ApplianceWhirlpool Ice Maker
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
My ice maker would not operate at all. I viewed the tutorial for the ice maker and followed all steps in correct order. The only deviation I took was to disconnect the original wiring loop from the old ice maker instead of the refrigerator. I took this route because I felt I had to put too much pressure on the loop at the refrigerator end. Anyone deciding on this deviation just has to inspect the in-line fuze on the old loop. If the original problem was the fuze, the fuze housing would be melted to some degree. It should be noted that the ice maker has to be removed from the freezer wall in order to properly inspect the fuze. Otherwise the entire operation involved the use of a 1/4 inch nut driver to loosen two top screws and remove one screw on the bottom.
After installing the new ice maker I found I had no water from the dual water valve located on the bottom rear of the appliance. I installed a new water valve by removing the two 1/4 inch mounting screws and while holding the old and new valves side-by-side moved the three water lines and two wiring harnesses from the old to the new and remounted the assembly. After about three hours the freezer was cold enough to start making ice. We ran about two gallons of water through the water dispenser and discarded the first three trays from the ice maker to purge and clean the system.