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rw520app  
#1 Posted : Monday, March 9, 2009 7:26:56 AM(UTC)
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I have a Whirlpool GS5SHGXLT00 refrigerator. It will not dispense ice. It makes ice properly and dispenses water. Is there a way I can determine if the problem is in the in-door mechanism or in the ice maker itself? It started as an intermittent problem, and now it will not activate the dispenser.
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Gene  
#2 Posted : Monday, March 9, 2009 5:31:43 PM(UTC)
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Does the ice door opens when you push the lever? Does it make any noise?

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kraftylade  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2009 5:49:24 AM(UTC)
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I have the same problem. Mine makes a noise like it wants to dispense, but doesn't.
Gene  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2009 1:53:57 PM(UTC)
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Can you be more specific on the problem? The complete model number of the refrigerator might help too.

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kraftylade  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:02:09 PM(UTC)
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Thank you. It's a Kenmore Coldspot- model # 106-50594000. The ice maker makes ice but it does not dispense. It sounds like it's going to when you push the button, then doesn't.
Gene  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2009 2:57:19 PM(UTC)
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Remove the ice bin and push the ice cubes release lever for both cubed and crashed ice. Post the results.

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kraftylade  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2009 3:55:51 PM(UTC)
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With the tray removed, the opening is spinning. There appears to be no gear drive. We bought this used a few weeks ago. We don't know what piece is missing or what it looks like to order it, if it's possible.
Gene  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, March 10, 2009 4:26:41 PM(UTC)
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You have to have a simple multimeter to proceed with the troubleshooting.

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rw520app  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, March 11, 2009 4:15:40 AM(UTC)
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Yes, the ice door opens and closes. The dispenser does not activate.
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, March 11, 2009 2:13:44 PM(UTC)
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rw520app,

You have to have a simple multimeter with ability to measure voltage and resistance in order to proceed further.

Let us know when you ready.

Gene.
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