Part Location Diagram of WPW10548509 Whirlpool Temperature Sensor
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Temperature Sensor WPW10548509

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PartSelect Number PS11756166
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10548509
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Temperature Sensor Specifications

This is a temperature sensor. It may also be known as an ice maker sensor and is used in conjunction with your ice machine. This piece is roughly 3.5 inches long, almost 2.5 inches wide, and includes the necessary wiring connector. You will find this part located in the water pump area of the ice cube maker. The function of this part is to determine the water level within the water reservoir. Once the water level reaches a certain point, the sensor will signal the controls to fill the reservoir.
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Troubleshooting
This part works with the following products:
Ice Maker.
This part works with the following products:
KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Kenmore, Jenn-Air.
Part# WPW10548509 replaces these:
AP6022829, 2313643, W10548509
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only a partial refill of water bucket (would then run dry and make pump noise)
my sensor was stuck because of age, so I had to remove the water bucket to pry it out. It is easy to see what you have to remove to get to it. I used the mirror and rachet, extensions, 1/4 socket to remove screws. Tips - Remove the plastic door-inner to help working inside the bin. Also plug the drain because you will drop screws. Magnet sockets don't work on stainless steel. Later I found it is much easier to work inside the bin by pulling the entire unit out (shut off water and power, remove lower panel and disconnect drain tube). It sounds hard, but actually is easy. REMOVE THE TOP (4 screws). it stays connected because of wiring, but it allows full access and makes all kinds of repairs easy, especially pump replacement and even the circuit board behind the front panel buttons if you ever get to that point.

BTW Partselect is awesome, I have used a number of times for ice maker and dishwasher. My next project is the washing machine! Always the right part shipped very quickly.
  • Thomas from HEBER SPRINGS, AR
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Sensor quit working
Removed and replaced sensor
  • Floyd from VIAN, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Ice maker would not make ice. I went through diagnostics and it showed the level sensor was not working. Water would continue filling the reservoir and not shut off to start making ice.
Took off several plastic covers to gain better accessibility to the sensor. Had to pull out the whole support piece to get at the part. Took out the old sensor, cleaned the unit as best as possible, then installed the replacement. Turned on the power to the unit and reinstalled all the parts I took out for better viewing and accessibility. Started up the unit and it is slowly building ice, which I will remove and dispose of to start getting clean ice.
  • William from LANDRUM, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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One of the circulation pumps was going bad and making a loud noise.
I replaced the two pumps, since both were the same design...figuring if one went bad then the other would soon go bad...and then I also replace the water level sensor. All had quick connect plugs. The time is just taking apart the various pieces, cleaning, installing the new pumps and sensor, then reassembling.
Other Parts Used:
PUMP Temperature Sensor PUMP
  • Ken from Huntsville, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Bryan
December 29, 2017
How do you remove this part? It does not simply lift out.
For model number KUIS15NRTB2
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Hello Bryan, Thanks for your question. This part is located in the water pump area of the ice cube maker. You will need a 1/4" nut driver to remove it, and you may need to remove the metal bracket holding in the wire harness. I hope this helps.

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Phillip
February 12, 2018
If this can be tested how would you do it?
For model number GI15NDXXQ1
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Hi Phillip, Thank you for your question. The sensor can be tested with an multimeter. Before testing the sensor with a multimeter, let it warm up to room temperature. It should read 6.2K Ohms at room temperature. If the readings are far off from what you are getting, then the sensor needs to be replaced. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Thomas
April 2, 2018
You said to read 6.2k ohms, i am reading 10.2k ohms. Is this 10.2k ohms an indication of a faulty sensor. Thanks
For model number W10548509
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Hello Thomas, thank you for your question. It should read 6.2K Ohms at room temperature. If the readings are far off from what you are getting, then the sensor needs to be replaced. Since your reading is 10.2k Ohms, I would say the sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced. I hope this helps!

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Jim R. Reid
February 26, 2019
Solinoid won’t shut off. Runs continually. Overfills resivoir. Drain pumps kicks on and drains excess water. Cycle repeats continuously without shutting off. Unit is fairly dirty from mineral build-up. Thank you for taking time for help.
For model number 106.89589702.
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Hello Jim, Thank you for contacting us. I suggest checking the following part: PS1484571 Water Pump Assembly. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, we have videos available to assist you.

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