whirlpool icemaker quit working
(Cuero ,Texas, usa)
I have a whirlpoo1 gold 26 cu ft side by side with ice and water dispenser in the door. the ice resivior is located in the freezer door and it has optics to control the icemaker.
I have purchased a complete new ice maker unit for it and installed it myself( easy onough ) took out old one and plugged in new one.
still no ice, been several days.
today I went through optics checks and the optics seem to have passeed all of the tests.
I have checked water inlet valve and it is also functioning, but still no ice !! does not even put water in ice maker. Tried jump wire test with new ice maker and no movement at all and no water fill. Is there anything else I can check before I call repairman. (switches, relays, wiring ect.). Is it possible new ice maker is defective. Could optics be bad and still pass all tests you discussed. There seems to be no power getting to ice maker (no humming or vibrating) at all. need help. Can I test to see if ice maker is getting electricity, and if so, how ??Answer
Hi Randy,Replacement parts in WHIRLPOOL GS5SHAXNL00 Refrigerator
First and foremost check to see if the tube that feeds the icemaker water is clogged with ice and if so replace the water valve and remove the ice.
Yes, the optics can still be bad if they pass the test. Because they still have to send power to the icemaker.
You know it is not water valve or the icemaker correct? So that basically leaves the optics and the door switch. I don’t mention the door switch (maybe is should) simply because they rarely fail but on these refrigerators the door switch must work in order for the icemaker to get power. If the door switch turns the light on and off as it should I would think the optics are your problem.
This is assuming the temperature is ok in the freezer.
Testing for voltage on this model is tricky due to the optics you will be better off not trying to test for voltage.
I wouldn’t think you got a faulty icemaker but it is possible (very unlikely).