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Whirlpool ice maker stopped working after bucket defrost

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stream41:

--- Quote from: AJ on May 23, 2012, 12:37:31 PM ---
--- Quote from: stream41 on May 23, 2012, 12:29:11 PM ---The ejector seems to be somewhat loose - you can move it around between positions - is this normal? I tried filling the mold with a bit of water, but it didn't eject that batch of ice. Starting to look like I'll just need to replace the ice maker, huh? I've told my wife I can replace it myself for ~$130, but she thinks I need to call a repairman to make sure it isn't something else (like the water inlet valve, etc). Is there a way I can rule out the inlet valve before dropping $130 on the ice maker?

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You should not be able to move it around between positions, it's not normal.

Sounds like you need to replace the ice maker. This is something you can do yourself.

If you order the ice maker though the link I posted below and it does not fix it you can return it, no problem.

Your model refrigerator uses replacement ice maker, part # 2198597

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Okay great, thanks! When I took the ice maker out, it seems like all I'd have to do to put in a new one is just unplug the molex connector and connect the new unit, then slide it back in. Is that all there is to it?

AJ:

--- Quote ---Okay great, thanks! When I took the ice maker out, it seems like all I'd have to do to put in a new one is just unplug the molex connector and connect the new unit, then slide it back in. Is that all there is to it?
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Yes, that's all there is to it.   O0

AJ:

--- Quote from: stream41 on May 23, 2012, 12:29:11 PM ---Is there a way I can rule out the inlet valve before dropping $130 on the ice maker?

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You can jump out T&H (think that's it, should be in the service manual) to by pass the thermostat in the ice maker and run the motor to test it and see if it fill.


I have a jumper wire I made from a old ice maker harness that I just plug in after I removed the ice maker to jump power to the water valve for testing.



AJ:
The water valve is a duel valve used for both the water dispenser in the door and the ice maker.
A lot of people think just because they have water to the dispenser in the door, but not to the ice maker that the water valve must be ok.


That is often true, but not always the case.


Here is what the water valve looks like for your mode, part # W10159839

stream41:
Okay, cool - thanks so much for your help!

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