I Fixed My Whirlpool Ice Maker for
Under $30! Not Making Ice...
No Ice! It's the
beginning of summer and my Whirlpool ice maker decided to quit. I immediately
found several YouTube videos to help me troubleshoot the problem. To my
amazement, the only tools needed was a screwdriver, DVOM, and a 1/4" socket
to remove to the ice maker screws. I found the ice maker module bad, and
the water valve good - all by jumping between terminals located underneath
the module cover (see video above):
"V" and "L" - energizes the
"L" and "H" - checks the mold
heater (should read around 72 ohms)
"L" and "M" - checks the timer
motor (should read around 4,400 ohms)
"N" and "V" - checks the water
valve (should read around 150 - 300 ohms)
"T" and "H" - manual harvest cycle
(if the ice maker is working the timer wheel will spin)
"T" and "L" - checks the thermostat
(should read no resistance with ICE PRESENT in the ice tray mold)
My local appliance parts dealer
wanted $40 for a used module and $75 for a new one. I told him no thanks,
and went home and ordered the part from Amazon (Whirlpool Part# 628135
for $28). Customers on Amazon also recommended replacing the fusible wiring
harness that sometimes blows if the module fail. Odering online is easy
and ships within 3 business days.
you have a quick-connect wiring harness, replace it at the sidewall end.
If your harnesses goes into the sidewall - use inline squeeze connectors
and splice the fusible link in place. This method is not approved by manufacturers,
but it's safe and works great! Always heat shrink all wire connectors to
prevent moisture contamination and corrosion. Under
no circumstance should you bypass the fusible link, this could lead to
fire and property damage.You
can save tons of cash by doing the work yourself.
to unplug your refrigerator and turn off the water supply line before attempting
out the wiring circuit for Whirlpool, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Roper, Estate,
and Sears Kenmore Ice Makers found at 4:19 in the above video. This is
an excellent source for troubleshooting your ice maker and understanding
how ice makers work!
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