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KRSF505ESS Thinks the ice maker tray isn't resetting.


Mar 11, 2020
oklahoma city, ok
Model Number
1-5 years
The ice maker in my KRSF505ESS only works intermittently. I found the Service and Wiring Sheet and rand through tests 44, 45, 47 and 48.
When I run 44 to tell it to "harvest" the tray turns upside down as expected. However it will often display code 23 with the 3 indicating "Switch faulty or motor (Time out = 20 seconds)"
it does this even though the ice tray does flip over just fine.
Then when I run test 45, most times it will keep flashing code 01 even though the ice tray does return to the "home position" just fine. Since it stays flashing 01, I can not initiate the water fill test.
Every once in a while it will work fine but most times it doesn't.
So I purchased a new icemaker from Appliance Parts Pros and installed it and it still does exactly the same thing.
I have looked at the wiring diagram and I can't see kind of limit switch that tells the fridge that the ice tray is where it is supposed to be. And the ice tray is moving as it should, so why does it "think" it's not where it should be?

Any Ideas?

Chris W


Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Aug 24, 2004
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi Chris,

Look here at his first post, he says basically the same thing as you:
He found 3 wires broken causing this problem.

Lets check for the easiest problem that it can be first, lots of members have found frayed and broken wires causing the ice maker problem. Remove your bottom kickplate grille, Remove the black wire harness loom too, broken wires can be underneath it.

Another member was having a similar problem here: FIXED: GSF26C4EXY02 Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker Problem Look at his post #6 he found frayed and broken wires underneath the freezer door, remove your kickplate and check for that first.

Here's another one with the same thing about the frayed and broken wires: FIXED: 106.51173310 Kenmore elite ice maker not working - no led light

Here's another: FIXED: Whirlpool WSF26C2EXF01 Door Icemaker Not Working

Let us know what you find.