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    • Part Number: AP3040319
    • MFG Part Number: 2206123
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The icemaker won't make ice. I have water to the door, but it won't make ice. I know there are 3 solonoids, the blue one has 346 ohms and the gree one has 171 ohms. How do I manually start the icemaker so I can check the valve? I know it only works when it is called for. When I took the cover off the icemaker, it said not to turn manually. Thanks for your help.

Harry for Model Number 59212998

ANSWER Harry, Apparently you have a basic W/P heat release ice maker. To "manually" start your ice maker, remove the front cover, take a 3 inch legth of 14 guage insulated wire and remove 3/4 of an inch of the insulation from both ends. Looking at the control plate and gear, insert one end of the wire in the opening labelled "T" and the other end into the opening labelled "H" Mkae sure you hold the wire by the insulation and press the wire in enough to make contact with the internal contacts, Once the main gear starts to rotate, remove the wire. You'll also need to tape the freezer door switch shut. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, September 27, 2012

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