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GB2FHDXWQ01 Whirlpool Refrigerator - Freezer ice machine pump constantly runs but arm is broke

AirForceOne

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Location
SE PA, USA
Model Number
GB2FHDXWQ01
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
I am having an issue with 12 year old Whirlpool refrigerator (w/bottom freezer) - Model #GB2FHDXWQ01. The ice maker on it was never connected. And the freezer arm (used to shut on/off the ice being dropped into the ice tray) was always to the OFF position. This arm, however was broken a few weeks ago and now I hear the freezer ice maker engine kick in ever so often. Does anyone know if there's a way to turn off the ice making ability (so the pump will stop kicking on) given that the arm is now broke? Thanks for any suggestions.

V/r

Joe
 

Dan O.

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Location
Ontario, Canada
Does anyone know if there's a way to turn off the ice making ability (so the [water valve] will stop kicking on) given that the arm is now broke?

There are several options: Fix the arm, just unplug the icemaker and/or totally remove the icemaker and gain 2 cu.ft more space in the freezer.

You can see a video of unplugging its cable at the following link. It may not be exact to your model but will hopefully give you an idea how to go about it.

This link is pertinent to your message. It is supplied by this message author.

LINK > Icemaker Wiring Harness
(w/repair video)


Dan O.
 
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