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Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« on: September 19, 2012, 06:10:38 PM »
I have the refrigerator below and I think its possessed. In march of last year the ice maker stopped working. After closer inspection the gear under the side cover had snapped off and burned up. I got a used replacement icemaker from a friend who had a 2nd fridge with no water connection and put it in and it did not fix it. I got frustrated and left it alone for like 6 months.

Then one day out of the blue it started working all of a sudden. However, I had put something back together wrong because it was dumping ice all over the bottom of the freezer. Only about half of it was going in the door box. I dealt with that for the last 6 months and now it has stopped making ice again.

I pulled the ice maker out and the white fingers that turn to push the cubes out after the tray heats are pointing straight down and frozen into half cubes. I pulled it out again to thaw it and came here immediately. The infrared sensor is flashing two times, pause, two times, pause over and over. Any ideas?

Edit: I am looking to get the icemaker working again and I am also looking for pictures of one assembled so I can see what I put together wrong. I know it has to be some spring or plastic piece.

Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator:
Mod: GS6SHAXMB00
Ser: SR4054839
Man Date: 10/04
Type 26SSA
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 06:19:19 PM »
Take a look at your original ice maker. It has a special slide on it that guides the ice into the door. Your Buddy's probably didn't have it. Get yours off the original and install it on your working ice maker.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 10:06:43 AM »
All he gave me was the icemaker itself. All the plastic attached to it came from mine. I will get them out and compare them. I am sure I must have missed something.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 10:14:53 AM »
Wow, not sure how I missed it but you are correct. It doesn't have that slide. Ok, going to order the part I need. Is this it?


http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/whirlpool-complete-icemaker-assembly--8-cube--item-number-ap3182733.aspx

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 10:18:08 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 08:56:14 AM »
Thanks! I got it ordered. I sure hope this fixes it. this ice maker has been quirky.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 11:29:33 AM »
Ok, got the new part in. Fits like a charm but still no ice. It filled with water, I can feel the ice cubes but that is it. It's not making ice. My temp settings are set to 6, the door bucket is empty. Any ideas?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2012, 01:36:21 PM »
I have to order a switch for my stove so if this needs another part I want to order them together and save on shipping. 

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 03:40:49 PM »
I pulled the fridge out, vacuumed from the backside and then from the front. The coils were pretty well caked up. Using an infrared thermometer the interior of the freezer is 0-2 degrees F on average. Everything is hard frozen.


The Infrared sensor flashes 2 times, pause, 2 times, pause like it should and goes to a steady light when the flap is pushed down.


Any other ideas?


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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 03:58:07 PM »
The ice maker is new, it fills with water so the water valve is ok.
If the freezer temp is ok about all that is left would be the control board on the side wall, part # 4389102

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2012, 04:45:52 PM »
If I jump it and it works, does that mean the board is bad? I ask because it flashes and pauses like it should.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2012, 10:10:42 PM »
The flashes in those are not always correct, it seems like everyone I look at is different. If you jump it you send direct power to the ice maker, so if it works when you jump it, you are correct.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2012, 07:13:28 PM »
Ok, I just jumped it and closed the door so it will get to temp. I want to see if it will make ice. I did not jump the thermostat. I can 15-20 minutes and check it.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2012, 11:35:18 AM »
Nothing. I jumped it and left it overnight. About to bypass the thermostat on the icemaker and see if it will run. I might just put the whole damn thing on the curb.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Series Refrigerator - Icemaker again
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2012, 12:17:49 PM »
I jumped the thermostat and it ran fine. I put it all back together and will order the IR controls.

 

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