Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

PartSelect Number PS557945

Manufacturer Part Number 4389102
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This set of two electronic control boards contains both the emitter and the receiver. These boards tells the icemaker when it's full and that it has to dump the ice, and it also tells the icemaker when to refill with water.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Ice maker will not make ice.
  • Ice maker won’t dispense ice.
  • Ice maker dispenses too much ice.
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Parts Used

  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerRick from Lorain OH

The icemaker would not work

I tried several things first : changed the filter cartridge, then the water control valve, then the control boards but still no ice. Rather than buy a new motor assembly, I bought a whole new icemaker which included the motor assembly and finally SUCCESS! In total it cost me about $350 but you have to try the easier and cheaper things first. One 1/4" screw and disconnecting the wire harness clip plus reusing the old icemaker base and the repair was complete. I would recommend a more detailed discussion on what each part does and the way the colored wires attach. Wire clips can sometimes be connected upside down. I was very happy with how quickly I received the new part. I whole-heartedly recommend PartSelect.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEl Ray from San Jose CA

Ice maker not working

After checking the codes, they indicated that the emmitter board was inoperative so I changed the control boards. Very simple and straight forward (about 10 minutes). After changing the boards I double checked the codes, this time the codes indicated the control boards were functioning properly but still no ice. A friend suggested the water feed line could be frozen and defrosting the freezer could possibly resolve the problem. My freezer is full and it will take time to empty it to continue. Any other suggestions in the meantime? Installing the new water filter took about a minute and is working properly.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerPAUL from FAIR LAWN NJ

Ice maker stopped working

I paid for a service call to have the problem diagnosed, and then ordered and changed the parts myself, saving about 50% off the original estimate.

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Parts Used

  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid from Davis CA

Ice maker stopped working

After calling Sears and setting up an appointment and waiting 7 hours for them not to show.. without any phone call..even after the dispatcher said I was "Next on the List" I figured thilure was the Emitter boards.. I ordered theere had to be a better way.. I researched this site and determined that the most likely cause of fa parts and received them within 3 days with standard shipping. I followed the optical diagnostic instructions that were included and replaced the boards. Within a few hours the ice maker was singing again.

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Margate FL

Sensor board on icemaker

First I removed the icemaker and the sensor boards by removing 6/7 screws. Next, I placed the new sensors into the emitter and receiver and re-installed the components...reset the icemaker and was all done!

Last time my icemaker broke I paid a contractor $225! This time I did it myself in 30 minutes and saved $150. And it was so easy my wife could'a done it......

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTerry from Avondale AZ

Ice maker was not producing ice.

I removed the receiver cover and replaced the board (three screws, two on the board) did the exact same procedure on the emitter board ( three on the cover, one on the board). This process took all of 4 minutes.

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMark from Georgetown TX

Ice maker would not stop making ice.

Unplugged electrical cord for refrigerator, Removed the 3-screws for the bad Emitter, unplugged the wiring harness, plugged the wiring harness into the new Emitter put into position replaced screws, Removed screws for bad Receiver unplugged wiring harness, plugged in new receiver put into position replaced screws plugged refrigerator electrical cord back in. Working ok.

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephen from Chicago IL

No ice was being made

After reading other repair stories online, i ordered the parts, followed the included instructions to replace the boards and the next day i had a full bin of ice. This is the second refrigerator i fixed with parts from partsselect.com. They are AWESOME!

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephen from North Bend OR

Ice maker stopped making ice

Replacement of parts was simple. But there are three main reasons that ice maker quits: door sensors stop working; ice maker, or it control system, stop working, or the coil controlling when water is released into the ice maker stops working. It was easy to replace the door senors; repairman replaced the ice maker and control board, which is located in one end of ice maker, but it ended up being the coil or simply a frozen water outlet into the ice maker that stopped the system from from working. The first thing you should do is to make sure that the water outlet into the icemaker is not frozen - use a hair dryer to melt frozen ice in the outlet - don't melt the plastic outlet with high heat. If the system still does not work go to this: look at red sensor on door to the the right. If it blinks twice in a couple of second with a time out and then repeats over and over, close the door on the receiving sensor on the left hand side of the casing and if the red light comes on steady then the sensor is working properly. So, now you have the coil that turns the water on and off or the water maker itself that can be bad. It will be one of these that are at fault, but not both. Call a repairman.

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Parts Used

  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJuan from Tomball TX

Ice maker wouldn't stop making ice then quit 1.5 days later

removed 3 screws on each side of freezer where the ice maker controls are unplugged the circuit boards. un screwed the boards from the plastic and put the new ones in, reinstalled. now, Ice and not over flowing! :)

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerDavid from Ennis TX

No ice no movement in ice maker

Being 50 miles from the Sears with a 7 year old unit, I actually changed out both board (a kit) which was 9 screws. 3 screws in the outside panels, and 2 in the larger board, and 1 on the smaller board. Both both boards plug in. I also changed the actual ice maker which unplugs and slides out on my unit. Remove a single screw (1/4") on bottom to remove a plastic shield that covers/protects the plug in. A plastic arm lock is in the bottom guide tray, push it up first. Then unplug the unit. Three more 1/4" screws in bottom to remove the custom plastic mount. Then reverses the process to install the new ice maker. Total $175 plus 1 hour labor. In 6 months the unit will have paid for the repairs. I hope to get 5 years of service from the job

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTJ from Jasper GA

Ice maker wouldn't fill with water to make ice.

Removed the screws and disconnected the part from the base. Attached the new part to the base and screwed back in. No big deal!!!!

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Parts Used

  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJudy from Baufort SC

Ice maker stopped working

the repair went fine but the ice maker still is not working is there something i am missing

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Parts Used

  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerEdwin from HEMET CA

Ice maker stopped working

Removed and replaced ecbs as shown invideo. However cannot seem to force harvest cycle. Meter probe of H & T do not seem to make contact with any contacts. Help!!

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Parts Used

  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDoan from Phoenix AZ

Still not working

I changed new valve & new electronic control board but still not working. I think the only one think left is Icemaker control and motor assembly

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