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Parts That Fix Whirlpool Refrigerator WRX735SDBM00 Ice maker not making ice

Ice maker not making ice is a commonly reported symptom for the WRX735SDBM00 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 WRX735SDBM00 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 38% of time
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1- 2 hours 

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This is an ice maker assembly for refrigerators. This assembly is responsible for freezing and breaking water that comes from the water line within your refrigerator. If your ice maker is not producing ice cubes anymore, and this assembly is turned on, you should test it with a multimeter before replacing it. This ice maker assembly features a primarily plastic construction, with a metal shut-off arm and two wire harnesses that supply it power. This ice maker assembly is an OEM part, and must be installed with the new wire harness in order for it to work.

$ 120.10
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PartSelect Number PS11769140
Manufacturer Part Number W10882923

Customer Repair Stories

Ice Maker quit making ice

I followed the instructions on the You Tube video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XdMrQeNYNw) and it works! It took about 2 hours because I had to stop and rewind the video. If you remember where things go when you disconnect, it's a snap. It was medium difficulty with very few tools just be careful when you remove the wiring harness. After plugging it in, I heard the first ice drop in the bucket in about an hour; I was so excited I took a picture. This part saved me a service call and over $200!
  • Bradley from Derby, KS
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Stopped making ice, confirmed ice in trough, not ejecting ice or cycling

Please note I had to remove the complete old wire harness from and install the new proper one as my part number was replaced with a new part number. The new ice maker repair kit comes with 2 new harnesses each slightly different one for a 22 cubic foot model the other for the 25cf model. It looks intimidating initially, just take pictures FIRST BEFORE removing old harness to see all the connections. I was surprised this was necessary but it is, as the 'H" pin on the front of the new ice maker motor was different from my old one. Would have only taken me 15 minutes or so to replace the old ice maker but with having to remove the old harness and re-route the new harness it will take you a bit of time and patience but you can do it. Another note you will have to remove the Electromagnet to get to the green grounding screw on the ice maker itself. There are good videos on Part Select and youtube showing how to remove the ice maker itself, but did not find one on the wire harness, like I said just take lots of good pictures showing all the connection points on the old harness and take your time. It was not too hard. And now I have ice again!
  • Greg from ALISO VIEJO, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 28% of time
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94 Reviews

Rated by 41 customers 

  

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15 - 30 mins 

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This water filter (Whirlpool EveryDrop Refrigerator Water Filter, Single Turn Filter) purifies water going to the water dispenser and sometimes the icemaker as well. This part should be replaced if it is causing reduced water flow or just replaced periodically per the owner manual. Replacing this water filter may fix a noisy or leaking fridge, a fridge that is not dispensing water (or reduced flow rate), and an ice maker that is not making ice at all, or not making enough ice. This filter is white, sold individually and measures 8 inches by 3 inches in diameter. This water filter has been updated by the manufacturer. It may appear different but will still function the same. It is sold individually.

$ 104.16
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PartSelect Number PS11722130
Manufacturer Part Number EDR4RXD1

Replacing your Maytag Refrigerator Refrigerator Water Filter

Replacing your Refrigerator Water Filter

Customer Repair Stories

Removing the existing filter by rotating as directed and then dislodging from 'docking' station proved difficult. Turns out, the old filter is under a bit of vacuum pressure and getting the unit to separate or release was a challenge.

I removed the drop-down outer housing by gently prying the sides of the two pivot pins at the rear. This gave me move 'room' to grip and slightly rotate then pull the old filter forward and away from the tight suction connection. I was concerned that I would be too forceful for the plastic assemblies and would break something; deliberate motions and a steady thought process on the problem helped disengage the darned old filter!
  • Jake from Novato, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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light on to order water filter

Pressed in the end of the filter cover, lowered it down part way. Twisted the old filter 1/4 turn and removed it. Set in the sink to drain. Inserted new filter and twisted it to lock. closed cover. Done. Total time @ 1 Minute.
  • Douglas from Byron, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 13% of time
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Rated by 6 customers 

  

Easy 

30 - 60 mins 

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The ice maker thermostat, also known as the cycling thermostat, controls and regulates the ice maker ejection cycle by monitoring the temperature inside the freezer to determine when to release the ice into the bin and start the ice making cycle again. If your ice maker is making unusual noises, or if the ice maker is not making or dispensing ice, there could be an issue with the thermostat. Before you begin this repair, make sure the power is disconnected from your refrigerator, and that any food that may spoil is safely stored. This is an OEM part and is sourced directly from the manufacturer. This thermostat is sold individually, and comes with two attachment clips.

$ 62.21
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PartSelect Number PS11743313
Manufacturer Part Number WP627985

Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Cycling thermostat

Replacing your Cycling thermostat

Customer Repair Stories

ice maker did not make ice

The ice maker was not getting water. I hotwired the water valve by switching the connectors for the water dispenser and ice maker water valves and water flowed into the icemaker when the water dispenser lever was pushed. I wronly assumed the water valve was good. I removed the icemaker and determined that the gear motor was not getting power in the position the icemaker had stopped.In this position, the thermostat determines when the motor gets power so I replaced the thermostat. The icemaker still would not get water! As it turns out, the water solenoid was sticking due to a deteriorated rubber washer which let the solenoid plunger get too far out of the magnetic field. I replaced the water solenoid assy and all is well. Don't get fooled by hotwiring the valve. If it isn't getting water, the solenoid probably is the culprit.
  • DAVID from TINLEY PARK, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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No ice in ice trey

The easiest thing to do was pull the ice make off. After taking the 3 screws out of the wall of the freezer, take a screwdriver (flathead) and push on the tab for the electrical plug and wiggle the cord out. Then you can take 3 screws out for the main cover and another 2 screws on the next cover. There's the part, pop it out and replace holding pins and start the process of putting back together the opposite way you took it apart.
  • Wayne from Leesburg, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Fixes Symptom 7% of time
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Rated by 8 customers 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This water filter bypass cap, also known as a water filter bypass plug, is an authentic OEM part that replaces the regular water filter cartridge in refrigerators. It allows water to flow freely through the dispensing system when the filter is not present. The bypass can fail if it becomes clogged, cracked, or falls out of alignment. A faulty filter bypass will result in leaking, poor ice production, and difficulties dispensing water. You can find the filter bypass inside the refrigerator, near the water filter housing. Disconnect the water supply lines and remove the faulty bypass. Insert the new bypass in its place and reconnect the water supply lines.

$ 33.12
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PartSelect Number PS12731165
Manufacturer Part Number W11395888

Replacing your Maytag Refrigerator Refrigerator Water Filter Bypass

Replacing your Refrigerator Water Filter Bypass

Customer Repair Stories

no water when under sink water filter installed

I called the installer of my filter unit and he told me that often, thhe fridge filter is the problem. Like magic it worked
  • Emi from Arlington, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Remove the water filter to install the bypass cap

Lower the filter bottom housing to gain access to the filter. Unscrew the filter and install the bypass cap. Secure the lower filter housing to the top assembly.
  • Phil from GREENFIELD, IN
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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Fixes Symptom 5% of time
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30 - 60 mins 

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This part releases water from the supply line when it's activated.

$ 115.51
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PartSelect Number PS11755669
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10498990

Customer Repair Stories

crack in inlet valve

took old inlet valve off put new one on hooked up ice maker
  • Steve from Paola, KS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Wrench set
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Water inlet valve not working

Followed instructions for testing and replacement on You Tube video.
  • Theo from Layton, UT
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Fixes Symptom 3% of time
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Rated by 1 customer 

  

Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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This water fill tube is a genuine OEM part that is compatible with various models of refrigerator. It is a small plastic tube that supplies water to the ice maker tray. It is typically located at the back of the refrigerator, where it runs from the water inlet valve to the ice maker assembly. When the ice maker needs to produce ice, water flows through this tube and fills the ice maker tray, where it freezes into ice cubes. The fill tube is an essential component of the ice maker system, ensuring a steady supply of water for ice production. If the fill tube becomes clogged or damaged, it can water leaks inside the refrigerator and also lead to difficulties producing ice when needed.

$ 59.27
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PartSelect Number PS12745424
Manufacturer Part Number W11415785

Customer Repair Stories

spraying water from the connection on top of fridge

just like the video showed, removed the cover parts inside the fridge, disconnected the water tube inside and pulled out from the top of fridge, then inserted new water tube.
  • Jenny from PHOENIX, AZ
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 3% of time
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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.

$ 27.70
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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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8 Valve
Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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Really Easy 

15 - 30 mins 

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$ 155.19
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PartSelect Number PS11753408
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10349187
Fixes Symptom 1% of time

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15 - 30 mins 

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Also known as Alumilastic Cement.

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PartSelect Number PS11742366
Manufacturer Part Number WP4317852