Ice maker not functioning. Changed water inlet and ice maker. Is there some type of fuse to power these?
Answer Hello Johnny. There is a fuse in the icemaker harness. However, you need to check the fill tube and make sure it is not frozen and clogged. Also, make sure the filter is good.
The motor will run sometimes when I jumper it and sometimes it will run to the fill cycle and stop letting the ice tray overfill it seems to have power sometimes. I have replaced the icemaker with a new one and the problem continues. Could it be the power cord is not giving the unit power all of the time?
Answer Hello Gerald,
Since the power is supplied through the harness up the back of the unit, the rear cover will have to be removed to locate the issue. There are sometimes connections under this cover in the form of a terminal block. You should of course, make sure the issue is not in the icemaker harness or the icemaker itself before tearing into the harness.
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.