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hlewis77 08-22-2007 12:34 AM

Whirlpool fridge ice maker not working
I have a side-by-side Whirlpool refrigerator, model number ED5FHGXNQ00. The ice-maker has stopped working but the water dispenser works fine. The ice maker is in the freezer, not in the door. Any ideas?

Mike Swearingen 08-22-2007 10:46 AM

I have a similar Whirlpool sideXside, and the same thing happened to ours recently. We had to have the ice maker unit replaced ($150 part and labor).
Good Luck!

Niel 08-23-2007 01:05 AM

Looks like your fridge is not very old. Common problem is a clog inside the ice maker. It's a pain to do, probably easyer to get it fixed unless you have a long time to wait for a service call or live in an area without service. Anyway clog is most likely about an inch from the in take line inside the ice maker.

Take out the ice maker or turn off the freezer untill it thaw's then use a tooth pick or THIN ice pick to push the clog through to the actual freezing tray, wash out the tray and re start the ice maker.

good luck:wacko:

hlewis77 08-25-2007 12:16 AM

Where is the intake line?
Can you explain to me exactly where the intake line is, in the ice maker? :wink: I'm going to try and fix it but I'm not certain where to look. Thanks for your help. I appreciate it.


playintennis5274 08-26-2007 12:19 AM

RE: whirlpool ice maker
I would bet $ that the problem is the water inlet solenoid. The coil is defective or there is a piece of crap preventing the plunger from actuating.

Docfletcher 08-26-2007 05:26 PM

Don't guess, or at least make a educated guess. Check out this site Take a little time to get comfortable with their uncommon format. It will grow on you. Have the make modl & SN handy

hlewis77 08-29-2007 09:54 AM

Thanks everyone!
I popped off the cover of the control module and the gear was broken! I have no idea how that happened. I ordered a new one and will install it. Wish me luck. If it doesn't work, I'll be chatting again. :thumbup:

hlewis77 09-06-2007 12:23 PM

It's fixed!
Thanks everyone! It was the control module and I am now making ice again. We are a happy household again. :thumbsup:

Bob Middleton 08-30-2011 01:38 PM

Whirlpool side by side can't reset water filter light
We have a Whirlpool refrigerator model #GS6SHEXNS00 that will not let us reset the water filter light. We changed the filter but can not reset light.

Mr Chips 08-30-2011 05:23 PM

Not sure if it applies to your specific model, but worth a try

Whirlpool - press the light switch 5 times within 10 seconds. If the fridge has a filter button, press and hold it for 5-10 seconds.

MarkPaquette 10-29-2011 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by hlewis77 (Post 61592)
Thanks everyone! It was the control module and I am now making ice again. We are a happy household again. :thumbsup:

The voltage to the icemaker is 59 volts; I thought it would be line voltage. Is this normal?

jaxfry 11-01-2011 12:50 PM

Whirlpool Icemaker Dispenser Not Working
I have a Whirlpoop side-by-side where the icemaker makes ice but the dispenser doesn't dispense. The water dispenses but not the ice.

kbeckett 12-10-2011 10:44 PM

Whirlpool Ice Maker not working
Same issue - ED25PS model ice maker not working. I removed it and examined it and the control module, but nothing obvious wrong - the control module looks OK as far as I can tell. Checked the water inlet valve with a meter on the two contacts and it reads open.

So, maybe the inlet valve solenoid is burned out? But, why doesn't the door switch cause the dispenser motor to run, or the dispenser eject the ice if you manually pour a little water in it?

Can anyone confirm that if the solenoid is burned out, the ice maker is designed to detect that and disable all other parts of the system? If not, maybe it's not the solenoid after all...

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