I have a Whirlpool ice maker that doesn't make ice, yet there is water going to the system. Can this be fixed or is replacement the only cure?
By Gene from Charlotte, NC
Turn off the power. Remove the tubing inside the freezer and defrost, as the water has frozen inside the tubing. There are usually two of them. Make sure you remember how you removed them. If you can't push the ice out, run them under hot water, or use the hair dryer. Replace them, and your ice maker should now make ice cubes. Good luck. (03/22/2010)
Just a guess, but perhaps water deposits are clogging the tube? (03/23/2010)
When this happened to my Whirlpool side by side refrigerator it was repaired. There appeared to be a valve that needed to be replaced. It took less than 10 minutes for the repairman to make the repair and cost around $75.00. If it happens again, I'm gonna look up an appliance repair website and try to do it myself. Of course, make sure that the arm is down in the ice cube bin so that ice cubes are being made before you call anyone. (03/25/2010)
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