Ice maker was not making ice.

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jeff From Raleigh, NC

Jul 07, 2011

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This is a different motor than the one for ice retrieval. This motor is very quite, even when it is working.
No other parts looked broken on the ice maker and the water dispensed correctly from the door, indicating it was available to the ice maker. I never heard the ice maker trying to dump ice. So I assumed the control module was malfunctioning. The control module wheel never moved.

I did not follow the instructions on the video exactly. Video was very helpful, pointed out things to be aware of.

The cover over the control module was removed. The screws on the control module were removed, after unplugging the refrigerator. The "ice maker stop" wire was removed carefully. The old control module was removed by pulling straight out. The new control module was installed after aligning main shaft, and screws reinstalled. The "ice maker stop" wire was reinstalled.
Plugged in refrigerator, the ice maker motor turned slowly. Soon water was dispensed in the ice maker. Before long (hour or so) I could hear the ice falling in the ice bucket. I have a full bucket of ice in the freezer, first time in a while.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Icemaker Control Assembly

Part Number: PS2341896

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