Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:07 PM
Any help would be seriously appreciated. Would it be smarter to just get a new icemaker? Seems like they do not last very long to begin with.
Thanks guys! d
Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:44 PM
Posted 25 April 2005 - 02:47 PM
Does that mean you tried and failed to replace the valve or that you did in fact replace the valve but that didn't fix the problem?
I have tried to replace the water inlet valve, but that wasn't the case.
No, you have the old-style Whirlpool-built icemaker. Don't fool with it, just buy a new icemaker.
I have read on here how to jump the icemaker, but I don't think I have the nodes you guys are referring to.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:23 PM
I would love to just buy a new one, but I am a very broke graduate student and will end up having to invest in plastic ice trays before I can afford a new icemaker.
Thanks for all the help to this point.
Posted 25 April 2005 - 06:41 PM
Wait: you're a graduate student, so you have an undergrad degree, and you've just thrown a part (and money) at a problem with no empirical justification and now you're too broke to fix the real problem?
I did replace the inlet valve, but it didn't fix the problem. ...
I would love to just buy a new one, but I am a very broke graduate student
You gotta be an Education major.
Pull the cover off the icemaker and check the main timing gear.
And get a job, for crying out loud.
Posted 26 April 2005 - 05:23 AM
FYI, I did have a reason to replace the water valve. I checked it with a multimeter and found no resistance. Those who are supposed to know more about appliances than I do suggested that it should be replaced (per various posts on this site). The local repair shop also checked it and agreed that it should be replaced. However, I have done so and to no avail.
I do have an undergraduate degree and am not an education major. You certainly seem to have a chip on your shoulder about grad students. To set the record straight, I am working on my Ph.D. in genetics. I get paid a small stipend for the research that I do, even though we usually work 100+ hours a week. I would call this a job.
Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:21 AM
Not at all. I've been there: M.S. Environmental Systems Engineering, Clemson University, 1988. So I expect more out of you because of it. Hey, you brought it up.
You certainly seem to have a chip on your shoulder about grad students.
And you didn't mention the fact that you used a multimeter to test the valve. I don't read minds; I comment on the posts as they're written. Anything else you think I should know that's relevant to your icemaker problem?
Open the module head and you'll see this inside:
The problem is most likely either the main timing gear, as I linked you to previously, or one of the microswitches inside the module head. Occasionally, I see the thermostat go bad. The switches are tricky to catch because they usually test good at room temp, but act flakey at freezer temps; I usually just replace both microswitches for a couple bucks a piece.
Posted 26 April 2005 - 06:43 PM
Hey, you brought it up.
Touche! However, I made the statement to really stress my need to be frugal, not to take a punch in the gut. I did not mean to get so upset about the real job comment. Having been there, I hope you remember what it is like to have people not take the post-baccalaureate education seriously.
I have checked all three swithches at RT and in the freezer, but they seem okay. You said it could be the thermostat. I have pulled it off completely and checked the wire coming from it with a multimeter. It shows infinite resistance, meaning the circuit is open. Is this the case with a faulty thermometer?
I will probably adhere to your initial advice and get a new icemaker (when I can afford one), but would like to figure out what is wrong with this one for education sake.
Posted 29 April 2005 - 10:39 AM
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