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Offline pudge2824

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Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« on: March 01, 2008, 08:59:40 AM »
My ice maker stopped working about a month ago and I need help figuring out what's wrong with it.  Could it possibly be the water filter and needs to be replaced?  Please help!

Model Number: GS5SHAXNB01

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 01:29:42 PM »
What ya could do is pour a little bit of water in the ice maker and see if it kicks out a batch. if it does then possibly all you might need to do is rplace the water valve. If you wish to replace the filter that would be ok but probably will not fix the problem. here is how it works. As the water forms into ice it makes the mold get colder and colder. when the temp is just right the mold thermostat activates the icemaker. The heater comes on and the motor attemps tomove the ice. The ice slowly moves around and drops out. Near the end of the cycle a the ice maker calls for water and fills the mold and the whole thing starts again. See if it makes a batch of ice and if it does then try replacing the watervalve.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008, 02:35:06 PM »
On your model, icemaker operation is controlled by an optical sensor mounted on both sides of the freezer liner. The usual failure of this model is a bad  emitter board, located in one of these recesses. You may view the service instructions for checking this sensor here.



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Re: Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008, 10:03:09 PM »
Ice Maker Tray Thermostat Part # 627985

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 05:32:43 PM »
My ice maker is also not working.  It is not filling up with water, and a while ago I did have a frozen fill tube, which I thawed out with a hairdryer.  I tried putting water in like you suggested to a previous post and the water has turned to ice, but is not releasing it into the bin.

Do you have any more suggestions?? 

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2008, 05:39:08 PM »
Hi angela,

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Re: Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker not working- please help
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008, 10:00:39 PM »
You definately have something wrong with the ice maker if the water has turned to ice angela and the IM is not harvesting. The way it works is the IM needs 28 degrees F to harvest. If the coils below in the condenser are dirty the IM won't try to harvest. The Ice Mold thermostat is mounted on the firewall of the Icemold in its on little cubby hole. To access it you will need to remove the head. then remove the shell seperating the Ice mold from the heads housing. There you will find the ice mold thermostat. It's only function is to get it on. If the temperature is right in the freezer. To test this precious thermostat one needs only to stick it into a freezer and let it hang out for an hour or so. Then  grab it and check it for continuity. if it is open it has failed and belongs in the file 13. It is easily replaced and inexpensive.



Ice Maker Tray Thermostat Part # 627985



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