I am concerned because the harness doesn't come unpluged from the wall of the frig. so the old harness would have to fit the new ice maker. optional harnesses do not seem to be an option for this application.
The old harness will work for the new icemaker. To remove the old icemaker you would push in on the clip on the harness and remove. The new harness will just slide into the new icemaker and clip into place.
I have a Whirlpool fridge with model number ED5JHEXTD00 and there's no ice on the tray for several weeks now. Before I order a new ice machine, can you enlighten me on how to check and the procedure on how to make the water flow through the hose? It could be the solenoid valve, right ?
You will want to pull the front cover off icemaker and check the large gear to see if the pins in the middle are broken. If they are broken you will need to replace the icemaker module W10190935. If not then you would want to pull the icemaker out and check the fill tube for being frozen. If the fill tube is frozen then clear the ice and replace water valve W10408179 due to seeping. You can cycle the icemaker by putting a jumper wire between T and H on the icemaker module.
I have a Whirlpool Side-by-Side model GD5SHAXLQ01. Currently my ice maker fills up with water, freezes, but never dumps the ice. I pulled it out, cleaned it up and put it back in, but it is still doing the same thing. I was thinking it would be easier/quicker to just replace the whole ice maker instead of just guessing which part might be broken. Also the ice mold is rather gross (lining is missing in some parts), so I would like to replace that as well anyway. I am having trouble figuring out the part number for the entire ice maker. Is ap4360346 the one I need for my model (picture looks right, but I am not sure if that is the correct one)?
Answer Hello Matt,
The part number for the complete icemaker assembly is 2198597. You may also want to check to make sure that your emitter board is good. When you open freezer door, on the right side there is the icemaker shut off. On this panel there should be a light flashing. When you close the flapper on the left wall without blocking the opening then you should have a solid red light on the right panel. If it continues to flash then the emitter 4389102 is bad and would need to be replaced. When you initially open the door and if there is no light then push the flapper and the light switch and see if the light is flashing. If not then you have a bad board as well and would need to be replaced.
Came back from vacation and found the electric had cut off, refrigerator was a mess. The ice maker is not working. After waiting a day I defrosted the ice out of the ice maker. Does the freezer make have to reach a certain temp to start going through its cycle. The plastic tines are half way up and don't seem to be moving. How does the front cover come off? The ice ice tray is empty at this time.
Answer Hello Roger,
The temperature has to be at least 15 degrees for the icemaker to cycle. The temperature of the freezer should be at about 0 degrees. If you are getting proper temperature then the icemaker should cycle. To remove front cover of icemaker off, where the white cover and black plastic meet, you will look on the icemaker for a place to put screwdriver to pop cover off. Once you get the cover off you should be able to pull the icemaker module off and check for damage to the motor module. you can also test the heater and thermostat for continuity. No continuity means the part is bad. The thermostat should be at correct temperature to read closed. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Hello, I havew a Kenmore side by side and the water is not filling the ice tray when the ice maker goes through cycle. I jumped the valve at the module and it opened. What else could it be?
Answer Hello G.E.,
If the fill tube isn't frozen up and the water valve operates when energized, the issue has to be in the ice maker. You see, the ice maker tells the water valve when to open and when to close by the use of a thermostat that monitors the cube temperature and a couple of sets of contacts that energize the water inlet valve. From the description of your problem, the ice maker motor module or the complete ice maker assembly will require replacement to restore the units' normal operation. This is, of course, a general description of the ice makers' operation.Without the model number, there is no way to go into detail or list any part numbers since all parts in the appliance industry are model specific.
Water leaks onto the floor every 2-3 days on the freezer side. Is this from the water filter or is there a washer that needs to be replaced?
Answer Hello Chet, please check your evaporator drain trough or the drain tube for a blockage. When the unit enters defrost it melts the frost build up on the evaporator and the water should run down the trough and tube to the drain pan at the bottom of the unit. If there is a blockage, the water could be running elsewhere. Hope this helps!
What is the model number for a replacement ice maker
Answer Hello Shane, please re-check your model number "et21pfefw00". I cannot find anything Whirlpool with "pfef" in the model. Thanks!
The ice maker stopped working altogether. I removed the ice maker from the freezer and I tried to turn the wheel on the front which turns the blades, but the blades would not turn at all. I removed the housing which is the function for the gear and the gear still can not be turned by hand. I am thinking I need to replace this part, IM #S 106 626633, am I correct in my amateur diagnosis? Thank you for your help.
Answer Sam, You may want to re install and test the ice maker again. Hopefully you didn't damage anything by accident. You'll need to get a short length of 14 guage insulated wire, and remove 1/2 inch of insulation from both ends of the wire. Tape the freezer door switch closed, insert one end of the jumper wire into the "T" and the other in the "H" openings, and hold it there until the main gear starts to rotate, then remove it, and allow the ice maker to advance through the cycle. Please supply a model number on your next post, it will help to properly assist you.