Came Home water on the floor, Ice Maker dripping

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Lee From Allentown, PA

Feb 14, 2009

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

Came Home water on the floor, Ice Maker dripping
Upon further inspection, fridge was warm too. I have a friend that used to service appliances. He suspected the thermostat, because the lights were on. The controls and motor didn't smell or feel hot. The control has three connections, one is a ground. (green). We bypassed the controller, by connecting the two remaining wires with a beer tab. cut down to fit the connectors. Really. I made it up because I didn't want to run out to my shed for the right tool....We work 12 hours my butt was draggin....anyway. The fridge motor started and we knew that was the problem. The part looked a bit different from the on I pulled out, but worked and fit just fine. I cut the plastic tube covering in half and added dish washing detergent to slip it on. My fridge works GREAT....and I will order from Parts Select again. (although I got a $2.50 charge for an international charge on my credit card ?)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermostat Assembly

Part Number: PS329884

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Broiler Pan (Large)

Part Number: PS1765745

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