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FIXED GI6SARXXF06 Whirlpool Refrigerator - ice maker not getting water. Water dispenser works fine.

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doc8404

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GI6SARXXF06 model, purchased in 2013. This is my mother in law's an hour a way.

Water dispenser works fine. Ice maker not getting water.

Primary water inlet valve W10498990 has 260 ohms.

Secondary water inlet valve W10312696,
top solenoid which feeds the ice maker has 190 ohms
bottom solenoid which feeds the water has 260 ohms

Looking back on it, i should've swapped the lines and connectors to see if it fixed it. Also should've plugged her back in and checked for voltage.

Are these readings in line with the tech sheet (which i can't find)?

Freezer setting at 0*F.

is it time for 10882923, ice maker assembly?
 

Jake

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Hi,

The problem is likely the ice maker itself, I've already replaced two of these same ice maker kits for the no water issue in Parker, Arizona, and it fixed them both, then I had one in Blythe, CA. and it fixed that one too for the NO WATER issue.:)

You have to replace the wiring that comes with it as well, the instructions tell you how to do it.

You can also Force cycle the ice maker and measure the voltage at the water valve solenoid at the end of the harvest cycle. If your meter indicates 120 VAC for about 7 seconds, replace the water valve. If your meter indicates less than 100 VAC replace the ice maker.

Just remove the electrical connector from the ice maker solenoid side of the water inlet valve, then put your meter probes in that electrical connector, then cycle the ice maker and watch the meter to see if you get 120 volts towards the end of the ice maker cycle.

This video shows you how to access the water inlet valve inside the refrigerator section:
The smaller water line tube goes to the ice maker. So the ice maker side solenoid is the YELLOW one, put your meter probes in the electrical connector that goes to the YELLOW solenoid.

I was only getting 48 volts to the ice maker side of the water inlet valve solenoid when I cycled the ice maker. I ordered this exact same ice maker kit FOR ALL THREE of my service calls and it fixed them all.:)

Here's the ice maker kit for your model you can order:
W10882923 Icemaker


Jake
 

doc8404

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Installed. Time will tell. Isn’t making any noise. Can’t hear it filling with water. But the fridge has been open for some time so I know it has to cool down.

cross your fingers.
I still don’t understand the difference of ohms readings.
 

Jake

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Excellent, glad the new ice maker kit fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 

Mbordelon

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Jake, first of all thanks for the great advice in this thread. I ordered both the ice maker kit and the inlet valve just to be safe. The video for replacing the inlet valve is very helpful. But, i don't see a video for replacing the ice maker. Any idea where i can find one?
 

Jake

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Here you go:


Let us know how it goes.:)

Jake
 

Mbordelon

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Thanks! , got the ice maker and the inlet valve replaced. Took a little longer because the replacement had a piece broken off of it. Not sure what it's called but, in your pic above, it's the long white plastic piece that has what looks like teeth point upwards. I managed to salvage the one off of the old ice maker and move it to the new one. Altogether took about 90 minutes. But, this morning woke up to a full tray of ice.
 

Jake

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Excellent, glad to hear the new ice maker and water inlet valve fixed it.(y)

Took a little longer because the replacement had a piece broken off of it. Not sure what it's called but, in your pic above, it's the long white plastic piece that has what looks like teeth point upwards
That's called the ejector arm.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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