ED5LTAXVL01 Whirlpool Ice maker quit

tranger2

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Location
oklahoma
Model Number
ED5LTAXVL01
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
Ice maker quit. When you open the door, no red light at all. If you push and hold in the left side lever, no light. If you push the door lever across the top to simulate the door is closed, the red light blinks about once a second or a little quicker.

I unplugged the whole fridge and plugged it back in.
I am able to obtain water from the outside of the door.
There is ice currently frozen in the tray.
I have changed out parts of the ice maker in the past. I know I replaced the tray as a lot of gray crap was flaking off. I might have replaced a sensor. This fridge was made in 2009.
 

Jake

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Hi,

When your looking at the ice maker from the front, what position is the ejector arm fingers are pointing? At you? Slightly above you? Pointing Down in the ice maker tray? Pointing directly UP?

Normal would be pointing at you or slightly above you.

Here's the ice maker for your model, see how the ejector arm fingers should be pointing right at you?
Ice Maker Assembly 2198597


Jake
 

Jake

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Ok, then that indicates your optics are not working properly.

Here's the test we always go by:

Step#1: Open the freezer and view the status LED

(STATUS LED)

2 BLINKS FOLLOWED BY 1 SEC. DELAY(REPEATED)

POSSIBLE CAUSES: The flapper door on the emitter is blocking the beam or the optics are faulty.


Step#2: Press the emitter flapper to unblock the optics beam

(STATUS LED)

2 BLINKS FOLLOWED BY 1 SEC. DELAY(REPEATED)

POSSIBLE CAUSES: The optics are faulty. Replace the emitter and receiver boards.

If the LED is ON steady: The optics are working properly.

Here are the optics boards you can order, they come together in 1 kit with instructions and video:
W10757851 Cntrl-Elec


Jake
 
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