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Whirlpool Ice maker issue ( The wife is hot ) haha


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#1 JJDH

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:29 PM

Model # ED5RHEXNL00

SER #    SS0135440

 

All of a sudden it doesn't make ice cubes. It doesn't trigger the water fill to the ice tray. The water feed for the fridge is good. So now I have a hot wife since she doesn't have ice. HAHA.. Seriously, and help would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 02:55 PM

JJ, try triggering a harvest cycle by using a jumper wire.  Insert the wire into test ports T and H on the module and see if the motor starts to move the ejector.  If the motor starts, remove the jumper after about 5 seconds.  The unit should call for water when the ejector fingers reach the 12 o'clock position.  Advise results.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:05 PM

Copy. Will try in the morning.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:44 AM

Also check freezer temps and the park position of icemaker harvesting "fingers".

Your freezer should be less than 10f and If looking at icemaker from the front where the test ports are, the fingers should park at about a 2:30 position.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, Yesterday, 07:09 AM.

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Posted Yesterday, 04:49 PM

I put a wire through the little holes between. T and h. No result. All i did was pull the white cover off. I didnt remove anythimg else. Is this correct?
I am unsure of what the fingers are.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:02 PM

Freezer temp is at 16 with my thermometer.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:06 PM

Okay.  Freezer temps a little warm for my liking.  Feel the mullion (front/center divider) for excess warmth.  If a little warmer than usual, check the condenser coil for any dirt buildup and clean if necessary.  Also make sure the condenser fan is running.  Check the temperature settings at the control.  Make sure both are at the recommended setting, right around 3 for your model.  Keep in mind the freezer must be at a minimum of 15 F degrees for the icemaker to even cycle.

 

Now to the icemaker.  The fingers are the prongs on the center ejector rod that are responsible for pushing the cubes from the mold during harvest.  As Brother Durham advised, the normal "at rest" position of the fingers, when looking at the icemaker from the front, should be at about the 2 o'clock position.  But even with your model, jumping the thermostat should have "tricked" the icemaker into thinking the cubes were fully formed, and initiate a harvest cycle.  If you were unable to do this by jumping T (thermostat) to H (heater), then there may be either an open fuse in the icemaker wire harness (located on the black wire), a faulty module, or a shorted mold heater.  If any of these components fail, provided the icemaker is getting voltage (which can be checked at the L and N test ports), you would need to replace the icemaker as an assembly.



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Posted Yesterday, 07:42 PM

When i did the test, i did not remove the grey cover. Is that the proper way? The fingers looking at the front, looking at the test holes, the fingers are resting at a 9 0clock position.
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Posted Yesterday, 11:06 PM

Ok, the fingers were frozen into the wrong position. I got them unstuck and it cycled. Thank you for the help. My second issue is the little trap door that is supposed to close after ice is delivered to the glass by pressing the lever. It doesnt spring closed. I ordered a trap door kit. Any tricks to taking that assembly apart? Thanks for all the help.

Edited by JJDH, Yesterday, 11:37 PM.

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