVE: Check the water inlet valvefor any restrictions. You will need to shut off the valve from the household water supply before you disconnect the inlet tubing. Some water inlet valves may have a screen to filter debris before it can enter the valve. If the screen is plugged, water flow will be restricted and the result will be small or layered ice cubes. Remove and clean the screen or replace the valve. If dirt has gotten into the valve it may not shut off completely and will continuously drip water into the ice maker fill tube and will eventually freeze up. Low household water pressure or a restriction at the manual shut off valve will also cause the water inlet valve to not shut off completely and create this same condition. Self piercing saddle valves are the most common shut off valve to cause this problem as the hole that is pierced in the water line is often too small and will more easily become restricted. The water inlet valveis operated by line voltage supplied through the ice maker control. Power is applied for approximately 7-9 seconds during the harvest cycle and energizes the solenoid on the valve to allow water to flow. You can check the solenoid for continuity with a multi-meter. On models with multiple solenoid inlet valves, you will need to determine which portion or portions of the valve are used for the ice maker. You can normally follow the inlet tubing from the ice maker back to the valve. Unplug the refrigerator and turn off the water supply to the valve before working with this part. (HOW TO TEST INLET VALVE:Inspect the filter screen where the supply line connects. Remove any debris or deposits that may have built up using a toothbrush or warm running water. If you cannot clear theclog, it will benecessary to replace the valve(the filter is not removable on most inlet valves).Test thewaterinletvalve for continuity using amultImeter. First, inspect the coil for an indication of it's ohm rating. If no information is printed on the coil, then use the range of 170 to 500 ohms. Set themultitesterto the ohms setting X100 (if available, otherwise use the nearest ohm setting). Place a probe on each terminal. Themultitestershould display a reading that matches the coil's rating or if you don't know the rating then it should fall into the range of 170 to 500 ohms. If the water inlet valve does not pass this test, it should be replaced. If the inlet valve has two coils, test the second coil in the same way (note that they may not have the same ohm rating).The valve can also fail mechanically. So even if it passes the electrical test, it may still require replacement. If you have ruled out all other possibilities, go ahead and replace the valve. Check the tap valve.A bad tap valve-the little device that connects the ice maker's water supply tube to the water pipe-may cause the problem where the ice maker's supply tube connects to the water pipe. If necessary, replace the inlet valve and the tap valve. For the tap valve, use the type that requires you to drill a 1/4-inch hole (as opposed to the "self-piercing" type). You can buy anice maker connection kitand do this yourself, or call a repair person or plumber to install an inline water filter when replacing the valve. Lastly the ICE MAKER ASSEMBLY: If there are no ice buildup issues or suspected problems with the water supply, then you may have a problem with the ice maker control. The most common type of ice maker used in modern refrigerators is the heat release ice maker. The ice maker uses heat to release the ice cubes. If the water's route is blocked or the solenoid doesn't work-or if the bail wire is lifted-the ice maker won't make ice. (Alsonote that your home's water pressure may not be strong enough to serve an ice maker.) If you have aheat releaseor modularice maker itwill have a removable cover at the front. Behind the cover is a series of electrical test points that can be used to diagnose the ice maker. The unit can be manually operated by inserting an insulated jumper wire into test points"T" and "H" to initiate a "test harvest".On other ice makers jumper at pointsN & M(neutral to Motor) The jumper should be insulated 14 gauge solid wire that has the insulation stripped back about 3/4 of an inch on both ends, and bent into a "U" shape. When inserted into the test points for 5 to 10 seconds, the motor should start and the cycle will continue on its own. You may have to manually close the freezer door switch for this to operate.This test will simulate a real harvest cycle and will operate the ejector blades, shut off arm and the fill valve in the proper sequence, and will allow you to do a proper diagnosis.This is a live voltage testand should only be performed by a qualified person. If the motor does not start, you can verify that you have power to the ice maker at test points "L" and "N". If the ice maker is getting power and does not perform a cycle, then the module will need to be replaced On component mode ice makers the testing is done differently. Testing a thermostat ina componentice maker: The thermostat is located near the bottomofthesupport box. The thermostat is connected by two or threewires.Labelthe wire placement before disconnecting them. Removethethermostatby loosening the clamp, by pushing back theretainerclips, or by removing the retaining screws. Test the thermostat forcontinuityusingamultitestersetto the ohms setting X1. Start by testing the thermostatwhenithas come up to room temperature (about 20 minutes after removingit from the freezer). If the thermostat has two wirestouch one probe to each wire. You should get a reading ofinfinity.Chillthe thermostat in the freezer for about twenty minutesandretest. This time you should get a reading of zero (continuity). If the thermostat has three wires,number them 1, 2 and 3. Test combinations 1 & 2, 1 & 3and 2 & 3 and write down the results. Two of the combinationsshould yield a reading of infinity and one should yield areadingofzero. Now chill the thermostat in the freezer for about twentyminutes and retest. The combination that had a zero reading before,should now have a reading of infinity. One of the two other combinationsshould now yield a zeroreading.Ifthe thermostat fails this test,it should be replaced. Testing amodular ice maker 'sthermostatcan be tested and replaced individually. Test the thermostat forcontinuityusing amultitesterset to the ohms setting X1. Start by testing the thermostat when it is cold (10 degrees). Insert one probe into the hole labeled "T" and the other probe into the hole labeled "H". The meter should indicate zero resistance (continuity). After the ice maker has warmed up, repeat the test and this time the meter should indicateinfiinity(no continuity).If the thermostat does not pass both tests, it should be replaced. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFh8aa7asvw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPeZ29XdX5U http://www.appliancerepair.net/refrigerator-repair-1.html God is the reason I give you free advice so God is good!

Whirlpool... • Answered on Mar 12, 2020

If you have a problem with a leak on pipes or in the general part of the system. First, you should find the leak where is it in the ice machine? But how to find the leakage? Follow the below introduction, 1- Preparing liquid detergent (which you use at the kitchen) with water in a plastic

Whirlpool... • Answered on Feb 18, 2020

One thing which happened to me lately the Ice maker at my job was clicking. I looked up in it if had frozen up I had to defrost it, the clicking went away. Well that may not be help on your freezer but might be the ice maker in it. Just a thought. Link below talk about the relay and other issues which can cause clicking noise link below may help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUWe0gIqH48 https://www.hunker.com/12605063/my-fridge-is-clicking-and-not-cooling https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGGB5IZKk0E https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/156981/What+causes+clicking+noise

Whirlpool... • Answered on Jan 14, 2020

I have problems with whirlpool refrigerant the compressor not working no any electric power came to it that for I checked all the ather thing it's ok and the out fan behind the compressor it usually working.
My question is what the main thing to make compressor not working in the same time fan are working.

Whirlpool... • Answered on Oct 17, 2019

In the freezer compartment there is a panel on the ceiling of the freezer, remove this with a small spatula, it snaps off, there is a dial that controls the airflow on the panel, inside this panel is the defrost control board, it does not use the old time defrost timer, it uses this part, its about $250 Cntrl-Elec Part Number: AP6023580 Made by: Genuine Whirlpool part OUR PRICE $259.12 REGULARLY YOU SAVE $260.53 $1.41

Whirlpool... • Answered on Oct 16, 2019

Most ice makers in domestic refrigerators make a noise when filling ice containers and when "dropping" ice cubes into ice container. If working OK then this is possibly the noise as described above.

Whirlpool... • Answered on Oct 03, 2019

Pitch it !! I am currently on #2 brand new replacement. Max cold is 40 deg. The first one had two pc boards and various parts . Sorry you also have issues. I wanted to vent . Try google?

Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 20, 2019

same common answer. freezer door seals or door not closing. fridge gets cooled from freezer. not so common, control board, compressor. control board may have bad capacitors (bulging) compressor may be better to replace refrig

Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 05, 2019

1st = try to determine why freezer is not freezing. fridge is cooled from freezer. water may not be flowing because freezer is not cold enough to make ice. Verify freezer door is closing and seals are sealing. If you slam the fridge door closed and the freezer door moves there is a problem.

Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 05, 2019

water filter charcoal filer, vegy filter??? water filter is normally in the ceiling on the right side. Pull down the door, pull out the filter, put in new one, close door. charcoal filter top center behind a door with slots. vegy filter in one of the vegy drawers - usually rear, but owner sets location.

Whirlpool... • Answered on Sep 04, 2019

Thanks Mike for the only straight up answer & not an ignorant comment as others have. Appreciated!

Whirlpool... • Answered on Aug 23, 2019

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