OK, I tried the "Free Way" just to see if I could make it work. Please let me know how I did. I was an apprentice at one time a few years ago, which I thought was for a year, apparently now it only lasts two months?
Whirlpool Conquest Gold Icemaker Spewing Water
Posted 04 January 2014 - 09:02 AM
I was an apprentice at one time a few years ago, which I thought was for a year, apparently now it only lasts two months?
The world, like its climate, is ever changing. The only thing that stays the same yesterday, today, and forever is Jesus Christ. Can I hear an "Amen?"
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:03 PM
- Alright then. I finally got a response from the LED by just unplugging the fridge and plugging it back in, waiting five seconds, and voila, I got a steady light for about 5-seconds, which means the first generation optics are working. Next up, I jumpered T and H and got the icemaker to go through a cycle. Removed the jumper (which I made myself out of twisted pair, I'm so proud) halfway through and let it finish the rotation. Big CLICK! at about 12:00 and then it returned to 10:00 home. No water fill.
So, I'm pretty sure this is a water supply issue, which makes sense since it flooded my freezer. Guess I need a new valve? Agree? Got parts?
Also, the ice cream is as hard as a rock.
Edited by cjhsa, 04 January 2014 - 01:05 PM.
Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:02 PM
As stated earlier, if your water line is clear, replace valve then icemaker or both (if ice maker is over 5 yeads old, replace it anyway) . You indicated the IM recently spit out ice. That would tend to rule out a motor problem (in most cases) as well as an optic problem.
Certified Tech is correct, that piece covers the wire connections between ice maker and fridge. It is attached by a screw on the right rear bottom of the icemaker support tray. It then wraps around the top right of the icemaker covering the exposed connections. I am not sure how you took out the icemaker without removing the screw that attaches it to the icemaker support tray.
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:09 PM
I figured out how that piece goes back in. I just didn't see it fall off the first time I removed the ice maker.
Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:29 PM
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Posted 08 January 2014 - 08:26 AM
Could excess humidity in the house cause the water line to freeze up? I found a leak in my furnace that was caused primarily by a baffle touching the humidifier pad, causing water to run into the ductwork.
Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:45 AM
Just FYI, but I haven't bothered to work on this further because I had a slew of other appliance/plumbing issues happen within a two week period. Not only did the ice maker die, a 37" HDTV bit the dust, my washing machine failed to drain, the disposal started leaking, the heater did too....and on and on. ARGH.
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