The Whirlpool modular ice maker is the most commonly used ice maker in refrigerators today. You'll even find these ice makers in non-Whirlpool refrigerators. If you're a professional appliantologist, this is the ice maker you'll most frequently encounter on service calls.
When you're troubleshooting these ice makers for a no ice complaint, the first thing you need to know is the freezer temperature. There's a thermostat built into the ice maker that will shut it off if the freezer temperature is above 17F. And unless you have a calibrated palm, you can't tell the difference between 15F and 20F by feel so you have be able to get an accurate temperature shoot. I like using an infrared temperature gun; my personal favorite and the one I've used joyfully for years is the Raytek MT6 Non-contact MiniTemp Infrared Thermometer
Okay, if freezer temperature is good, then you focus on the Big Three Causes for No Ice in a Whirlpool Modular Ice Maker™:
- bad water inlet solenoid valve
- plugged ice maker fill tube
- bad ice maker control module
The easiest way to check all three at once is to run a manual harvest cycle on the ice maker. This video shows how to do that:
If the ice maker does the harvest but no water enters the mold at the end of the cycle, then either the fill tube is plugged or the water inlet valve is bad. This video shows how to test the water inlet valve:
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How about a Samsung RF265AB (BP)? The factory ice-maker looks suspiciously familiar. I wouldn't bring this up, but now that we're using more ice this summer, I seem to notice that the ice in the bin is in little bits and not the semi-circular ice that it used to deliver. (I think). Or maybe I have never paid attention to ice cube size. I DO change the on-board filter religiously. It makes plenty o'ice but I seem to remember larger cubes. Not the end of the world, what with everything else that's going on in the world, but this issue of the newsletter got me to thinking.
Samsung is one of the exceptions to the rule, they use their own sucky ice makers in their refrigerators. Here's a listing of the various types of Samsung ice makers ==> http://www.repaircli...Ice-Maker-Parts
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