Discuss

Icemaker Repair - Plug Problem

 in

Refrigerator & Freezer Repair

. "

The icemaker on my 2004 Whirlpool side-by-side has died. The water dispenses and the ice freezes, but it does not

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Refrigerator & Freezer Repair » Icemaker Repair - Plug Problem

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2013, 08:24 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
Kabuki is on a distinguished road
Default Icemaker Repair - Plug Problem
Model Number: ED5FHEXNS00   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


The icemaker on my 2004 Whirlpool side-by-side has died. The water dispenses and the ice freezes, but it does not dump the ice. I understand that the motor has died. I decided to replace the entire icemaker unit due to its age, but I am having problems reaching the power plug which is hidden under an oval rubber gasket on the side wall of the freezer. I have tried everything to release the gasket in order to get to the plug and I can't do it! I do not want to buy a replacement icemaker unless I know I can get to the power plug. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get to the icemaker plug in my freezer? Thank you!


Related Models
Whirlpool ED5FHEXNS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXNS01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXNS02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXNT00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXNT01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXNT02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSB00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSB02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSB03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSL00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSL02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSL03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSQ02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSQ03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSS02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXSS03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXST00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXST02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXST03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTB00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTB01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTL00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTL01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTQ01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTS01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTT00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXTT01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVB00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVB01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVL00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVL01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVQ01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVS01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVS02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVS04 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVT00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHEXVT01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKB00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKB02 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKB03 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKB04 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKB05 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKQ00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKQ01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKQ02 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKQ03 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKQ04 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKQ05 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKT00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKT01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKT02 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKT03 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKT04 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXKT05 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXNQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXNQ01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXNQ02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXSB00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FHGXSQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FTGXKQ00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FTGXKQ01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FTGXKQ02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FTGXKT00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FTGXKT01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FTGXKT02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVAXWL00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVAXWL01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVEXSS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXSS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXSS01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXSS02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXSS03 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXSS04 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXVS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXVS01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS05 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS06 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS07 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5FVGXWS08 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXMNT00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNB00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNB01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNL00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNL01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNL02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNQ01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNT00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHEXNT01 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHGXMB00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHGXMQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GHGXMT00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GNDXWD00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTFXKQ00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTFXKQ01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTFXKQ02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTFXKT00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTFXKT01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTFXKT02 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNB12 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNB13 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNB14 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNQ10 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNQ11 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNQ12 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNQ13 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTGXNQ14 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTNXMQ00 REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTQXKQ00 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool ED5GTQXKQ01 SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Icemaker Plug.jpg (3.7 KB, 14 views)

Last edited by Kabuki : 04-19-2013 at 08:33 AM.
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2013, 09:32 AM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,018
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuki View Post
The icemaker on my 2004 Whirlpool side-by-side has died. The water dispenses and the ice freezes, but it does not dump the ice. I understand that the motor has died. I decided to replace the entire icemaker unit due to its age, but I am having problems reaching the power plug which is hidden under an oval rubber gasket on the side wall of the freezer. I have tried everything to release the gasket in order to get to the plug and I can't do it! I do not want to buy a replacement icemaker unless I know I can get to the power plug. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to get to the icemaker plug in my freezer? Thank you!
Kabuki, You're going too far. The oval grommet and wires, in the side wall of the freezer compartment do not need to be removed. Once you loosen the two top retainer screws, and remove the lower retainer screw, and dismount the ice maker, you can turn the assembly clockwise, so you can access the wire harness plug, in the front of the ice maker and carefully "unlock" the retainer clip and slide the harness connector out of the module. Reverse the procedure to install the replacement part. Just remember to unplug the power cord, or remove power to the refrigerator first.

Part number: AP2984633

Part number: AP2984633
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2013, 10:12 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
Kabuki is on a distinguished road
Default

Joe,

Thank you! OK, I have now disconnected the entire icemaker unit. The only visible plug was connected to the motor module on the unit. I now have a bundle of wires and the connector piece hanging from the side wall of my freezer. Can I leave it all disconnected until my new part arrives? Now for another question: Should I replace the entire unit or just the motor module? I was leaning toward replacing the entire unit since it's almost 10 years old, but curious what you're opinion is. Like I wrote, the water dispenses and the ice freezes, but it never dumps the ice. When I did a test of the T&H holes using an insulated wire, nothing happened, indicating that the motor is bad. Now--replace motor or replace entire unit? Thank you so much for your prompt response!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2013, 01:06 PM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,018
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuki View Post
Joe,

Thank you! OK, I have now disconnected the entire icemaker unit. The only visible plug was connected to the motor module on the unit. I now have a bundle of wires and the connector piece hanging from the side wall of my freezer. Can I leave it all disconnected until my new part arrives? Now for another question: Should I replace the entire unit or just the motor module? I was leaning toward replacing the entire unit since it's almost 10 years old, but curious what you're opinion is. Like I wrote, the water dispenses and the ice freezes, but it never dumps the ice. When I did a test of the T&H holes using an insulated wire, nothing happened, indicating that the motor is bad. Now--replace motor or replace entire unit? Thank you so much for your prompt response!
Kabuki, Yes, you can leave the harness as is, you may want to tape off the connector, or wrap it in a "baggie" to keep moisture and ice from develpping in the connector, and reduce the possibility of a short or safety hazard.

The most economical repair is to replace the "module"

Part number: AP4359694

Part number: AP4359694


It can be "tricky" but very do able. The other option is the ice maker complete

Part number: AP2984633

Part number: AP2984633


But you'll have a few extra harnesses you won't need, but you should decide based on your experience and confidence.
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2013, 06:42 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
Kabuki is on a distinguished road
Default

Thank you, Joe!

Per your instructions, I have bagged up the end of my plug and placed my order for a complete replacement icemaker unit. Inspecting the ice tray, the finish started to corrode, so I figured I might as well go for an entirely new unit. Thank you for your help!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-22-2013, 07:07 AM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,018
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuki View Post
Thank you, Joe!

Per your instructions, I have bagged up the end of my plug and placed my order for a complete replacement icemaker unit. Inspecting the ice tray, the finish started to corrode, so I figured I might as well go for an entirely new unit. Thank you for your help!
Kabuki, Great !! You should be up and running and making ice in a few days. Let us know how things went. Remeber, to "dump" the first few batches of ice cubes, and wash out the ice bin, that's standard operation when servicing the system.
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-26-2013, 03:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
Kabuki is on a distinguished road
Default

Joe,

Just a note to thank you for your help. The icemaker arrived within a couple of days of ordering it from appliancepartspros.com. I installed it in less than 5 minutes. So easy to DIY. My ice bin is now full of freshly made ice. Thank you again!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-26-2013, 03:45 PM
Joe / APP Team's Avatar
Senior Expert
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,018
Joe / APP Team is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kabuki View Post
Joe,

Just a note to thank you for your help. The icemaker arrived within a couple of days of ordering it from appliancepartspros.com. I installed it in less than 5 minutes. So easy to DIY. My ice bin is now full of freshly made ice. Thank you again!
Kabuki,

You're Very Welcome !!

Thanks for the update, we appreciate it.
__________________
Thanks for allowing AppliancePartsPros.com to assist you,

Joe M. APP TEAM



Find Appliance Parts at AppliancePartsPros.com - Largest inventory in the U.S. with 91% of all in-stock orders delivered within 2 business days. Thousands of photos and diagrams make it very easy to find the right part. Enter your appliance model here.
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oven plug repair mommy27278 Oven Repair (including Ranges and Cooktops) 3 05-02-2012 07:04 AM
Icemaker repair scarf Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 0 07-21-2011 03:47 PM
icemaker repair TBrinduse Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 1 10-21-2010 05:42 AM
Convert Kitchen Aid Dryer from 3 Prong Plug to 4 Prong Plug edd225 Dryer Repair 2 04-16-2009 07:59 PM
icemaker repair firewalker99 Refrigerator & Freezer Repair 2 12-02-2008 04:27 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:30 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17