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GSF26C5EXY00 Whirlpool icemaker not working
« on: May 08, 2013, 12:06:28 PM »
I am working on the above mentioned fridge.  The icemaker is not working.  It looks like its a similar design as the older ones with the icemaker at the top of freezer.  This one is built in to the top of the door.  The icemaker looks like the normal whirlpool icemaker but it is shorter and makes fewer cubes, the control part is the same.


It has a sensor in the door to see if the bucket is full.  There appears to be a red light on the board on the left, however, it is not on.


There was no ice in the icemaker.


I put a jumper wire in the T H holes of the icemaker and held the door switches and the icebucket flapper and the icemaker did not cycle.


I am leaning towrds the sensor for the ice bucket, but have never worked on this exact model.


Should the light be on on the left side of the sensors?
If its not on, is it a good assumption that the sensor is bad?


Couldn't find the manual for it.


Thanks!
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Re: GSF26C5EXY00 Whirlpool icemaker not working
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 01:14:33 PM »
Ok, I found the tech sheet on the drive. it appears since the red light is not on, that the optics are bad.  But is it the receiver or the emitter?
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Re: GSF26C5EXY00 Whirlpool icemaker not working
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 01:22:34 PM »
Glad you found the tech sheet. I just added it to our google drive after reading your post, but then got interrupted before I got to post a reply.

Was going to say the receive and emitter come together, but I see that's not the case on this model.

If you have a digital camera you maybe able to use it to see if the IR emitter is working or not as the digital camera will be able to see IR light.

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Re: GSF26C5EXY00 Whirlpool icemaker not working
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 01:41:46 PM »
I have a camera on my phone. I wonder if that will see the light. 
Just got a call from the customer, she said it just dumped a load of ice.
It hadn't worked for a month she said. 
Maybe the connector in there was a little loose.
I will touch base with her tomorrow and see if its still working.
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Re: GSF26C5EXY00 Whirlpool icemaker not working
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 01:50:59 PM »
You can test the camera on your phone with a tv remote.

Point the remote at the camera and as you press the buttons on the tv remote watch it through the camera. If the camera can see IR light you will see the IR LED on the end of the remote light up well watching it through the camera.



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Re: GSF26C5EXY00 Whirlpool icemaker not working
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 01:56:18 PM »
Just checked and my phone cam does pick up ir from my remote.
Sweet!
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