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PartSelect Number PS11743313
Manufacturer Part Number WP627985
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Cycling thermostat Specifications

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.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Ice maker not making ice | Ice maker won’t dispense ice
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Ice Maker.
This part works with the following products:
Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Amana.
Part# WP627985 replaces these:
AP6010137, 0056603, 14210687, 627808, 627984, 627985, 628209, 628397, 95092-1, 99989719, R0161060, R9800701, W10290336, Y0056603
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Howard
December 8, 2017
I am a service tech and know troubleshooting ice makers . I just would like some knowledge on how this icemaker is removed from the wall ..i see no screws but do see a plastic handle on the front left side i tried open the plastic however ice maker not moving . thank you
For model number GZ25fsrxyy2
Hello Howard, Thank you for your inquiry. After removing the ice bin, you would need to insert a flat head screw driver into the side cover access hole and press down to release the locking lever, then pull the side cover forward to remove. Use the screw drive to depress the retaining tab to release the ice maker assembly. Pull the assembly forward and disconnect the wire harness, then remove the entire assembly. Hope this helps!

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Dan
January 10, 2018
In the video for replacing the icemaker thermostat, the tech does not use any adhesive, but it is mentioned by others that it is required. Where does it go? Thank you!
For model number KSRP25FNSS00
Hi Dan, Thank you for the question. The Alumilastic Cement, PartSelect Number PS11742366 goes where the thermostat is attached to the back of the assembly. It is used in between the sensor of the thermostat and the mount face itself to help transfer the temperatures to the thermostat more accurately.Hope this helps!

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Mike
February 24, 2018
My ice maker allows water to enter the storage bin where it freezes into a block that has to be chipped out. Can you help?
For model number MFF2558DEM00
Hello Mike, Thanks for your question. You will want to test a few parts with a multimeter to see if they have electrical continuity. Replace any that do not show continuity. Test the icemaker, the cycling thermostat, and the water inlet valve. I hope this helps.

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Ann
April 12, 2018
The refrigerator compartment cools via the vent from the icemaker. Lately the icemaker stops blowing cold through the vent. When this happens, the bottom of the left door fills with water (from the icemaker). We power cycled the fridge by flipping the breaker, which seemed to be a temporary fix. Tapping on the side of the icemaker seems to make it start working again. Also a temporary fix. Without replacing everything, what is the best solution?
For model number GI7FVCXXB00
Hi Ann, Thank you for the question. Unfortunately it sounds like the Air Baffle is defective and needs to be replaced, PartSelect Number: PS2362813. Hope this helps!

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Bonna
February 27, 2018
My ice maker fill with water then freezes and drops the ice but water is also getting into the ice bin causing it to freeze into one solid mass not allowing you to dispense the ice. What parts do i need to check/replace?
For model number WRX735SDBM00
Hi Bonna, Thank you for the question.Sounds like the ice maker is over filling and leaking into the ice container. I suggest watching when the ice maker is filling to see if this is the case. If so you may need to replace the water inlet valve assembly. Hope this helps!

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Richard
February 28, 2018
Ice maker stopped making ice. I replace motor module.Ice maker made some ice, after 3 days only about 1/4 of bin has ice, now stopped making any ice. There is frozen ice in the mold.(not ejected into storage bin) thank you
For model number MFI2569VEM10
Hi Richard, Thank you for the question. I suggest checking the shutoff arm and extension. Make sure they are not stuck or damaged. If they are not working properly the ice will not dump into the ice bucket and the ice maker can not fill with water to make more ice.Hope this helps!

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Bo
November 20, 2018
Ice maker not filling. If i remove the ice maker assembly and let it set out for a few minutes and put it back in it will start and fill for two cycles then stop. I have done this several times and it dose the same thing every time. The water dispenser works fine. I replaced the dual water/ice maker valve assembly but it didn't make any difference.What could be the problem.
For model number Maytag Refrigerator M/N MFI2665XEM7 Ice maker.
Hi Bo, Thank you for your question. If your ice maker is not making ice and there is ice build up in the refrigerator, please ensure that the freezer door is closed securely after each time you use it. Even if you are just using the fresh food compartment, check the freezer door while you are there. When doors are left partially open, (even a crack), warm moisture laden air is sucked into the refrigerator and then condenses on cold surfaces, such as the evaporator, and everywhere in the freezer. This causes the internal air flow to be restricted and temperatures will rise. At the same time, the ice maker moving parts will freeze up and fail. Here is a link from our website that you may reference if this is not the cause of the ice maker not making ice, https://www.partselect.com/Repair/Refrigerator/Not-Making-Ice/. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Jerry
July 8, 2019
Ice maker stopped producing. I pulled icemaker out, it was full of frozen water. Let it melt, put maker back in and it made a tray of ice. Then quit again. Water fill wasn't frozen. Tray dumped when done.
For model number MFI2569YEM0
Hello Jerry, Thank you for the question. We suggest testing the Cycling thermostat, PartSelect Number PS11743313 first. If there is no continuity when tested with a multi meter then it will need to be replaced. If the thermostat is good, you may need to replace the Ice Maker, PartSelect Number: PS11752391. Hope this helps!

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Kathy
March 3, 2018
Is there a cycling thermostat for my model? My icemaker continues to melt ice. The ice maker itself has been replaced. I have pulled all that made ice out and put in store but ice and that melts with the icemaker turned off. My freezer and refrigerator temperatures are all fine it is just the bed itself.
For model number FGHB2866PF9A
Hello Kathy, Thank you for your inquiry. This model has two defrost thermostats, one in the cooling system near the temperature sensor/thermistor and the other in the ice maker assembly near the evaporator kit and defrost heater. You can test this thermostat with a multimeter to see if it has continuity. Also check the flap that seals the chute from the ice dispenser. Sometimes a clump of ice will prevent the flap from closing securely. It’s also possible that the flap is warped, if this is the case it should be replaced. Hope this helps!

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Noe Maldonado
March 11, 2018
My refriger does not make ice and already replace the ice machine, the water filter and it still does not work
For model number GI6FARXXF06
Hi Noe, Thank you for your question. If your ice maker is not making ice and you have already replaced the ice maker and the water filter, you will need to check the cycling thermostat, the water inlet valve and the water tube. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Replacing your Kenmore Refrigerator Cycling thermostat

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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
    • Parts Used:
      WP627985
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    Ice-maker Stopped Working
    No water going into the ice tray. I unplugged the water valve solenoid at the bottom of the refrigerator in the back left corner, checked continuity on both. All showed resistance across the contacts so I believed the water inlet valves were at least not blown. The only other electronic component of the ice maker is the control board with the motor and then the thermostat. I purchased both. Also, make sure you buy the Aluminastic cement. It is the thermal contact point between the face of the thermostat and the ice tray. Expensive as heck, but unfortunately necessary. PartSelect should offer a very small tube for a small cost rather than a huge tube that you will never use for $27. Anyway, I put both the control board and thermostat in and an hour later was making ice again. Total cost was just over $100 for everything including shipping. I must say that PartSelect delivers fast and everything was exactly what I ordered, so the service is excellent and the website is excellent.
    • Mark from Fort Mill, SC
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      W10190935, WP627985, WP4317852
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    Ice maker not initiating harvest cycle (not making ice)
    My troubleshooting narrowed down the problem to either the control assembly or the thermostat, so I bought both just in case. The motor assembly fixed the problem and I didn't need to install the thermostat.

    The main thing I want to tell others who are doing this repair, however, relates to the thermostat. If you do indeed need to replace the thermostat (#PS380941) there is something you will need that is not included with the part or mentioned anywhere on this site. The instructions with the thermostat indicate you need to apply something called "Aluminastic" to the thermostat when installing it. I don't know about you, but that isn't something I have around the house, so be sure to order a tube of it when you get the thermostat so you don't have to take a trip to the store to get it to finish the repair.
    • John from Elgin, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      W10190935, WP627985
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    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
    • Parts Used:
      WP627985
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    No Ice
    Heating element broke and fried the rest of the parts had to take out the bad parts and put in the new ones and it worked. i have fixed this problem three times now.
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    replacing thermostat did not help
    Icecubes came out half-way, and refrooze. I figured out, that the melter does not work (HEATER in the icemaker) Voltage measured 105V no load. Studied the Internet, and folloved an advice: shorted the back wire and the blackwire with white stripes.these go to relay contacts. It seems, that the relay contacts are no good on Infrared receiver boaed. I turn off manually the icemaker, when needed
    • John from Rocky River, OH
    • Difficulty Level:
      Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      More than 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    • Parts Used:
      WP627985
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          Model Cross Reference
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