Hi! I have a Whirlpool Gold Side-by-Side Refrigerator, model GD2SHAXKQ02.
The ice-maker is now making trouble instead of ice.
It looks like the ice-maker eject levers are working (they are spinning slowly), but there is no water coming into the ice-maker unit. The water dispenser on the door works fine.
The LED on the receiver board is off, with the door switch and the flapper in any position. However, I also cannot detect the emitter infrared beam!
Now, it is possible that my methodology for emitter beam detection is suspect, but what I did is simply point my cell phone camera at the emitter and watch the screen (no need to actually take a picture). This method can clearly detect infrared from remote controls (try it -- point the remote control at a camera and press a button; it is impossible to miss the bright beam appearing on the screen).
If someone has a similar working emitter, could you try this method and let me know if it can detect Whirlpool emitter beam? (First take a cell phone or a camera and look at any home remote control, and if you can see the beam from a remote control, next try to see a beam from a working emitter).
So, what can cause both boards to quit? Do they feed off some other board for power? Which pins on the emitter and receiver board connectors are power, so I can check them with a voltmeter?
Any other suggestions?
Thanks a bunch!