According to the diagnostic using the jumper to test the water supply pump and then the unit, my whirlpool motor module is bad. Although the unit is several years old, it has never been used. Is there a setup step that I may have missed when hooking the unit up to a water supply?
Answer If the valve is good, and the water is hooked up, then it should work. Did you jump from T&H on the module? On some models, you will need to hold the door switch closed while jumping T&H for the icemaker to go into harvest mode. If it doesn't move, then you have a bad module.
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Ice/water dispenser started smoking and does not work. Electrical smoke actually came out of the ice dispenser shut. Until now the unit worked just fine. Do I just need to replace the motor module? Can you tell me the p/n. Any help is greatly appreciated.
You will want to check the motor module by pulling the icemaker out and seeing if there are any burn marks on the back of the module. You will also want to pull the front trim off of the dispenser assembly and look for burn marks on the control. Pull the ice dispenser motor and look for burnt wiring.
Where on motor module AP3177342 can you adjust the amount of fill and therefore the size of the cubes?
Answer Hello James. If you look at the right side of the control module, you will see a small white screw. You turn the screw to adjust and change the cube size in the unit.
The water freezes in the trough going to the ice maker. Don't know if related, but the water comes out slow from the water dispenser on the front of the freezer door. Can you please give me clues to fix both problems?
Slow water flow can cause the icemaker fill tube to freeze up. For this issue and the water coming out slowly you wll want to replace the water filter. Once filter changed you will also want to clear the fill tube. If it still freezes then you will need a new water valve.
I'm looking at the ice makers and mine has a toogle switch on the front, setting normal and ice plus. It has a little fan inside,do I simply use this cover instead of the one that would come with a new ice maker? What does ice plus do?
Answer Hello Don,
The new icemakers do not come with this and you would use this cover in place of the regular cover. The Ice plus allows the fan inside the box to turn on to direct more air across the icemaker to allow it to freezer faster and make ice quicker.
Why doesn't my ice maker fill with water?
Answer Hello Robert,
If the ice maker doesn't fill with ice you either have a bad water valve 242252702 or a bad ice maker assembly 5304458371. If the fill tube is frozen up the water valve is the cause and will require replacement.
The ice maker auger does not push cubes out, motor runs but nothing comes out. I took ice binn out and can turn auger by hand with ice in it. The in guage finger turn until I put bin back in and then it will put out 2 0r 3 cubes then stops turning.
Answer Hello Lyle,
It sounds like the motor coupling may be the problem. Try to turn the coupling without hitting the dispenser motor or try to hold with channel locks and hit the paddle for the motor to turn. If it turns freely either way then you will need a new coupling W10169511.
My ice maker no longer makes cubes . but water floods it to the point of overflow resulting in one large block in the bottom of the freezer. norcold model 1200RIM
Answer Hello Vic,
It sounds like you either have a frozen fill cup or deteriorating icemaker. If the fill cup is freezing over then you would have a bad water valve which is allowing water to come into the icemaker when the unit is not calling for it. Tricking in. If the mold is deteriorated then the icemaker would leak, usually at the bottom. If this is the case you would need to replace icemaker.