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Offline Mark L

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Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« on: January 29, 2012, 08:47:55 PM »
I have replaced the optics boards, the control module, and tested the tray thermostat for continuity.  My icemaker fills with water, freezes, but gets stuck there.  When I jump the T and H holes, nothing happens.  Does anyone know what I am missing?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012, 10:24:52 PM »
Could you post the model number of the refrigerator for us, thanks

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 12:26:52 PM »
Could you post the model number of the refrigerator for us, thanks
It is a whirlpool gs6shaxmb

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 01:39:43 PM »
Being you have already replaced the optic boards, part # AP3137510 and it fills with water I would go ahead and replace the ice maker.

Here is the ice maker for your model refrigerator.



WHIRLPOOL Complete Icemaker Assembly (8 Cube), part number: AP3182733



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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 02:05:20 PM »
you could save 30 dollars & order AP3177342  motor module. if your mold is in good shape.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2012, 03:35:52 PM »
I have already replaced the control module on the icemaker.  The only thing I didn't replace was the tray.  Could it be anything else?

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 04:38:39 PM »
has to be icemaker assy. then! optic board been replaced, make sure optic board plugs are tight. light should be steady on with shutter closed.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 04:46:23 PM »
I have already replaced the control module on the icemaker.  The only thing I didn't replace was the tray.  Could it be anything else?

This is exactly why I don't try and rebuild ice makers. ;)
If the ice maker is getting voltage and water I pop a new one in and move on down the road. :)

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2012, 05:51:21 PM »
To cycle this icemaker using T and H you have to tape the door flap closed,jump T and H,close the door,unplug the refrigerator,re-plug the refrigerator and let the icemaker cycle.
Take a Kid fishing.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 10:50:49 AM »
I agree with W/P Change the ice maker because it sounds like a harvest issue with tray heater or sensor. the only way I know to test it I think jump trout explained it best. There is a special tester for the module I think it's made by orion tecnology. Anyone heard of this tester or know where to find them? Kinda tired of meter and jumper wires testing these. this tester plugs into the motor module and will test the circuit and allow to test harvest.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2012, 11:26:42 AM »
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There is a special tester for the module I think it's made by orion tecnology. Anyone heard of this tester or know where to find them?

You talking about this one?

Diagnostic Icemaker Tester for Modular Ice Makers IMT1






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It's also listed in our tool list.

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2012, 08:04:38 PM »
That's the one. thanx AJ

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Re: Whirlpool Gold icemaker not working
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 08:19:02 PM »
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