Ice maker works intermittedly
by Saturday repairman
I have an in door Whirlpool frig. The ice maker works just fine for awhile then it will quit. I can get it work by clicking on the ice or water dispenser. It may work once or for 3 days. I have tested the optics and they seem to be working fine.Answer
Hi Saturday Repairman :),
I would say that the motor/modular is bad because they are bad about intermittently working and not working. But you lose me when you say that you get it to work by “clicking on the ice dispenser” I am not sure what you mean by that.
Also you say you checked the optics but have you checked them when the icemaker wasn’t working?
The only thing that is notorious for an intermittently working is the motor/modular but that doesn’t mean anything. Typically if the motor/modular is giving this type of trouble the gear on the front of the modular will be loose. You may be able to easily pull it off (which would be a dead give away) or the little clip that is in the center of the gear will break. I been trying to get a picture of the broken clip for months now but I haven’t got one yet. I wish I did so I could show you what I am talking about.
Other than that I say wait until it doesn’t work then test the optics and the icemaker as I describe in this page Whirlpool Icemaker Not Working
I hope this helps!