Whirlpool refrigerator ice maker problems: The ice maker on my Whirlpool refrigerator is not working. What causes the ice maker to stop making ice? To fix, repair, or replace your Whirlpool ice maker use this troubleshooting guide to understand common ice maker issues.
Here is how to troubleshoot your Whirlpool ice maker:
1. Is the ice maker switched OFF?
2. Has the water filter been changed?
3. Is the ice maker blocked with ice?
4. Has the water system been fully flushed after replacing the water filter?
5. Have you checked the water supply line?
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Is the ice maker switched OFF?
Make sure the ice maker is turned ON. Some ice maker models have a small ON/OFF switch located on the ice maker. It may have been accidentally turned OFF. Confirm the switch is in the ON position. If the ice maker still does not work, please keep reading below.
Has the water filter been changed?
Have you recently changed the water filter? If the refrigerator water filter was installed wrong, the ice maker will not produce ice cubes. If you have replaced the water filter lately, please check to be sure it is installed and connected properly. (HINT – A common issue is the rubber seal in between the water filter and the filter housing is not seated correctly) A refrigerator water filter that has been installed in the refrigerator longer than 6 months may be clogged and causing the ice maker problems. Remove and replace the old water filter and install a new one. Once the new water filter is installed, give the refrigerator/freezer multiple hours to begin making ice. If the ice maker still does not work, please keep reading below.
Is the ice maker blocked with ice?
If ice builds up within the ice maker it can jam up and not produce ice. Check the ejector arm on the ice maker. The ejector arm can be blocked with ice and not allow ice to be produced or dropped. If you find any ice buildup, remove the ice that is causing the problem. Check the ice maker for any other ice blockages and remove all ice to allow for proper ice production. If the ice maker still does not work, please keep reading below.
Has the water system been fully flushed after replacing the water filter?
When a new water filter is installed, the water lines need to be flushed. Air can be trapped in the lines and cause the “no ice” issue. Air in the water lines can also cause dripping water from the dispenser and smaller or hollow ice cubes.
Here is how to flush refrigerator water lines: To flush the water lines on your refrigerator after replacing the water filter, simply dispense water from the water dispenser for 5 seconds. Wait for 5 seconds, and repeat this for a few minutes. This will remove the air from the water system and will give the ice maker water to produce ice cubes. If the ice maker still does not work, please keep reading below.
Have you checked the water supply line?
The water supply line supplies water to your refrigerator water and ice dispenser. Ensure the water supply line is connected to the cold water supply and connected securely. Be sure the water shutoff valve is open. If the water is turned ON and the ice maker still does not work, check the water lines on the back of the refrigerator for any bends or kinks in the lines. Straighten the water lines out if you find any kinks. If the water lines are damaged, replace them to avoid leaks.
HINT – When sliding the refrigerator back into place, be sure you do not bend or kink the water line as this will cause the ice maker to not receive water. If the ice maker still does not work, you may need to replace the ice maker. See below for your Whirlpool ice maker…
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