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Ice maker

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The ice maker in our freezer quite making ice the other day. There is a infered sensor the shuts it off you open the door or the ice bucket is full which I suspect isnt working. There is a red light below the infered sensor that blinks all the time. Is that light supose to blink when the sensor is working or not?

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I.m guessing you have either a Whirlpool or KitcheAide Ref. with the laser optics. Usually it's not the optics that go bad. It usually 1 of 2 things:

1. Black supply tube for ice maker in freezer freezes up, usually because filter needs to be changed and water flow is too slow.

2. The ice maker itself goes bad.

I would start by checking that supply tube and seeing if it is frozen, if so, unfreeze with hair dryer is the easiest way to do it. If that's not the case, probably has bad ice maker.

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Yes it is a Whirlpool. I think it gets water because the little trays where it makes ice are full and frozen.. I just wont eject them into the container on the door.

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I have had the same issue with my freezer/fridge. The water filter in the refridge frezzes up. Then the ice maker cannot get water. I had a bad board for the unit and they had to put a new one in the fridge. One can raise the temp in the fridge to a bit warmer so the water flows to the ice maker.

Put a thermometer if the fridge and see what the temp is by the water filter and also each self.

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Odds are your ice maker is bad. Probably just have to replace the whole I/M.

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I found some more diagnostic info on the web and according to that both the infered sensor and the ice maker are bad. I have a hard time beliving both went bad at the same time. The sensor is $65 and the ice maker is $85. Not sure what im going to do with it. Might just buy a new one and be done with it!

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I would just get the I/M. I've repaired lots of those units and it's usually just the I/M. When you replace I/M, unplug the fridge for a couple minutes and the optics boards will reset, they are just little computer boards. I'd be very surprised if both things were wrong.

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those optics can be a pain and do need to be allowed to reset before you can be certain they are bad

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