I had previously asked a question about the icemaker not filling all cylinders each cycle and being very sporatic as to how many cylinders were filled each cycle. You recommended replacing the icemaker. Would replacing the icemaker control work or is necessary to replace the entire icemaker?
Answer Hello Chuck,
This could be the fault of the ice maker control W10190935 water pressure to the ice maker. I would remove the water line from the back of the unit and turn the water on with the line in a bucket. If the water pressure is low, this would explain the issue since the unit fills on a time basis. If the water pressure is good, the ice maker control has bad contacts in it.
My ice make will not make crushed ice and will not eject any ice cubes in the bin. The motor that pushes out the cubes or crushes ice does not work. Suggestions?
Answer Hello Kenneth,
You may want to check to see if your dispenser bracket 2180226 is broken. To access this you would use flat blade screw driver under the lower part of dispenser assembly and pop loose. Once off check the pins that hold the switch in place to make sure it is not broken. If the switch is loose the pins are broken and will need to be replaced.
My icemaker was freezing up at the water inlet and dumping water into the freezer each cycle. I replaced the icemaker, same result. I tested the old wiring harness and the thermal fuse appears to be good. What is wrong and how do I fix it?
Answer Hello Mark,
The fill tube freezing up is the symptom of a water valve that is leaking through the seal after it closes. You see, when the water valve seal starts leaking, it weeps water into the fill tube slowly enough that it freezes in the fill tube. This can only be corrected by replacing the water inlet valve W10408179.
The water inlet does not refill icemaker after ice is emptied out of maker. I checked the valve and it works when direct power is applied. Why won't it refill the icemaker?
Answer Hello Johnny,
There are contacts in the ice maker that energize the water inlet valve. When the ice maker cycles, these contacts should make electrically for 7 seconds to fill the ice maker properly. If the contacts never make electrically, the water inlet valve is never filled and ice cannot be made. Since the model number is incorrect, I can't recommend a part number specifically, but if it is a Whirlpool built model, it probably takes a 4317943 kit. You can just replace the motor module W10190935.
What size is the inline fuse on wiring harness #1545244 for the icemaker?
Answer Hello Eric. The size is not listed and the fuse is not serviceable. If it is bad, you will need to replace the harness 2187464. Hope this helps.
What is inline on the black wire on a wiring harness item # 1545244?
Answer Hello Jake. That is an inline fuse. If the icemaker gets to hot it blows the fuse, to prevent it from melting the freezer liner. Hope this helps.