whirlpool ed5phaxmq00 no water to ice maker

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whirlpool ed5phaxmq00 no water to ice maker

The ice maker is not receiving water. I did test the icemaker valve by swapping the 2 leads from each solenoid. I pushed the water dispenser, the ice maker did fill. I found another test that was to have checked the infrared lights inside the freezer door. That test passed as well. Do I understand correctly that the icemaker is bad and not the valve? Is there another test I should try? I have become very experienced at taking the ice maker in and out of the freezer. Please and thank you.
 
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Old 12-01-12, 05:19 PM
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Are you sure it's just not recieving water. It's more likely it's stuck in between a cycle. The micro switch that operates the water fill valve is in contact with a spinning cam that revolves once in a cycle. The switch can become jammed and the contacts arc.

Biggest problem I've found with most icemakers is that the timer motor freezes.

Anyway.....your fill valve is good and the ice maker needs to be replaced. Search around...... great buys on Ebay for them. I bought several universal ones for 35.00 a piece. Fit and work great.
 
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thanks for replying. This has been ongoing for 2 months. After the 1st month, I shut it off. I'm not sure of anything, really. At the moment, I am waiting to see what it's going to do now that water did go in with the valve test. However, if this tray dumps and no water fills again, I was hoping to find out what to do next.
 
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I repair appliances. I get every last dime out of every part

I've had my ice maker out 10 times in the last 6 months. I replaced the fill microswitch twice. I took the timer motor apart, because it was running slow, to oil it. I cleaned all the calcium out of the tray. I replaced the switch that stops unit from making ice when bin is full. Oiled motor again. Finally the timer motor completely froze. I have a timer motor but figured it was time.
 
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Here's what happened. I realized when the water did fill, the rotating piece that pushes the ice out was stuck down in the middle of the now frozen water. So, again I removed the ice maker and ran water over the ice so it would come out. No more water filled. Everything else seems to be functioning. The rotation is happening.
So, is it time for a solenoid or a new ice maker?
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the rotating piece that pushes the ice out was stuck down in the middle of the now frozen water
That tells you right there that the timer motor is frozen. It should not stop in the middle of a cycle.

Replace the ice maker...... it's time.
 
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Sorry. I'm not being very clear, I guess. The motor didn't stop in the middle. Remember I said we forced water into the icemaker? Is it true if it were mid cycle, the piece was not in the correct position and there it got frozen in the ice?
 
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Old 12-02-12, 08:25 PM
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You added water to the ice tray manually. I understand that.

Did you have the ice maker unplugged when you did that?
If you did then I can understand how the push arm was stuck in the middle.

If you did have it plugged in then it should have completed it's rotation and come to rest not in the ice tray.

If the motor did not freeze....then the only way to get the push arm in the middle would be to unplug it when it was in that position.
 
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