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    • Part Number: AP3182733
    • MFG Part Number: 2198597
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The sweeper arm that moves to clear the unit of ice had frozen into the ice cubes in my current unit. Upon realizing this, I removed the ice maker and cleaned the ice from the ice mold by defrosting. I re-installed the ice maker and the arm did rotate and fill once more. When the ice was frozen the arm did not rotate ever again to remove the frozen ice. Should I replace the entire ice making unit or do you feel something else is wrong to cause this?

Brian J. for Model Number 2198597

ANSWER Hello Brian, The ice maker is out of time. The motor module W10190935 replacement will correct this issue as long as the mold heater tests good. This mounts to the front of the ice maker and is half the price of the complete ice maker. To test the ice maker mold heater, unplug the unit and using an ohm meter set to the RX1 scale, test from hole L to hole H. You should read from 51O to 72O. If the reading is higher than this by more than 10%, replace the complete ice maker assembly. If the reading in within the range mentioned, replace the motor module. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, August 30, 2012

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