I have a Whirlpool fridge (Model ED5KVEXQ00), and there are a couple of things about that aggravate me:
First, what is a normal cycle time for the icemaker? (The standard Whirlpool Modular with the bin on a shelf instead of in the door) My freezer is usually around -8F, and the icemaker only cycles every two hours or so, at best. At eight ice cubes per batch, it starts to disappear quickly, especially in hot weather with guests in the house. My previous SxS (a basic GE that also had the Whirlpool Modular) cycled every 45 minutes.
I'm not quite sure how to test the thermostat to see if it's closing at the right temp. (I read it was supposed to close at around 17F.) I was thinking of dunking the t-stat in a glass of vodka and then sit around watching the DMM and a thermometer, but that's a bit tedious (and I'm not sure my electronic thermometer even reads below-freezing; it's meant for ovens to monitor roasts.)
Also, how does one properly clean the condenser coils? They are arranged under the fridge like this:
/\/\/\/\ (And on the front and back you see it flat-side-on, not edge-on, which would be easy to clean.)
We have two cats, and I'm sure they are hopelessly nasty after several years, but I can't figure out how to access it more than the front and back "rows".