I have a whirlpool wrx735sdbm04 model & my ice maker is not working. I have the same issue as well. Once controls the light to the freezer. Light blinks twice when I have the freezer door open. The water inlet valve requires a minimum of 20 psi to function properly. Simply put some clear packing tape or tape a thin piece of paper over the duct openings for a few days. Check the switch to ensure that it is turned on. The owners manual might have that information. I have run about 3-4 gals water thru system to remove air. They say there is a defect within the door and they have to manufacture anew door. This ice maker (Complete Icemaker Assembly, Whirlpool Icemaker Kit, Ice Maker Assembly, Refrigerator Ice Maker, Icemaker) receives water from the water inlet valve, freezes it, and dispenses it into the ice bucket until the bucket is full. The instructions below from DIYers like you make the repair simple and easy. also, how do I access them? @boatdoc. Before replacing the ice maker assembly, check the water inlet valve, water line, and fan. Some refrigerators use an infrared beam to sense the level of ice in the ice bucket. Brother Rain. Whirlpool. Test points T & H will verify if the bimetal thermostat is open or closed. So I had the unit make some ice then lifted the arm so the icemaker assembly would no longer cycle. Problem is that it’s cut right up against the part where it goes up into the freezer so it’s nearly impossible to patch .. grrrr, 03/06/2020 by Each of those two gray PEX tubes has a quick disconnect feature to simplify the removal of the door. We purchased a Whirlpool WRF736SDAM unit back in late 2014. Disconnect power before installing ice maker (on ice maker kit ready models only). It will dump the ice, fill than freeze but never drop the new ice. The fridge and freezer are both at the right temperature, we change the water filter as soon as the light comes on every six months. When I press the optic sensor lever down it still blinks twice. Water spilling out when ice try is filling. Infra red is working properly. Or like mine it can fill the entire cavity below the ice bucket where the auger motor is. Melted and dug out the ice in the icemaker holding tray and housing and reinserted unit into housing. Some models use a flexible tray to release the ice. I bought this Uline icemaker because a previous one I owned worked flawlessly in a boat - stored in winters and abused summers -for over 15 years and as far as I know is still working. 07/26/2019 by Children might play with the display and turn it off. I/M won’t advance if the temperature is above 9*F. Dirty coils restrict the air flow needed to cool the compressor and to remove the heat from the unit. OMG ! I’ve seen many brand new filters fail. (Test the blue wire, not the socket that it plugs into.). When you remove a filter, air will get in the lines. According to the code, it sounded like I would need a new circuit board for the sensor, which is about 250.00. John Walters, Check to make sure you're actually getting water to the ice maker and also some have a lever that's over the ice maker shaped like a wire that needs to be pulled down hope this helps. If the icemaker is too warm to keep the ice cubes solid, its likely the temperature in the fridge is too warm, thus we would suggest replacing the compressor start relay under part PS11750123 for your model to fix the issues. Then check the appliance. In all seriousness, the design is defiantly flawed. But that unit was made in the early 90s. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, part of the defrost system has likely failed. Short T & H with an insulated piece of wire ( 14 gauge) to run the motor. I wish I could call everyone having this issue and let them know to try this. Ice maker quit working after installing new filter, removed and installed second filter ice maker still not working. If it is NOT plugged with ice, it will feel like you're blowing through a straw with very little resistance. This can cause ice to back up above maker. Good luck and like and Subscribe! Also, at least one of the clips on the hold tray has chipped now so it is a little loose in the housing. Secondly... if you do have a thoroughly frozen ice maker fill tube, there is a simple way to defrost just the ice maker compartment. The ice maker switch might be defective. The on/off switch is a slide that will block the beam and stop ice production. If not, repost your problem as a NEW question and include the model number. Adjusted frig n freezer temp up and down but same results. I have had the same issue. Very expensive. Ice Maker Plugged In To Power Shut-Off Arm Down-Freezer Cold Test points L & N will verify 120 volts to Ice Maker module. I run water thru the drinking water supply to discharge the air and I still have problems getting ice. Ice maker not making ice is the most common symptom for Whirlpool WRF736SDAM12. In addition, check to see if frost has accumulated on the evaporator coils. These repair instructions work for replacing an ice maker in Kenmore, Whirlpool and KitchenAid side-by-side refrigerators with in-door-ice systems. Where the heck are they? Accessibility. Pauline, my ice arm is in the horizontal position when off. This is a very common problem. Is the ice maker turned off? No more whirlpool frig. Fixed that and now it is not making ice. Call us today with you model number and we will make sure you get the right part888-655-8569In most cases we can get you the part the next day if ordered before 4pm central time.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Links for the Ice Maker and Water Filter are below----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Unites State LinksIce Maker- https://amzn.to/2oR3T0aWater Filter- https://amzn.to/32YuFmf----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Canada LinksIce Maker- https://amzn.to/2SFJF4KWater Filter- https://amzn.to/31Mku4G-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------My Camera Set Up gearGo Pro Hero 8--https://amzn.to/3lnXIczGo Pro Hero 8 w/Accessories - https://amzn.to/3eSLvdf-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Stop by our Amazon store to pick up must have tools for appliance repairwww.amazon.com/shop/beardedappliancerepair-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Donations are appreciated as well you can donate here - https://www.paypal.me/BeardedapplianceThis video will help you diagnose ice maker on a Kitchen Aid/Whirlpool refrigerator. Check for a frozen line. Doors have to be 90 degrees to remove. $164.03 $ 164. That is where frigid cold air from the freezer is forced up to to ice maker compartment, and the other duct returns the air to the freezer compartment. I checked and found the wire bundle’s vinyl outer sheathing to be broken open where it had fatigued over time due to opening and closing the freezer door for the past 2.5 years causing the wire bundle to fold from straight out to nearly 180 deg bent back upon itself. First, depending on your model, make sure that the on/off switch is in the on position or the bail arm is in the down position. I have a 4 year old Whirlpool fridge and yes, it stopped making ice. Go ahead and replace the ice maker and it should work for you. Refrigerator Not Making Ice But Water Works. Dirty condenser coils will effect the freezer temperature enough that it is only 20*f although everything is frozen. You want to go to number 56. This is the same issue .. was driving, Me nuts !! The water supply line leads to the water fill valve in the refrigerator, which is controlled by an icemaker thermostat.The fill valve sends water through a fill tube into a mechanized ice maker assembly that includes an ice mold. Just up and quit, hasn't worked since. Most technicians replace the I/M instead of replacing the tstat. Whirlpool WRF736SDAM Pdf User Manuals. Main causes: jammed ice cubes, broken ice maker assembly, dirty water filter, kinked water line, bad water valve, freezer not cold enough. Click on your symptom to see what causes it and how to fix it. He pulled out the fridge, took a little cover off on top over the icemaker, caulked the gap(s), put it back in action and it's been fine ever since. How long will it make ice once it starts back up? If the ice level control board is getting power, but the ice maker won’t work, replace the ice level control board. @Daniel DiVita What is the model number? I am having an overflow problem from the front right side of ice maker. If the door switch fails, the dispenser will not turn on. Then I shut off the power to reset the computed, and that did not work either. Been doing some reading here on and off for the last couple weeks. I found my black wire and green wire was broken in half. It plugs in to the top right corner of my WRF992FIFM00 French Door Freezer. Seriously low quality performance and service. I still do not have water going to the icemaker. The water dispenser is working just fine. This started this past year. The water inlet valve supplies water to the ice and water dispenser. Whirlpool Model WRX988SIBM00 refrigerator ice maker not filling nor dispensing ice. Turn the switch off; then unplug the refrigerator and leave it unplugged for 5 minutes. I saw there are two door switches. Once it is disconnected, simply blow a little air through it. Whirlpool refrigerator model ED5LHAXMT11 with ice maker inside freezer and bin on door stopped making ice. The ice maker switch can be tested in service . Whirlpool/Kitchen Aid Ice Maker Diagnosis and Repair - YouTube If you run your faucets until the air is removed, you still won’t remove the air that is in the tubing to the ice maker itself. Repairmen sure have a secure job ?Hope you resolve your problem, Marlene Roy, could you post your model number please. Where my wire harness goes up into the door to control all these features was designed poorly and about 5 of individual wires had broken in two along with the outer sheath. An actual Whirlpool certified repairman came out to check our icemaker. Pauline, stick you finger in the tray that holds the water to freeze and see if there is ice or even water. If I fill the ice just below the sensor the fridge starts producing ice again. Icemaker assembly not the cuprit. Dirty coils will cause major issues. When the ice level reaches the top of the bucket, it interrupts the infrared beam. Ice Maker Mechanics and Troubleshooting Service Manuals. The wiring harness that comes out of freezer door has major flaw. If it's plugged with ice, you may feel the ice plug blow out. Read more. I had trouble with my Whirlpool ice maker that was on top. PHIL THORNDIKE, I reset my filter after the icemaker wasn't making any ice and readjusted temperature and now its making ice again. There are fears and cams in the ice maker that will wear out and cause it not to advance. See if the coils have ice on them. This allows you to see the TWO water tubes that feed into the left hand door on the French Door versions. I have a issue with my ice maker not making ice as it should but rather randoly. By the way we it started melting we put he freezer temp down to -5 it did not seem to help. If you have pets, clean more often. Could this be the problem? Therefore it must be the temperature control assembly. The freezer temperature should be set between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 to -15C) for the ice maker to work properly. Hold the left most button on the user interface for 3 seconds. If it’s still on or jammed, continue reading. Will be buying another manufacturer’s product next time. Just had another problem with my ice maker! This is a very easy (and relatively inexpensive) fix that you can totally do yourself. You need a new I/M. I thought maybe it was a bad optics board and then kept reading about how the optics board communicates with the door switch to tell it the door is closed make us or don’t make ice or allow water flow because the door is open. I was about to try to replacement ice maker W10873791 for my Whirlpool side-by-side Fridge-Freezer WRS571CIHZ. E2 is ice maker lost motor position error. Something interesting to note, I have filled the hopper with ice from a bag. I also looked online - A whole new icemaker was $1200. I've replaced just about everything else and still no ice. All appliance these days have a control board. Making a big lump of ice and stopping the ice dispenser auger. Replacing the tstat is time consuming and the labor cost is high. Its almost like it is jealous of the ice I added so it feels the need to compensate. View online or download Whirlpool WRF736SDAM Use & Care Manual, Energy Manual I am having the same problem with my whirlpool frig,. We hope this helps. Removing that air is just a matter of flushing it out, replacing the air with water. Air will get into the lines. I hope this helps you determine the problem. It can disrupt the flow of water and spill out everywhere. From time to time, we get concerns about a Whirlpool ice maker not working but water dispenser is working just fine. Pauline Sharpe. I bought it in 2007 and starting about 2017 it would make ice for a few days then suddenly the ice bucket would be full of water. The water filter should be replaced about every six months to maintain proper water flow and ensure water quality. You can find a few more things to try on the Frigidaire ice maker not working guide—even though it’s for Frigidaires, a lot of the same solutions apply. Since many of the ice maker components are not sold separately, you may need to purchase and replace the entire ice maker assembly. Whirlpool will not help me. Sometimes they need resetting. If the ice level control board fails, the ice maker will stop making ice. How To Test Components With a Multimeter. I think caused by the unit trying to dispense and bulging in and out as the drive turns but the dispenser arm is frozen up. Same thing happened after a day or so. The door arrives dented. The door switch turns off the ice and water dispenser when the refrigerator door is open. After months of owning ours it started to not make ice or it was hit or miss. Test 59. Once the mold reaches the proper temperature, the icemaker ejects the ice cubes and refills the ice mold with water. Janet Mullen, Dr John Christensen Greg Campbell. We've defrosted the ENTIRE unit and after 2 days the ice maker was back to normal. Further searching found experts saying to check the bundle of wires that come up the bottom of the freezer door for any broken wires. The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to supply water to the dispenser and ice maker. Hi, New to the forums here. Have checked water pressure, have replaced water inlet valve to ice maker. I paid 100 bucks for a technician to come out and look at it - he said the compressor is working fine ( which I was glad to hear!) If you hear gears turning but don’t see anything moving. I assumed this one was the ice maker water control communicator. Ice makers will need to be replaced every 3-10 years depending on the frequency of usage, and water quality. Flush the air out of the water lines by letting the water dispenser on the door run about a gallon or more water through it. When the thermostat or sensor on the icemaker tray reaches about 15 degrees Fahrenheit, the motor cycles to release the ice cubes. Check wiring harness at bottom of freezer, © 2021 iFixit — Licensed under Creative Commons — Privacy — It will go unnoticed. Perform steps 1 through 8 in the following chart to set the ice maker for the test. This is the ice maker error code test. $1200 icemaker taken down by cheap potmetal part (look up potmetal) worth 1 penny. Check the water flow and test the pressure to determine if it is at least 20 psi. Could put a bleed valve after filter. I've got a Whirlpool WRF736SDAM12 refrigerator that has a ice maker and is making warning tones -- 6 notes. 05/05/2020 by If you post your question as a new question you’ll have an answer for your individual problem. It has an infrared sensor for the door. The control will show a count down during this process. Randy Osborn Thank you! This is not uncommon actually. The refrigerant lines are copper and heat will cause them to erode. I just hated to think about buying a perfectly good fridge and sending something to a landfill. You can remove the bottom plastic dress piece. I ordered it on Amazon, and replaced it myself. Manual check the freezer temperature. Let’s take a look at how to run through the steps to find the cause. The temperature in the ice maker compartment will rise and the ice plug in your fill line will melt naturally. Question 1 - what should I do to get the ice maker working ? The arm does not go flat down, it's about 1/4 way up, not at 1/2 way point. Mine the motor that dispense the ice do not work any more stopped making ice as well.. 07/03/2018 by Connected cut wire back and everything works again. I’d like to look at what the tech is replacing Thank you, 11/10/2019 by Took it all apart and thawed out with a hairdryer, soaked up all the water and let motor sit outside to drain and blew it out with a air chuck. Do not hit the refrigerator glass doors (on some models). Ice Maker Not Making Enough Ice. If the water inlet valve has sufficient pressure and is getting power, but the ice maker won’t fill with water to make ice, replace the water inlet valve. The temperature control module cost 40 bucks and any idiot could change it out. The icemaker module is equipped with a motor that cycles the ice ejector arms or turns a tray to eject the cubes into the ice bucket. The "heater" is a piece of resistance wire with a light blue insulation. 3 ice makers and heavy web searching later over couple years, I found my solution. I turned the breaker back on and the ice maker started working again. Whirlpool sucks and offered no help. 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