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Doc99

Whirlpool WRF989SDAM03 Ice Maker and Water Dispenser problem

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Doc99

Looking for help in fixing a problem with a WRF989SDAM03 fridge. The ice maker stopped making ice and the water dispenser stop working. If I power cycle the fridge, both will work for a while. The water dispenser will work for maybe an hour and the ice maker will work for a day. The dispenser switch always operates the ice motor so it seems good. 

I ran the diagnostics on both of them and they pass. The Dispenser switch passes the diagnostic test.  If I use the diagnostic code to manually operate the water  valve, it will dispense water. Exit diagnostic mode and the water dispenser doesn't work. Cycle the power and both work for a while.

I'm thinking that this is a main board issue. However, that is a very expensive part to swap out as a test. I want to rule out other causes first. 

I appreciate any help in trying to fix this. 

Thanks,

Cary

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Koi Guy

I have changed out the HV board to correct your condition. Several times actually...

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Doc99

Which is the HV board? Is it the power supply?

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Koi Guy

Yes, the big board on the back of unit. 

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Doc99

Thank you for your help and patience. You are talking about the control circuit board (in the middle section of the board area) which is the largest board? I was confused by HV.  HV to me  means high voltage which would be a power supply. 

The control circuit board is the logical culprit. Also the most expensive. I was hoping it would be something else.

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Koi Guy
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Part WPW10589837

I was surprised to find it cheapest at Sears $108.05. Marcone $265.54. Repair Clinic $311.70. 

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Doc99

That seems reasonable. Thank you for you help.

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@Doc99If you get back here in time before you order you can get another 10% off - in the discount CODE box on the order page enter PARTS.

 

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Doc99

Installed the new board and all is well. Thank you for helping!

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