Ice-maker Stopped Working

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator

ModelGD5PHAXLQ01

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Mark From Fort Mill, SC

Oct 12, 2011

42 out of 634 people found this instruction helpful

No water going into the ice tray. I unplugged the water valve solenoid at the bottom of the refrigerator in the back left corner, checked continuity on both. All showed resistance across the contacts so I believed the water inlet valves were at least not blown. The only other electronic component of the ice maker is the control board with the motor and then the thermostat. I purchased both. Also, make sure you buy the Aluminastic cement. It is the thermal contact point between the face of the thermostat and the ice tray. Expensive as heck, but unfortunately necessary. PartSelect should offer a very small tube for a small cost rather than a huge tube that you will never use for $27. Anyway, I put both the control board and thermostat in and an hour later was making ice again. Total cost was just over $100 for everything including shipping. I must say that PartSelect delivers fast and everything was exactly what I ordered, so the service is excellent and the website is excellent.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Adhesive Cement

Part Number: PS358560

$27.08
In Stock

Thermostat with Clips

Part Number: PS380941

$24.48
In Stock

Icemaker Control Assembly

Part Number: PS2341896

$72.18
In Stock