Whirlpool ice maker not working. Most of us don’t give our ice maker a whole lot of thought until we have no ice to put in our drink.
One thing to remember is that there are so many reasons why your ice maker might not be working properly or could be broken. Things can get confusing sometimes.
But this week’s blog post will discuss the specifics behind what goes on with your ice maker and an overview of some common symptoms, as well as their possible causes, for you to more clearly understand what the issue is.
Whirlpool ice maker not working
Your Whirlpool ice maker is not making ice. The water supply may be insufficient. Check the water filter and replace it if necessary. Check the water inlet valve.
When installing the new filter, either use metal hose clamps or electrical tape to hold the connection securely in place, as plastic hose clamps have been known to break and leak.
If you have a metal tube-in-shell filter, re-tighten hardline connections at both ends if they start leaking with age.
Freezer Temperature Too High
A Whirlpool ice maker won’t make enough ice or will produce misshapen cubes if the freezer temperature is too high and an internal mechanism that controls ice production inside of your freezer isn’t operating freely.
Don’t worry; even though we’re frustrated by these problems, we can fix them by figuring out what went wrong with your condenser coils or evaporator coils.
If the ice still doesn’t form, then you did something mischievous, silly creature that you are.
Water Filter Needs a Replacement
Often, one of the reasons why ice might be getting stuck in your refrigerator or freezer isn’t actually because of the ice maker itself.
Rather, it is because there may be something blocking the flow of water inside.
Sometimes, this can be due to problems with the water filter (such as it being clogged up, or that it isn’t installed correctly) or perhaps even issues with pipes that lead into your appliances,
For example, if there are parts inside your plumbing system that are corroded, this could get in the way of adequate water flow and mean that you reach for an empty glass time after time.
Ice maker component failed
If you’re dealing with a Whirlpool ice maker that won’t produce, it might have something to do with the mechanical motor no longer activating.
This component could malfunction if your ice maker is ejecting ice or water continuously.
If there are other symptoms associated with this failure, it’s important to get in touch with someone who can help you inspect the issue properly by determining what exactly needs replacing.
Temperature Over 10 Degrees F (-12C)
If the freezer temperature is above -12C, the ice maker won’t function at its best. The recommended temperature range for the freezer is -15C to 0C. Anything higher could damage your refrigerator and make it a whole lot less efficient.
If your freezer thermostat isn’t set correctly, clearing it out might solve the issue temporarily until you can get a replacement part for a more permanent solution.
Faulty Door Switch
The door switch must be functioning properly to enable the dispenser. This is because it turns off the water so that the ice will not come out when you have your fridge door open.
To test if the door switch is defective, turn on your multimeter and put the connectors on the two wires.
If one of them has continuity with this switch activated, then you can see if it works or not by simply closing or opening your refrigerator’s door.
If there is no continuity when you close your door, then that is an indicator that something might be wrong with it, and you should replace it soon before losing all of your food.
Defective Control board for ice levels
Some refrigerators use an infrared beam to sense the level of ice in the ice maker. When the ice reaches the maximum fill line, it breaks the infrared beam and triggers a signal on the control board, which then shuts off the power to the ice maker.
A short time after that, if there is still ice left in the bucket, a sensor initiates a new fill cycle which fills up as far as the maximum fill line again.
If a new batch of ice melts, there’s some room left in the bucket; more ice will be made. But if not enough space is left for any more ice to be made – usually this occurs when there has been a really large party or event or something – then no more-ice-will-be-made signals come on, and additional batches won’t be filled even though there might be some room left yet.
Icemaker Mold Thermostat problem
If the ice cubes are not being ejected correctly or if you notice that they are looking small or misshapen, there might be something wrong with your Mold thermostat.
The thermostat monitors the temperature of the mold, which will determine when an ice cube has frozen long enough to be ejected.
If the thermostat is not working properly, it could mean that your cubes are either never being released or are not being released in time, resulting in new cubes being brought into while old ones still remain.
To troubleshoot this problem, check to see if your icemaker’s mold thermostat has continuity. If it does not have continuity, then that is most likely the part causing problems and needs to be replaced.
Water Inlet Valve issue
No matter how many ice cubes a machine can make in a minute, if the water valve is broken, you won’t have any ice.
The water inlet valve is a device that controls the supply of water to both the ice maker and the dispenser of your refrigerator.
If you have no water coming from your machine, be sure to check it. In order for the refrigerator’s water inlet valve to work properly, it needs enough pressure to open and send water throughout all of its conduits.
If you have too little or uneven from the side from a broken meter, a problem with a new fridge, or an unrelated issue completely – be sure to check it out.
Whirlpool ice maker not working