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Whirlpool GS6SSHAXKT02 ice maker won't stop


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#1 isaac

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:12 PM

10+ year old Whirlpool fridge won't stop making ice.. even turning the switch to off doesn't help... Use to not even keep up with the daily needs, now opening the freezer means a chance of ice flying out....

If I can get this fixed here, maybe we can tackle the ice dispenser through the door not working...... ;)

Thanks for any help....

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:14 PM

Oops, model number is GS6SHAXKT02

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 11:23 PM

isaac

are the cubes normal size and what are the temperatures like in refrigerator and freezer. icemakers are controlled by temperature, the colder the freezer is the faster it will make ice also the amount of cold air being circulated by the fan is also a factor. if the cubes are smaller then they were before, they will freeze faster and increase ice production. so check cube size and temperatures.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:10 AM

. even turning the switch to off doesn't help...

... the switch to off .. the Lever / Arm ?
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

The cubes are normal size. we didn't change the temperature... just won't stop....

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:37 AM

There is no arm in this model. There is a beam that the ice interrupts when full, or it is supposed to, and stops it from making ice. Instead of the arm there is an actual on/off switch on the freezer wall to turn the ice maker off. That doesn't work either...

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:48 PM

there 2 boards in this system: emitter and receiver. the emitter creates the beam and the receiver receives it which then provides the power to the i/m. most likely the receiver is bad because it is constantly supplying power to i/m. I think there is a relay on that board which means its contacts could be fused together. sometimes I will hit the relay with the back of a screwdriver to temporarily break it free or unplug it and the plug it back in. you should hear a small click, if you don't, in this case it would confirm the points are fused together.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 04:52 PM

Thank you. On which side is the receiver? also, do I remove the cover to get to the board, or just tap the cover?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:17 PM

Both boards are sold as a pair - both get replaced, remove covers to access

http://www.repaircli...ol-Board/921526

 

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:45 AM

Okay, I have the parts. There are no instuctions. Do I just unplug to old an plug in the new? (After killing power, of course).

Thanks for the help....

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

Yup - those are plug'n chug


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Posted 09 February 2011 - 01:09 PM

Thanks, got'em in. Hopefully I won't be picking ice up off the floor when I open the door anymore... lol




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