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GS5SHAXNL00 Whirlpool Refrigerator icemaker not harvesting

jdoty

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Joined
Aug 31, 2005
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Location
Texas
Model Number
GS5SHAXNL00
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
I noticed the bin was empty, raised the icemaker white flap and there was a cube stuck in the fingers. Removed the cube, ice tray full of ice, but icemaker is not harvesting. Red LED is on solid when door is closed.
Is there a way to cycle the icemaker without using a jumper wire? I ask because the control module test holes are unreachable without physically removing the icemaker.
 

rickgburton

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.... Is there a way to cycle the icemaker without using a jumper wire?
No, remove the ice maker. Tape the flapper back so you don't block the beam between the emitter and receiver and check for 120 VAC across holes "L" and "N"
R-Ice Maker Module No Cover.jpg

If the voltage is correct, use a short piece of insulated wire and short holes "T and "H".
R-IM T H.jpg

As soon as the harvest cycle starts, remove the wire. Remove the tape holding the flapper and the beam will be blocked. Finish reinstalling the ice maker then close the door.
 
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