Whirpool icemaker not producing ice

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Old 01-06-15, 08:25 AM
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Whirpool icemaker not producing ice

Whirlpool model # GC3SHEXNS16

No water is going into icemaker..tested by swapping the leads from each selnoid as suggested. Closed the flap door in freezer, not blocking the path, and the red light did not remain steady. It does do the 2 flashes then 1 sec delay when freezer is open. Temps are right. Problem began after emptying the ice bin. If we got a lot of water out of the dispenser it would push the ice out. The frequency of not making ice became more regular. No no water going in. The pressure, temperature are right, no clogs. Is it the optic board, the water valve? Any suggestions? The fridge is only 7 years old...is this normal? Thanks for any help.
 

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Old 01-06-15, 09:58 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

If you swapped the wires on the water solenoids..... when you call for dispensed water you should get water in the ice maker. Did that happen ??
 
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Happy New Year too. No it did not
 
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I'm assuming the dispensed water is working ok.

You need to check the valve for continuity. The coil will probably show open.
 
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How do you check for continuity? It is interesting you said that because the ice making became erratic. Sometimes water would go into the ice maker, sometimes not. And releasing the ice was erratic too...if we dispense a lot of water from the dispenser the ice would release. Thank you for your help
 
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You would need an ohmmeter either set to Rx1 if analog or OHMS if digital. Unplug fridge. Remove all four wires from the valves. Put the two probes on one valve and then the other. Both should read about the same.
 
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Old 01-16-15, 06:36 AM
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Whirpool icemaker not ejecting ice

First had water fill problem...110 volt test determined water valve working, water filled in. Ice not ejecting. There is no stuck ice. We have hard tray system. Before this all happened, it was erratic. Sometimes the ice would dump after taking lots of water out of the dispenser, sometimes the icemaker would not fill up with water...next step for evaluation?
 
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Old 01-16-15, 12:22 PM
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I moved your last post to this thread. We'll keep all your ice maker problems in one thread.

Can we assume that you found and corrected the problem with the water fill ?

At this point it may be best to replace the ice maker. You can take it apart and replace internal parts but it's not always effective.

I have the same unit as you do. I rebuilt mine several times from used parts that I had picked up. The biggest problem is the timer motor goes bad and gets stuck. Your ice maker is Whirlpool part 2198597.
 
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Yes water entered into the icemaker, but now it does not drop the ice. There are no clogs, no frozen ice hanging up the dispersal
 
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Does it look like the ice rake (the part that pushes the ice out of the tray) oriented correct? It should be at roughly 9-10 from a front view.

Check out this thread from the Samurai. you tube/watch?v=DXETmwq6aTk
 
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Old 01-24-15, 10:34 AM
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Looks like the rake is positioned correct. Watched the Samurai video you recommended, and noted that he said the red light should remain on when flap is closed unobstructed....ours does not. It blinks twice, off a second then resumes the same pattern. We have not taken the ice maker out...waiting to see what your reply about the light is. Thanks
 
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Old 01-31-15, 08:58 AM
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Thank you for the link to the Samurai. It turned out to be our circuit board. Looked around on the internet, found a great price. Installed and now producing ice. This forum is awesome! Thanks for your help.
 
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