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ED5LHEXTD00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

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my ice maker had stopped producing ice.

  • Customer: Carol from Eatonton GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I received my new ice maker and got a nut driver and went to the freezer and removed my old ice maker . Then I noticed a problem. The cord on my old ice maker did not have a plug in the middle, my wires seemed to go through the wall of the freezer. I was afraid I would damage it if I tried to pull the wires from the wall, so I called customer service . She said I apparently ordered the wrong part. I had order a $70 unit and she said I needed the $114 kit. I would have to return the unit and order the kit. But she told me to look at the kit description and watch the repair video to see if that would help to see if I thought I could do it myself or get a service person. After looking at the parts and video I realized that the kit would be sending me the exact same unit and a couple of different type wire cords. I decided that all I needed to do was use the wire harness from my freezer and remove the new wire harness from the new ice maker unit. Of course I cut off the power to the refrigerator before pulling the plugs.I just had to loosen the two upper screws and remove the bottom screws, pull out the old unit, unplug the wire harness from the ice maker and removed the new wire harness from the new unit. Then I plugged the old wire into the new unit, slipped the unit back into position being certain that the water tube was in the proper position, tightened the upper screws, replaced the lower screw. I turned the power back on and waited. In a while I had ice again.

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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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!

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

broken glass shelf

  • Customer: Timothy from Tallahassee FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
dropped the shelf in place. it was $94.00 for the shelf which I thought was quite high but it was easy to find online using the partt number and easy to order. the shipping was very fast. I think it arrived in two days and it fit perfectly.

not dispensing ice

  • Customer: raul from port st lucie FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
noticed the auger was broken so I ordered an entire unit, however I will order auger to repair the removed tray.

water leak under refigerator

  • Customer: Ronald from Taylor TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife could have made the repair, I got on line, typed the problem in and PartSelect came up. The drawings were there as well as instructions. The part came, again with instructions and it took about 20 min. Good job guys.

ice maker not working

  • Customer: William from East Canton OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off water & electric.Remove 2 screws,cut water lines,unplug electric plug. Install electric plug,push water lines in.reinstall screws,hook up water line & plug in ref.Turn water on, ck for leaks.
All Instructions for the ED5LHEXTD00
871-885 of 943