Icemaker not making ice

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator

ModelK6S6SHEXNL00

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Gerard From Dublin, OH

Jul 14, 2012

I had to make sure the electronic beam was working properly, which it was (steady beam if you press in the side plastic flap. I also had to make sure the water valve for the icemaker was working properly as well, which it was by switching the lead wires on the valve (water dispenser wire to ice maker valve, and hitting water dispenser paddle and hearing water flow to the ice maker). After that, I knew it was the icemaker motor. Removed three screws with a socket, disconnected wire harness (had to use pliers to pull it apart), pulled out entire icemaker unit. Loosened three screws on motor control unit to remove it from icemaker unit, then inserted new motor control unit and re-screwed the 3 screws. Then I pu tthe entire icemaker unit back in the freezer, connected wire harness, re-inserted three screws and was finished. I then waited for one hour, went to check ice maker and I had ice cubes forming in the tray.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Icemaker Control Assembly

Part Number: PS2341896

$72.18
In Stock