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Parts That Fix Whirlpool Refrigerator WRS571CIDM01 Ice maker not making ice

Ice maker not making ice is a commonly reported symptom for the WRS571CIDM01 Whirlpool Refrigerator, and we have put together a full guide on how to fix this. This advice is based on feedback from people who own this exact appliance. We have listed the most common parts for your WRS571CIDM01 Whirlpool Refrigerator that will fix Ice maker not making ice. We have included repair instructions, and helpful step-by-step video tutorials. If you are experiencing this issue, not to worry, DIYers just like you have fixed this, and shared their experience to help you!

Fixes Symptom 54% of time
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Rated by 12 customers 

  

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15 - 30 mins 

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This ice maker is for refrigerators. Ice maker includes the ice mold and the control device. The ice maker receives water from the water inlet valve and then holds the water in the ice mold until the water freezes solid. It then automatically ejects the ice and refills to continue the process until the ice storage in is full. Safely store any food that could deteriorate while the power is off and unplug the refrigerator when installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

$ 97.61
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PartSelect Number PS11738120
Manufacturer Part Number W10873791

Customer Repair Stories

Replacing ice cube tray.

My icemaker is on the freezer door. Open the freezer door and remove the ice bucket and turn ice maker swith off. There is a plastic cover you need to remove just 4 screws then work cover a little and it will pull out. You need to disconnect the wire connector for the on/off switch for icemaker. set cover aside. Now the ice cube tray is exposed. On the right side there is another wire connection unplug this also. There is a small wire cable on top of ice tray it just pops off tray and stays there. Under ice tray remove 2 screws and lift up and out to remove tray. to install new tray align clips on top and screw holes on bottom and reattache 2 screws. Now refit the small wire cable on top to new tray and also reconnect the wire connector on the right. To reinstall cover reconnect the on/off wire connector and push cover back on. Make sure cover is on the inside of door seal. Reinstall the 4 screws turn the on/ff switch to on rinstall the ice bucket and close the door your done.
  • Robert from STRONGSVILLE, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Ice maker has stopped making ice and made a loud banging sound

I turned the water and electricity off for the refrigerator.
(not sure if this is necessary but is safer)
Remove the ice bucket.
Cover the Ice auger with a hand towel to catch any screws which my get dropped.
Remove four Philips screws holding plastic cover to inside of the door. there are no clip/snaps to worry about but on/off switch needs to be un plugged. Remove cover.
Remove two nut head screws holding old ice maker.
Remove wiring harness from ice maker and lift ice maker up and out. There are two tabs on the door.
Unplug the wiring harness from the ice maker..

Installation: Press the wiring harness into clips on the new ice maker. Install ice maker onto door insuring it is over the tabs on door and the holes for nut screws line up. Plugging the wiring harness in and install two screws.

Plug on/off wiring onto switch and press plastic cover onto inside of door. Take care that it fits inside of rubber door seal. Install four philips screws.
Remove hand towel and install ice bucket making sure the ice maker is switched on. Close door.
Turn on water and electricity.

This took me 25 min. and I am sure would go faster if I had had instructions.

My refrigerator took awhile before it started to make cubes but has been working like new ever since.
This task is easy go for it.
  • James from NEW LONDON, NH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 14% of time
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101 Reviews

Rated by 15 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This is an OEM replacement ice and water filter for your refrigerator. In side-by-side refrigerators, it is found in the top right corner or the bottom left grille. In bottom-freezer refrigerators, the filter is in the bottom left grille. In top-freezer units, the filter is located in the middle of the refrigerator. This NSF certified filter reduces 28 contaminants including pharmaceuticals, metals, minerals, pesticides, cysts, industrial chemicals, Class I Particulates and chlorine. It is made up of coconut carbon block and has three layers of filtration. The first layer is particle filtration that helps block larger contaminants. The second layer is micro-filtration, which prevents medium-sized impurities from passing. The third layer is called absorption filtration, which absorbs microscopic-sized pollutants. It measures 2 inches deep, 2 inches wide, 1-1/2 inches high, and weighs 0.5 lbs. To ensure your filter is working its best, it needs to be replaced every six months. This single filter has a simple, quick-turn installation feature that does not require any tools.

$ 103.96
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PartSelect Number PS11701542
Manufacturer Part Number EDR1RXD1

Customer Repair Stories

The refrigerator display said I need to replace the filter.

When the filter arrived, I removed it from the package.
Upon reading the instructions, I removed the old filter.
When I removed the old filter I NOTICED HOW IT CAME
OUT SO THAT I COULD HOLD THE NEW FILTER IN
THE SAME POSITION AND REPLACED IT WITH THE
NEW IN THE SAME POSITION. When I closed the cover
door, I went to the display panel and reset water filter display.
  • ronald from SEVERNA PARK, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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no problem. the ice and water need to be replaced every 6 months

Took off the cover, pulled out the old filter, inserted the new one and closed the door.
  • Patricia from ALAMEDA, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
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Fixes Symptom 7% of time
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15 Reviews

Rated by 4 customers 

  

Very Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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When energized, this part releases water from the supply line into the ice mold.

$ 124.16
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PartSelect Number PS11750831
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10238100

Customer Repair Stories

Leaking around icemaker hose going in to part

Took lower back board off, took part off to expose it so I could see where it was leaking, got part number, ordered it.
Shut off water to frig at wall shut off, unhooked both hoses and plug, hooked new part up, turned water back on. Watched couple days to make sure it wasn't leaking. Vacuumed out back good, which I was amazed didn't really need it, hooked part back in place, replaced back with screws.
  • Cathy from LASCASSAS, TN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Valve leaking water

Unhooked water line from house to fridge then unbolted valve from fridge body then removed plastic water line from fridge to valve by pushing in on pex release tab then reversed process with new valve. Works like a charm. No more leakage. Wood floor is dry and Happy!
  • Steven from WEST JORDAN, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 7% of time
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33 Reviews

Rated by 25 customers 

  

Really Easy 

Less than 15 mins 

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This light switch may also be known as a refrigerator door switch or a light switch kit, and is compatible with your refrigerator. The function of the refrigerator door switch is to turn on the light when your fridge door is open, and to make sure it is off when your refrigerator door is closed. The reason you would need to replace this part is if your light is not turning on when your door is open. For this repair, you will need a putty knife, and a small flat-blade screwdriver.

$ 27.65
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PartSelect Number PS12731166
Manufacturer Part Number W11396033

Replacing your Maytag Refrigerator Door Switch

Replacing your Door Switch

Customer Repair Stories

broken light switch

followed the instructions provided and that's it!
  • Richard from West Warwick, RI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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while closing the door, the light switch fouled, resulting in the switch breaking

I used a flat screwdriver and released the lock tab on the bottom of the light switch, and pried the switch out, being careful to not damage the plastic around the mounting place of the switch, unplugged wiring from old switch, plugged in the new one and pushed the new switch into place. Job finished light switch now working.
  • Kevin from Beckley, WV
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 5% of time
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4 Reviews

Rated by 3 customers 

  

Easy 

30 - 60 mins 

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$ 154.88
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PartSelect Number PS11753250
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10341320

Customer Repair Stories

No water to ice maker

Got resistance values from partselect. Coil was not in range. I remove rear cardboard cover,shut off water. Valve located on right side rear. Hoses are quick release. Unplug wire harnesses.
  • Malcolm from HILL, NH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Ice maker was not making ice. Could hear mechanism trying to work, but no water getting to ice maker. Confirmed main inlet and drinking water solenoid valves were working. New water filter installed. Only thing left (or so I thought was the dual solenoid valve part (ice maker and drinking water valv

Removed lower back cover of refrigerator; isolated water at wall, removed existing dual solenoid valve and installed new replacement valve assembly. Replaced back cover.

Unfortunately, this DID NOT correct the problem. Frustrated to spend that kind of money on something that was not needed.
  • John from MIDLOTHIAN, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 4% of time
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3 Reviews

Rated by 6 customers 

  

Really Easy 

Less than 15 mins 

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This coupling is used for indoor ice dispensers.

$ 28.52
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PartSelect Number PS11739763
Manufacturer Part Number WP2220458

Customer Repair Stories

Ice crusher not dispensing crushing ice or dispensing ice cubes

1. Remove the ice box
2. Unscrew the two Phillips screws on the base of the ice box compartment
3. Lift up the coupling and shaft (be careful because there is a spring between shaft and coupling and washer)
4. Remove old coupling
5. Replace with new coupling and remember to put back the spring
6. Insert back shaft with coupling and washer
7. Screw back on the Phillips screws
8. Replace back the icebox
  • Robert from WESTFORD, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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ice maker gear broken

I removed the ice bucket,the gear is located under the ice bucket and engages when ice bucket sits on it and turns the tray for ice to fall in the shute,2 screws to remove and the gear comes off and I put the new one on and put the screws back,very easy to do, total time 5 minutes,repair man wanted to charge $114 for the part and $100 for labor,I did it all for $25 thru this site,I love this site,it gsaved me alot of money,thanks partselect.,
  • patrick from fairfax, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set
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7 Seal
Fixes Symptom 4% of time
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4 Reviews

Rated by 9 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This part is a replacement refrigerator drive shaft seal for your refrigerator. The drive shaft seal protects the auger motor from water and condensation that may leak down the drive shaft from the ice bucket. If the seal is broken, water and condensation can get in, causing the ice maker to fail. To replace the seal, first remove the ice bucket from your freezer. Then remove the two screws on the drive shaft holder, and use a pair of pliers to remove the drive shaft. At this point you can remove the seal from the drive shaft. Be sure to clean the area that the seal sits in before you reinstall the drive shaft. This part is white in color and is about an inch in diameter. The seal is sold individually.

$ 14.58
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PartSelect Number PS11739241
Manufacturer Part Number WP2198628
Fixes Symptom 3% of time

Rated by 1 customer 

  

Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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Also known as Alumilastic Cement.

  No Longer Available
PartSelect Number PS11742366
Manufacturer Part Number WP4317852