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Old 06-11-2007, 10:37 PM   #46
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Got it, thanks. I jumped mine as you suggest, and I was able to fill the ice maker. That appears to eliminate the valve as the problem.

Did your's just start working after the initial jump? I get a bit of water but it doesn't appear to fill completely - guess I'll just wait another day and see if it regulates itself. Or there appears to be a plastic adjustment screw. Playing with that might adjust the fill level.

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Old 06-12-2007, 06:49 PM   #47
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Yes, if you can get the fill valve to open by jumping it, that means the icemaker is able to tell the fill valve to open. What you do is just leave the icemaker alone from here on. It should start producing ice in about 2-3 hours as the icemaker's temperature drops down. Dump the first two buckets of ice.
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Drat. That's what I thought too. I left it alone for a day, but the ice maker still won't trigger the valve to fill. I hear it cycling every hour or so, but the valve never opens. Any ideas? I'm pretty sure the temp . in the freezer's low enough. I measured it and the temp. was well below 15 degrees. Thanks for your help thus far.
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Did you say that you installed a new ice maker? If you did, then you might have to replace the fill valve, especially if only a small amount comes out after you jump the two holes.
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:23 PM   #50
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I don't think it was a small amount - it was enough to fill the mold within 5 or so seconds. And wouldn't a slow valve just result in small cubes? My ice maker won't even open the valve unless it's jumped.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:41 PM   #51
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Doesn't anyone have an idea as to why my ice maker won't fill?

The valve works when jumped and sufficiently fills the ice maker - so no valve problem or clogs in the water lines.

The cycle initiates on its own when the temperature drops - so no thermostat problem. The ice maker cycles and does everything BUT open the valve.

What's the deal??? Please help. I've already spend $100+ on a new ice maker and countless hours troubleshooting this thing. I will not let it beat me!!!
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:08 PM   #52
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Is your freezer cold enough? Do you have soft ice cream?
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:52 AM   #53
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A few days ago I lowered the temp. in the freezer from its previous level. The ambient air in the freezer is now around 3 degrees, which, from what I understand should be enough to trigger the fill cycle. Granted, this is a reading of the air temp. within the freezer, not a measure of the ice maker's tray temperature.

Does anyone know if a first thermostat reading triggers the ice maker to cycle and a second thermostat reading (like one that measures the tray temperature) initiates the fill?

I really don't understand how I can have a cold enough temp to initiate the ice making cycle, but the temp isn't cold enough to initiate the fill.

What triggers the ice maker to fill? Anyone?
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:30 AM   #54
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sounds EXACTLY like my problem... !



Whirlpool Gold - GS6SHEXNS02
Frustration would be an understatement at this point.

Ive replaced the optics (as the troubleshooting diagnostics indicated), then discovered the harvest motor / auger would not run.

Ive NOW replaced the harvester and the motor runs non stop

water never files the tray (i have tested the valve manually & the valve can flow water, and the water tube is not blocked), could
it be that water never fills the tray because the harvester/auger is constantly running/turning ??

Ive MANUALLY filled the mold and the water did freeze (in fact it froze
enough to stop the harvester/auger mid rotation in the water)

I dont wanna keep throwing expensive parts at this thing, do i need to replace the mold/heater portion now ?? will it solve my problem ??
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Very easy. Take a ~4 inch piece of 12 gauge wire. Strip both ends by about 3/4 inch. Bend into a U shape, and just plug it into the L and V holes.
where can u find these L & V holes?
mine has a same problem no ice from ice mashine.
pls help me too.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:56 PM   #56
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where can u find these L & V holes?
mine has a same problem no ice from ice mashine.
pls help me too.
These holes should be labeled.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:07 PM   #57
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If replacing the ice maker in your side by side is as easy as replacing the one in my gold series side by side it should only take about 10-15 minutes, depending on how complete the ice maker comes to you. I had to take one part from my old one and put it on the new one and that was it. It should have only one screw in the bottom holding it in a slide out groove and a wiring harness to unplug and the reverse when installing and you are done. Good luck.
PS: It may take some time before the ice maker starts to work as it has to cool to @10-15 degrees before it "wakes up".
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Is this thread still alive? I'm having the same issue as noice... I've got a brand new ice maker, and if I jumper "L" and "V" I can get a good healthy supply of water out of the tube. However if I leave the ice maker running it won't fill. I can manually fill the tray with water and it will freeze, the ice maker wakes up and rotates the arm and shoves out the ice, but I sat and watched it and it never engages the water fill. I can't imagine where the problem is, it is a new ice maker, and if I jumper it, water comes out the tube. If I don't jumper, no water. The ice maker appears to be working in every other way... Noice, what did you do to resolve?

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