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ED5FVGXWS00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice Maker was overflowing into ice bin when filling

  • Customer: Denise from Manchester NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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After first replacing the water valve, the issue with our ice maker remained so we ordered the ice maker unit after watching the video at partselect.com. It couldn't have been easier. I had the whole unit replaced in less than 10 mins. It took about an hour for it to cycle and fill, so my husband thought it wasn't working, but I wanted to let it be and see what happened...and an hour later I heard it fill. It's been about 2 weeks and it's working perfectly. Partselect is officially our 'go-to' site from now on!!

Teflon wore off the bottom of first few cube molds

  • Customer: Dave from Chaska MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Really simple repair. Turned off water to fridge, removed 3 screws with nutdriver, slapped the replacement part in and plugged in wiring harness and walla! Fresh ice without a giant glob of ice sitting in the tray. Parts were perfect match and had no issues at all!

Quit making ice,and the fill hose froze up.

  • Customer: Ronald from Brunswick OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as making toast.Super fast delivery,Less than 24 hrs.

ice cubes freezing together in ice storage bin

  • Customer: Maxie from Bridge City TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I received the new part and then shut off power to refrigerator. I loosened the two top cap screws with 1/4 inch nut driver, removed the cap screw from the bottom bracket of the icemaker. Then using a small blade screw driver pushed in the clip holding the wiring harness and removed the old icemaker. I had to use existing wiring harness because my harness could not be removed from the refrigerator. I installed the new icemaker by reversing the removal of the old icemaker. I turned on the power and had to wait about 4 hours before it make the first batch of ice. After about 12 hours it made only about two dozen cubes of ice. The old icemaker was making about 4 times that much. I figured the new one should be just as fast as the old one so I called PartsSelect and the lady I talked too was agreeable that the new part should work better so she sent me another one and I installed it but it worked the same way, very slow. I checked and rechecked model numbers and part numbers but could not find anything wrong. I put new part alongside the old part and numbers matched. Only difference was that the old part had a black gear box and the new one was white. I decided I would just have to live with a slower icemaker. Its been almost a week since installing the 2nd new one and the bin is still not full, of course we have been using ice from it. I did not adjust the water inlet screw at all. The ice cubes seemed to be the right size. The ladies I talked to at Partselect were very nice and easy to talk to. I would use Partselect again.

Not making ice

  • Customer: Klaus from Valencia CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Ordered part#PS2341899, received in 2 days. Unplugged refrigerator and removed ice cube drawer. Then removed shelf above icemaker. Used 1/4 nutdriver to remove 3 screws holding the icemaker in place. Then unplugged electrical harness from icemaker. To install, just do the reverse and job could be completed within 10 to 15 minutes. It is not necessary to turn water off in back of refrigerator. You should have ice cubes within a couple of hours, however it takes about 24 hours to fill the ice drawer. Probably saved over $150 by doing it myself.

refrigerator was not cooling

  • Customer: stephanie from lakeland FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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my 17 year old son actually repair it ...it took him all about 5 minutes to install the part and put that refrigerator cover back on ...very easy fix and save me a bundle of cash ...thank you very much and I will be doing more business with you

Compressor would not stay on . On for about 10 seconds then kick off cheaper try then someone telling you need a new compressor.

  • Customer: Kelly from Florence KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Pull refrigerator out take off bottom cover. Take off metal strap with pliers easy to do. Pry off relay and overload. Oh yea unplug refrigerator first. Put on new parts done simple fix for anyone. Cheaper than repair man parts 75.00 $ not 300 - 400 .

couldnt use ice maker dispencer. ice melting and leaking

  • Customer: Kevin from Wyandotte MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed (snap on)removed screw, and ice dispencer side (door and Pin) You have to assemble to reinstall (not easy to install while assembled) Install the pivot pin the rest of the way with the new spring mounted and when unit is almost in place, install the pivot the rest of the way, install tension hold downs that old both the water and ice dispenser shafts, reinstall cover, reconnect wiring and test, I had to remove the plunger because the water wouldn't shut off fast enough. Unit works great now.

ice door would not seal warm air out & ice maker would freeze up.

  • Customer: Earl S. from Denison TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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After reading (Warm air getting into freezer) by David from Chesterfield, MO & (Ice door was broken) by Ray from San Antonio, TX, it was easy to follow their instructions (especially- Patience is a virtue! and go step by step. Thanks to both for their detailed instructions, this retired mechanical engineer was able to 'get it done'. Stan from Denison, TX

The refrigerator would not defrost and would freeze up and no longer cool.

  • Customer: Mike from Frankfort IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off power to the frig. Remove the shelves and back brackets from the freezer, then with a 1/4" nut driver remove the nuts holding the rear metal panel in place. Once removed the defrost thermostat is right in front of you. You will have to clip the wires from the old t-stat because they are in a harness. Once clipped, strip the wires back, wire in the new t-stat, add wire nuts and put it all back together. Very easy job to do, works great. Thanks Parts Select, Mike.

fridge too warm

  • Customer: mike from ROSCOE IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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remoove all the food and shelves out from the freezer section, remoove the light bulb lens ( 1 phillips screw) remoove light bulb, take out 6 srews on the back panel then slide out through the top with a slight bending curve motion, the bimetal thermostat will be clamped to the evaporator inlet, ( just after the cap tube) snap it off, then cut the wires about 2 inches from the stat, strip the ends about a quarter inch with wire strippers, same on the new stat, then use 16 or 18 gauge butt splices and crimp them , then reassemble in reverse order.

Solid ice on Evaporator coil

  • Customer: PRAKASH from PISCATAWAY NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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With service sheet, Enter service dagnostic mode, NO-6 is Desrost heater / Bi-metal Component status indicator shows 02 , it means Bi-metal is open, It should read 01,It's cover with Ice ( bellow 32 Dig. F )Mostly it open at 50 dig. F, To replace remove lamp cover and lamp + six hex screw with 1/4" nut driver, pull back cover ( with commen requirement to turn of power and deice the evaporator coil )out, bi-metal element is top at enterance of coil,cut both wire near bi-metal, join new bi-metal with wire nut or Insulated wire Jointer, Tape jonts proper,do neat work no hanging wire, Replace back removed parts back,Turn power back

Refrigerator was getting warm

  • Customer: Mack from Los Banos CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unplugged it for a day listened to the ice melting on the inside and plug it in again. Decreased the temperature settings and it now seems to work fine. I will save the part in case I ever need it in the future.

refrigerator and freezer would stay frozen.

  • Customer: Jack from Poplarville MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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I shut the unit off for about ten hours and when I turned it back on and set the temperatures for the freezer and refrigerator it has been working great.I will keep the part in case it happens again.

Freezer OK. Refrigerator Not Cooling.

  • Customer: Donald from Kissimmee FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Followed recommendations from others but went with most likely by percentage = Defrost Timer Kit. Did not solve issue. Then went with Bi-Metal Thermostat and that did not fix the problem. Tested the thermostat as recommended on line and old part was bad, new part OK. Then I saw on line that I should have listened for Fan operation. I checked and found the fan Motor to be defective. Replaced the motor and Refrigerator worked fine. Both the Motor and Bi-Metal Thermostat were required. Should have checked fan operation first.
All Instructions for the ED5FVGXWS00
886-900 of 960