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Whirlpool Conquest Gold Icemaker Spewing Water


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#21 cjhsa

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:14 AM

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?



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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?

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:03 PM

  1. 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.


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

That does not necessarily mean the ice maker is energizing the valve or your water line is clear.
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.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:29 PM

Brother Durham speaketh much wisdom; ignore his advice at your peril.  Just to put it all together for you, you need: 

 

Ice maker assembly:  http://www.repaircli...2198597/1016069

 

Water inlet valve:  http://www.repaircli...0408179/1938614

 

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 03:48 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.  



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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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