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Offline LaneBrubaker

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ice maker not working
« on: November 09, 2008, 12:26:12 PM »
Ice maker quit making ice a week ago. A piece of ice was stuck in the maker so I removed it, but it didn't start working again. Water dispenser works just fine and I have replaced the filter as well. I have taken the water valve apart and cleaned it but the ice maker still doesn't work.

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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 03:54:39 PM »
Remove the icemaker and look at the white ejector blades. Usually when the ice jams like yours did, it can make one of the fingers on the ejector bend out of shape and jam against the side.


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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 05:26:28 PM »
I checked that, the white ejector blades are ok and when the bar is up you can turn them all the way around. When the bar is down nothing happens, the ejectors don't move and water doesn't fill the ice maker

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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 06:42:10 PM »
put some water in the ice maker and see if it kicks out a batch.
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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 07:28:32 PM »
OOps...if you can turn those ejector blades, you need a new icemaker.
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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 08:15:45 PM »
The factory part number for your ice maker is 4317943.



WHIRLPOOL 4317943 Whirlpool Icemaker Kit (fits Many Brands), AP2984633


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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 04:57:00 PM »
So even with the bar up I shouldn't be able to turn the ejector blades? I guess the piece of ice that got stuck burnt the ice maker up.

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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 06:38:30 PM »
That and the 10,000,000 ice cubes that went through it already :D
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Re: ice maker not working
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 07:31:05 PM »
Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate it!

 

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