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Re: Whirlpool ice maker problems
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2010, 08:41:38 PM »
Oh, you might need this:

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Re: Whirlpool ice maker problems
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010, 09:43:18 PM »
It takes a while. Every time you open the door you delay the process. Give it time.
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Re: Whirlpool ice maker problems
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2010, 01:23:12 PM »
Ok, still no ice. Not even any water in the tray.  Ideas?

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Re: Whirlpool ice maker problems
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2010, 02:26:35 PM »
Last year when we bought our house we bought a Whirlpool Gold side-by-side refrigerator with the ice bin in the door. About a month after the warranty ran out the ice maker stopped making ice. I replaced the ice maker unit itself but it's still not making ice. I know it's cycling, I've seen it happen, but its not getting water. I've used a hair dryer to try to thaw out the delivery tube but that didn't work either. The only other thing I can think of is the water valve must be shot but the water dispenser in the door works fine. From the research I've done I found that this is the water valve that is required but it looks like it controls both the ice maker and dispenser flow. Does anybody have any ideas?

When you had the fill tube removed from the water valve did you try to blow air through the tube to make sure it was open?

Here is the service manual for your ice maker.

R-92 Whirlpool and KitchenAid Indoor Ice System - Ice Maker Service Repair Manual

If you have already replace the ice maker (2198597) and the water valve (4389177) and it still don't work there are only a few things left it could be.

1. The fill tube between the water valve and ice maker is frozen shut. Disconnect the fill tube from the water valve and blow air through it to make sure it's open.

2. The freezer is not cold enough for the ice maker to cycle. The freezer maybe cold enough to freeze food, but not cold enough to close the thermostat in the ice maker so it will run. I like to see freezer temps around 0-5 Deg. F. Put a thermometer in the freezer and check the temperature.

3. You have a bad P.C. Board kit, emitter & receiver part # 4389102

Check out the service manual and do some more checking. Let us know what you find.



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Re: Whirlpool ice maker problems
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2010, 03:38:54 PM »
Thanks! I have only replaced the inlet valve kit so far. When I disconnected the freezer line I did not blow through it but I will try that. It was too busy peeing water all over me. lol I have not replaced the actual ice maker yet. That was the original poster. I just tagged on since everything was the same, or so it seemed. I will check the line and other stuff first. The freezer is still on the same temp it always has been but I ill check that too. Thanks again. I will post back after I do more troubleshooting.

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Re: Whirlpool ice maker problems
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2010, 04:02:11 PM »
That was the original poster. I just tagged on since everything was the same, or so it seemed.

It is always best to start your own topic. If you think a topic is relevant to your topic it's best to simply link to it from your own topic.

It just helps keep thinks simpler. :)

Please start a new topic when you post again to let us know what you found wrong or if you need more help.

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