Whirlpool WRS571CIDM01 ice maker trouble

Brokenfridge

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My fridge- Whirlpool model #WRS571CIDM01 has been having trouble with the wiring to the ice maker. The ice maker stopped working a few months ago- found a broken yellow wire where the freezer bottom door hinge is. After fixing it, the ice maker went back to working. The repaired wire then rebroke a month later, fixed it again and the ice maker started working again. The ice maker stopped working again a few weeks ago- I replaced the broken wire again just in case it was the culprit but it still hasn’t regained function. I suspect there’s another broken wire in the door hinge that I can’t easily visualize.
People in previous posts have discussed testing the voltage on the main control panel to figure out if any wires are broken- would someone be able to explain how to go about that?

Thanks in advance.
 

rickgburton

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Unit must not be in Lockout

Press SW1 and SW2 simultaneously for 3 seconds.

Release both buttons when you hear the CHIME indicator.

The display will show 01 to indicate the control is in Test 1 of the diagnostics routine.

Each test must be manually advanced. Press SW5 to move to the next test in the sequence. Press SW4 to back up in the sequence to the previous test.

To exit Service Diagnostics: Press SW1 and SW2 simultaneously for 3 seconds, disconnect the product from power or wait 20 minutes.

Following the exit of the diagnostic mode, the controls will then resume normal operation.

Each test is displayed in the two digits of the dispenser user interface display.

The test results are displayed in the two digits on dispenser user interface display 2 seconds after the test number is displayed.

An amber order filter light will be shown to designate that the test number is being displayed

A red replace filter light will be shown to designate that the status of the test is being displayed.

Run the following test:

Test #44 - Sanko Ice Maker Harvesting Test

Before starting a harvest cycle access the main control board and locate connector P7.

Press SW3 to start a harvest cycle (make sure the ice bucket is empty). The system should not come out of this test until the harvest cycle is complete.

Digit 1:
1
= Harvest cycle is on
2= harvest cycle is off

Digit 2:
Blank= until it gets a valid reading
1= Ice bucket full detected
2= Ice bucket not full
3= Switch or Motor faulty

When the harvest cycle starts you can check for 14 VDC across P7-3 to P7-4 and P7-5 to P7-6
 
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ColoradoBic

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Broken wires seem common on models similar to yours: Check out this thread:
 

Brokenfridge

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Thanks! What I’m trying to figure out is how exactly to test the voltage on the receiving board- ex: test P-7, etc. Everyone mentions testing the voltage I’m just not sure how to do it
 

rickgburton

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