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Tim M

Member Since 16 Nov 2007
Offline Last Active Dec 10 2014 02:49 AM

#220499 ed2fhaxsq04 Whirlpool fridge icemaker dead

Posted by Tim M on 13 January 2012 - 11:45 AM

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. Not having a readable wiring diagram, I made the faulty assumption that the ice dispenser should operate with the door open. Now on other models this would be foolish, because with the door open, you push your glass on the switch, and ice would dump from the freezer straight onto the floor behind the open door. This model, however, stores the ice on the back of the door, so it could dispense ice without mishap, even when the door is open. The designers at Whirlpool, however, apparently don't agree. On the return trip, I taped the door switch closed, and found that the dispenser motor did get power. Therefore, a bad motor.


. So jumping to conclusions was wrong. The power outage was the correct clue, but damage to electronic controls was the wrong conclusion. The power outage was for several days, and the ice dispenser motor on the door is directly below the ice bucket on the back of the door. With a warming freezer, the ice melts, and drips down the shaft into the motor. The new motor comes with a rubber gasket/washer to direct these drips out of the motor and onto your floor. See the attached image/file for a description.

. So problem solved. Power outage didn't mean electrical problem. It meant water problem that causes a different electrical problem.

.

. Not having a readable wiring diagram, I made the faulty assumption that the ice dispenser should operate with the door open. Now on other models this would be foolish, because with the door open, you push your glass on the switch, and ice would dump from the freezer straight onto the floor behind the open door. This model, however, stores the ice on the back of the door, so it could dispense ice without mishap, even when the door is open. The designers at Whirlpool, however, apparently don't agree. On the return trip, I taped the door switch closed, and found that the dispenser motor did get power. Therefore, a bad motor.


. So jumping to conclusions was wrong. The power outage was the correct clue, but damage to electronic controls was the wrong conclusion. The power outage was for several days, and the ice dispenser motor on the door is directly below the ice bucket on the back of the door. With a warming freezer, the ice melts, and drips down the shaft into the motor. The new motor comes with a rubber gasket/washer to direct these drips out of the motor and onto your floor. See the attached image/file for a description.

. So problem solved. Power outage didn't mean electrical problem. It meant water problem that causes a different electrical problem.

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#220493 Doesn't drain but pump OK, Bosch dishwasher she44c06uc/22

Posted by Tim M on 13 January 2012 - 09:55 AM

Problem solved.

. As everything indicated, it was the control board. Whether you get 30V or 120V coming out of the control panel, when there isn't enough amperage for even a faint glow to a lightbulb, something in there just isn't doing its job.


#214067 Repair Manual Stash

Posted by Tim M on 10 November 2011 - 05:07 PM

It would be useful if there was some kind of organization to the stash. Everything being grouped by maker leaves a hundred things to sort through, since it isn't subdivided by appliance. I might be willing to put some time into sorting things out over the winter if you are interested. It would be awesome if we could find a way to search by model number, but that is probably really hard.





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