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Offline bigolyt

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Whirlpool Refrigerator
« on: December 04, 2009, 11:41:26 PM »
So my ice maker stopped working a week or so ago and I'm unsure why.

I've checked the receiver and emitter modules and all lights/sign point to it working. Whats the next (easiest :)) thing to try to get my ice maker to work before calling in support?

Not sure if that model number will work or will be familiar.... I purchased it from Costco.

Thanks in advance!

Model ED5FHAXSS00

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 12:13:07 AM »
Could be a faulty water valve,dirty filter, reverse osmosis system(bad fer im's) or dirty refrigeration coils.
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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009, 12:58:07 AM »
Could be a faulty water valve,dirty filter, reverse osmosis system(bad fer im's) or dirty refrigeration coils.

The refrigerator is only a little over a year old. I've replaced the filter about a month ago (ice maker worked after the replacement). I'll check into the water valve since it seems the easiest to check :) What about the water valve? It seems like its getting plenty cold, but the water isnt coming out maybe? If I knew, I wouldnt be here...hehe

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009, 01:11:14 AM »
 You can put a jumper between L and V and this will activate the watervalve.

Modular crescent Icemaker test points:
 
With NO power to the icemaker, and
 ice ejection fingers in the freeze position:
 Your ohm meter should read 8800 ohms between L and M,
 and 72 ohms between L and H.
 
 With power ON to the ice maker:  
If meter reads 0 volts between L and N you have no power to the ice maker.
 If the meter reads 120 volts then you have power to the ice maker.
If you have 0 volts between L and H heater is off if you have 120 between L and H the heater should be ON. If you have 0 power between L and M the motor is off. If you have 120 between L and M then the motor should be ON. If you have 0 volts between T and H the thermostat is closed If the meter reads 120 between T and H then the thermostat is OPEN. If the voltage is 0 between N and V the water valve is closed. If the meter reads 120 water should be filling the mold.
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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2009, 10:45:28 PM »
Is the fill tube the black tube that hangs down about an inch long? If so, how do I get to it?

I emailed Whirpool and they said it could be that. I did notice that the ice maker control lights werent flashing like they should (solid red light when the flap is pressed down, and flashing red when its open)


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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2009, 11:18:50 PM »
Your fill tube will freeze IF the water valve is dripping like a faucet. That causes a stalagmite in that fill tube. It is in the top (ceiling) over the ice mold.
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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2009, 11:30:32 PM »
Your fill tube will freeze IF the water valve is dripping like a faucet. That causes a stalagmite in that fill tube. It is in the top (ceiling) over the ice mold.

Would I be able to hear the water valve dripping if it were?

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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2009, 11:52:12 PM »
nope
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Re: Whirlpool Refrigerator
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 12:18:16 AM »
I just want to clarify and I just checked, that the ice maker control flashes every second with the door open but the actual door light has to be pressed. It flashes the same weather the flap is open or closed. It does NOT do anything with the door open and the light on though.

 

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