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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2010, 05:46:31 PM »
Clean the burnt spot and party on.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010, 05:58:46 PM »
Clean the burnt spot and party on.

Sorry JW, but I disagree. From looking at the photo the clip that holds the gear on has been damaged too. At this point I would replace the ice maker.



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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2010, 06:07:41 PM »
Yep you are right. If that shaft had of just not broken though... :rofl:
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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2010, 06:59:38 PM »
Is that the icemaker that mounts sideways into the freezer section with the optics?  Ice bucket on the door? 

If it is.  You can go to lowe's, pick up a whirlpool icemaker kit, remove the head off of it, and install it onto your existing mold.  Lowe's sells 2 different kits.  One for a Frigidaire brand ref, and one for the Whirlpool brand machines.  You of course need the Whirlpool one.  They sell for $50 bucks plus tax.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2010, 07:53:45 PM »
Is that the icemaker that mounts sideways into the freezer section with the optics?  Ice bucket on the door? 

If it is.  You can go to lowe's, pick up a whirlpool icemaker kit, remove the head off of it, and install it onto your existing mold.  Lowe's sells 2 different kits.  One for a Frigidaire brand ref, and one for the Whirlpool brand machines.  You of course need the Whirlpool one.  They sell for $50 bucks plus tax.

Are the ones at Lowe's the same after market ice makers I see on ebay with the cheap white plastic ice tray?

I ordered one of them cheap after market ones off of ebay cheap and it turned out to be a piece of junk. Two months later I was back there to replace it again.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2010, 08:01:02 PM »
remove the head off of it, and install it onto your existing mold.

Not to be a stick in the mud, but I think this would also void any warranty on the new ice maker.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2010, 06:08:43 AM »
No, Its A FSP Part.  And if you got your receipt you can take anything back to lowes
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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010, 03:58:06 PM »
Hey guys. This thread has been super helpful. I have the same issue with the white clip breaking off on the control head. I'm thinking of trying to pick up one at Lowes as previously mentioned.

However, my question is, if I decide to purchase a new one online, do I have to get the whole Icemaker, ie; Part # 2198597 for $121.00

 or can I just replace the control head ie; Part #628135 for $57.00

I really appreciate your time and help

Thanks.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 04:02:20 PM »
If the white clip is the only thing broken, thats all you will need to change.  So go on ahead an order just the head.
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Re: Whirlpool Gold refrigerator ice maker not working
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2010, 04:19:51 PM »
If the white clip is the only thing broken, thats all you will need to change.  So go on ahead an order just the head.

Perfect. Thanks so much!

 

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