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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  • 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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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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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Hiawassee GA

Ice maker not filling water

Replaced sensors but still not making ice. Followed the Brown wire from the Water fill selenoid to the Ice Maker Module. Take the three screws off the Icemaker Gearbox and there was a severely Crusty Connection. It cleaned fairly well and Presto.....ICE!!!

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Syracuse NY

No ice, no transmitter light

Unplugged appliance, removed both boards, 3 Phillips head screws in each, reinstalled new ones. Shortly after ice was coming.

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerAngel from Miami FL

Icemaker wouldn't drop ice cubes into bin

I first removed the icemaker service door by separating the door pins from the hinge sockets. Next, I removed a 1/4" screw from under the right side of the icemaker that retains the icemaker and a “U” plastic clamp. This clamp straps to the icemaker from behind. Then, after partially sliding the old icemaker out, I struggled somewhat decoupling the wire connector because it was frozen. After disconnecting the wire harness, I then removed the defective icemaker.
The next step was, with the same 1/4" ratchet wrench, I removed the 3 screws from the bracket on the underside of the icemaker. I then proceeded to attach the same bracket to the new icemaker.
Next, I connected the electrical connector at the right side. I struggled a little bit sliding the new icemaker in because the water cup assembly on the new part was taller than the old one and thus bumped into the water delivery tube.
You then reverse the procedure for installation.
Finally, before operating the icemaker I turn the icemaker switch on and turn off the power to the refrigerator for about one minute before turning it back on, while the freezer door was closed. Within 5 minutes, the icemaker was working properly and within 24 hours the ice bin had been filled.
Good Luck!

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Seligman MO

Ice maker was not making ice.

I installed the 2 circuit boards. Real easy. Did not fix problem so going to have to check further.

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  • Electronic Control Boards - Emitter and Receiver

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDanny from Powhatan VA

Wouldn't make ice

Removed the three screws on the right or the bigger control board, then there are two screws that hold the control board on the cover took them out, unpluged the board, plugged the new one in, put the two screws back in the control board, put the three screws back on the cover. Left side or receiver, took three screws out, two screws on the board, unplug board, plug new one in, put two screws back in board, put three screws back in cover. BUT IT DIDN'T WORK STILL NO ICE. Led light said it should be working now . Need answer to my problem?

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Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

Customermichael from gurnee IL

No ice

I installed a new icemaker and ice level sensors I also had to replace crummy plastic trim parts because of poor quality and broke during disassembly

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerHarry from Audubon PA

Ice maker stopped making ice

After researching the problem on parts select I found that there were several reasons why the ice maker would stop working. The number one reason was the electronic sensors fail,these tell the ice maker when ice bucket is filled. The light on the electronic eye will blink a code to diagnose the if there is a problem with the sensor. In my case the sensor was bad(the red sensor light would not stay on). The light transmitter is on the right and the reciever is on the left. First make sure there is nothing blocking the holes by cleaning them with a "q" tip. If they still don't work and the blinking code indicates failure them they need to be replaced.The sensors are behind panels on the left and right; each panel had 3 screws that need to be removed. First shut off power to the frig. Once you remove the screws you will find a quick connect attached to a electronic board on each side. Unplug each board and replace with the new part. Replace the panels and turn on the frig to test. The instructions in the parts box will tell you the light codes that will indicate that the boards are working. One note, I did this repair , the sensors were working and I did not get ice after 30-60 minutes.I found out that the water fill tube(black tube at the top of icemaker) was clogged with frozen water thus the ice tray never filled. After clearing out the ice with a small pipe cleaner the ice maker tray fill with water and the ice maker made ice on schedule.

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