The ice maker on your Whirlpool refrigerator quits working, it could be both stressful and inconvenient. Luckily, this sort of problem can usually be repaired fairly fast.
To begin with, we recommend inspecting your appliance for any observable problems in addition to ensuring there aren’t any difficulties with your own water or electricity source. Bear in mind, that our Whirlpool refrigerator repair pros can be found through the Greater Vancouver Areas and we’re only a phone call away.
If your freezer is warmer than it ought to be, you should check the condenser coils and make sure they are clean. Debris can make it difficult for the freezer to discharge heat and this causes heat to build up inside instead. If there’s freeze, the defrost method could be faulty.
The water heater valve is electrically-controlled. When it is faulty or if there’s not sufficient pressure, the water won’t flow through and this may indicate your ice maker can’t make ice.
There should be at least 20 psi (water pressure) with this valve to work. If this is true, then the energy supply into the valve could be the reason. If that is not the case either, you may need a new water heater valve.
The ice maker assembly is made up of several smaller parts. However, many of these parts aren’t sold separately which means that you may need to replace the entire ice maker assembly. Before you do, however, make sure this is really the issue.
The motor of your ice maker module is responsible for cycling the ice ejector arms or turning the tray to eject the ice. The thermostat detects the temperature and, when it reaches around 15 degrees Fahrenheit, it activates the release of the cubes and the refill of this tray.
Assess if your on/off change is in the on position or check that the bail arm is at the down position. It’s also wise to check for any ice that may have become stuck in the ejector blades. A tech can diagnose other module issues best.
When you start the fridge, the door switch informs the water dispenser to turn off. Whether this switch fails, then it won’t turn the dispenser back on when the door is closed. Replace this change and the problem will be solved.
If the water filter on your fridge is clogged, it may stop the ice maker from working correctly. Replace your filter in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions to avoid this from happening and to guarantee best water quality.
This thermostat monitors the temperature of the ice tray. If the thermostat is faulty, then your ice maker will no longer produce ice. This is a mistake best diagnosed with an expert.
If your ice maker switch is turned on but your refrigerator isn’t producing ice, it could be that the change is faulty. The change ought to be tested and, if faulty, replaced.
There are several potential causes for ice not ejecting. Primarily, check inside your freezer to ensure that nothing is obstructing the management arm of your ice maker. Second, it might be due to a faulty engine, gearbox or another electric link. You may try manually removing the ice in the tray. Make sure you unplug your fridge before you do this and track the ice maker once you flip it back on. If this doesn’t address the issue, call a technician for a thorough diagnosis.
Parts like the ice maker in your Whirlpool fridge can be particularly complex and delicate. When you need urgent repairs in the Greater Vancouver Area, call Solution Appliance Repair at (604) 256 3569
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