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GS5SHAXNL00 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Instructions

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Icemaker was not making ice

  • Customer: SHARON from Post Falls, ID
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The comments from PartSelect were 50/50 that it would be the motor on the icemaker. We bought the motor which came 4 days leter and followed the installation instructions in the video. We started getting ice about 2 hours after the installation!

Would not make Ice

  • Customer: Len from Apple Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn the unit OFF - Removed one hex head screw on the bottom of the ice maker, removed the cable cover and unplugged. Removed front cover & Slide the icemaker out. Removed control cover and removed the three phillips head screws to the controller. Put the new controller back on with the three phillips head screws, pushed the cover back over the controller. Plugged the unit back in, then slide it back in the tracks, put the cable cover back on and installed the hex head screw, popped the front cover back on and turned the unit ON - DONE!

Ice Maker Stopped Working

  • Customer: Susan from Flemington, NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dad and I worked together. The video helped but it was a little more complicated. If you can't find the water supply, remove the filter and water should stop, that's what we did. We had to remove the freezer door for access to the ice maker. It was tricky taking the icemaker off and getting it back on. Replacing the motor was easy, just as shown in the video. Just like others have said, within an hour of the repair the ice starting coming!

ice maker wasn't

  • Customer: Mona from The Sea Ranch, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
1. Turn off ice maker and cut power to refrigerator. 2. Remove food from top two freezer shelves and remove top shelf. 3. Using nut driver, remove screw that secures plastic shield to the bottom of ice maker. Remove shield and place it on the empty freezer shelf. 4. Remove ice maker unit by sliding it free of the two rails that hold the bottom of the unit in place ... when it is free of the rails, pivot the left-hand end of the unit downward to allow access to the electrical connection. 5. To pull the electrical connector apart, use a small flat-end screwdriver to pry (gently) just above the little protrusion that keeps the two halves secure during operation. 6. Once the electrical connector has been pulled apart, the unit can be placed on a counter top. Pull the square plastic shield off the left-hand side of the unit (it just pulls off, no screws hold it in place) and set it aside on the counter. 7. Remove the 3 screws that hold the motor assembly in place with a phillip's screw driver. Pull off the motor assembly and push on the new motor assembly ... you might have to "wiggle" the white plastic "fingers" over the ice bin to get the axle aligned properly with the motor assembly ... this is very easy to do. 8. Screw new motor assembly in place. 9. Holding the ice maker at an angle in the freezer, reconnect the electrical connectors, then hold the ice maker level in front of the side rails and push it back in place. Replace the small shield and secure it with the screw and nut driver. Replace freezer shelf and food, restore power to the refrigerator, turn on ice maker switch. Wait a few moments and hear the blessed sound of water filling the ice maker tray. Put away tools, check time (a 10-minute job!), do victory dance ... and then see the shield that covers the motor assembly still sitting on the counter! Repeat process, except this time it is not necessary to take apart the electrical connection ... but, of course, the ice maker now has water in it so when you tip it to push the shield back on ... Suffice it to say, that even though I had to do the job twice, I was thrilled with my $59.00 part ... we live in the boonies so a service call by a repairperson would have cost me more than $200.00 ... plus the part and labor. Blessings upon PartSelect!!!!

Unit stopped making Ice

  • Customer: Denis from Columbia, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found my unit had stopped making ice. I did 20 min. of search on the internet and found this site. I was going to just buy the whole ice maker unit, but after reading a bit more found that the majority was just the motor assembly. I ordered it, 2 days later it was at my front door. I pulled the ice maker unit out, took off the motor assembly, and low and behold a small whit ppiece of plastic fell out. I replaced the motor assembly re installed the ice maker and in one hour I had ice again. As far as ease to do this job from 1 being hard and 10 being super easy, I would rate this a 10+. If you have this kind of problem, I would not waste your money on a repair man, 150.00 service call, Hell no. 65 bucks and your done. Before your wife can make you a pot of coffee this can be out and back in. I don't want to take money away from the appliance repair men but some repairs can be a DIY project. Nut driver and phillips screw driver is all you need.Hope this helps ya.

Ice maker sounding like it was going to release ice, but not doing so.

  • Customer: Bridget from Clinton, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was the easiest repair I have ever done. Don't waste your money calling a repairmain for this one. Unplug from electrical outlet, and turn off water supply. I first removed the ice bucket to give myself the room needed to remove ice maker. Then I loosened to two top nuts holding the icemaker and removed the bottom one. Pulled the icemaker away from the freezer wall and disconected the power supply. Removed unit from freezer and removed the three screws holding control motor assembly in place, gently removed icemaker control assembly. Secured with the three screws, placed unit back in freezer making sure water inlet was in place and reconected power supply. Slid unit onto the top two nuts and tightened and replaced bottom screw. Turned on water supply and reconected to electrical supply. Easier then pie.

Icemaker stopped making ice

  • Customer: Bruce from Camarillo, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the icemaker assembly, which was simple to remove. Once the assembly was removed, I unscrewed the motor housing and replaced it. I then reinstalled the assembly and closed the door. It did not making ice immediately and it took about 30 minutes to start.

indtalled new part WPL W10190935 and it did not fix problem

  • Customer: Ronald from Jeffersonville, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
as shown in instructions

timer motor died

  • Customer: Paul from Moline, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I poped the outer cover off... Removed 3 screws and gently pulled the old timer out.... Also pulled out the ice maker arm.... Aligned the shaft of the tral to match the new motor assembly and gently slid it in... tightened the 3 screws and aligned the wire hoop back in the hole and the job was done... i pulled out the top freezer basket for easy access... Took less than 20 minutes total..The part was correct as usual.. Thank fellas

Ice maker stopped making ice

  • Customer: Vonnette from Bixby, OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed bolts pulled out motor,unhooked motor,replaced with new motor,put back in and replaced screws..fairly easy..then we had ice that evening!

Not making ice

  • Customer: Thomas from Orlando, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Video instructions walked me right thru it had no problems.

ice maker stop working

  • Customer: thuy from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
turn power off, take the little cover on front of ice maker off so you can pull ice maker box out easier, unplug the easy connector ,after this take square cover off you'll see control motor take 3 screws off pull control motor out change new one in ,put them back together.turn power back on .then now Ice Maker will make some after 2 hours .You will SMILING then say ,Oh Yeah. QT good luck to everyone

Broken icemaker during summer in Texas.

  • Customer: Colin from Dallas, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The online video shortened the learning curve, and the cut the repair time in half.

Our ice maker has not worked for years. My husband tried to repair it back then and now we know that he actually broke it. On the front of motor control there is a dial that says "DO NOT ROTATE'. It means do not rotate.

  • Customer: Linda from Colonial Beach, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
He removed the front of the motor box. He then took the motor panel off and replaced it with the new one! So easy!! We have been buying ice or getting it from a friend that has a commercial ice maker. I could not believe it was that simple and the delivery was unbelievable. I ordered the part either Thursday or Friday and FedEx delivered it Saturday! Thank you so much. Now I have all the ice I need!!!

Ice Maker stopped working

  • Customer: Hector from San Diego, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Its the easiest repair in the world to do. Took less than 15 minutes. Removed the Icemaker unit from friedge, removed 3 screws replaced motor (very easy to do), 1 hr later I had Ice again! =)
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