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Whirlpool side-by-side won't eject ice


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#1 Merlin

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:50 PM

Hi,

I have a 1.5 year old Whirlpool fridge, model #ed5lhaxmq00. I bought it new and have just hooked up the icemaker, yea I know . . . :D, but the switch was off the entire time. The water through the door works, but it has only made 3 trays of ice in 2 weeks. There is ice in the tray, but the arm won't actuate. The optic senser light blinks, I guess it's working. The arm appears to be in the rest position. What can I try?


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Posted 18 May 2005 - 05:39 PM

See if this might be the problem...Pegi


WHIRLPOOL & KITCHENAID


[align=left]ALL IN-DOOR-ICE REFRIGERATORS[/align]


[align=left]Prior to Serial date SL19[/align]


[align=left]Slow ice production[/align]


[align=left]Slow ice production.[/align]


[align=left]COMPLAINT:[/align]

[align=left]Insufficient air flow to the icemaker.[/align]


[align=left]CORRECTION:[/align]


[align=left]The air duct has been redesigned to better direct airflow[/align]

[align=left]to the icemaker. All production beginning code date SL19[/align]

[align=left]and later uses the new design air duct. Look for the part[/align]

[align=left]number on the center of the air duct. Order and install new air duct as needed.[/align]


[align=left]NEW DUCT[/align]

[align=left]PART NUMBER 2212377[/align]

[align=left]OLD DUCT[/align]

[align=left]PART NUMBER 2198581
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[align=left]November 2001[/align]

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 06:28 PM

Thanks Pegi, but it has the new air duct installed

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 07:26 PM

Hummm, back to the drawing board.  Now this ice maker will make aprox one tray of ice every 2 hours or so, depending on the temp in the freezer.  Needs to be around 10 degrees, is the freezer cooling ok?   What exactly are the emitter and receiver boards doing, what blink sequence do you see???  Look to see if anything in the freezer could be blocking the beam when the door is closed, which would cut power to the ice maker.  These have a problem with the fill tube freezing up but you would not have that ice in the mold, so do not suspect that is the problem.  If you can get your ice maker loose, and remove the cover you could try jumping T to H to force a harvest and see if this could jump start it.  Look to see if there is anything blocking the rake from rotating.  They are having problems with the rake jaming on the stripper also and there is an update on a fix for that.  See if you can give some more information so we can puzzle this out.  Pegi
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Posted 19 May 2005 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for your persistence. The light sequence is - blink, blink, pause, blink, blink, pause, etc. I'll try the jumper tomorrow. -- Jim

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:07 AM

Hi Pegi,

Jumping T & H did nothing.  Temp is O.K.

Jim


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Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:54 AM

click here

See if this helps??? Is a 48 page manual on the W/P in-door ice systems....Pei

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:55 PM

Thanks, I'll give it a read. -- Jim

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:35 PM

The PDF says I need new optic boards, but this blog http://www.applianceblog.com/forums/forum1/473.html says it's normal ! ? !:yikes:

 Any opinion on this?





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