Ice Maker Not Making Ice / Whirlpool / What To Test and How To Repair

Ice Maker Not Making Ice / Whirlpool Most common problem / What To Check and How To Fix. Is your Whirlpool Ice Maker broken and not making ice?


  1. Honest Lee is simply awesome! I had a tenant research this for me and fix the problem before contacting an appliance technician. Saved us both a few hundred! Thanks Honest Lee!!!

  2. Thank you for the instructions. I replaced mine without looking at any instruction on-line. After I put it in, there was no water. I was so worry until I saw that you said I may have to wait 24 hours. I was prepared to buy ice cube tray from Walmart.

  3. Excellent video – but whoever is making these ice makers should be fired. As an EE, this smells to me like a method of selling more ice makers. The way the spring connectors are on the back of the inside cover (2:10) tells me that this one connector handles the highest current in all of those connections. The fact that it consistently fails is shameful to Whirlpool. I just cleaned up my contact and post, we'll see if it starts working again. Just crappy engineering.

  4. Well I took out the bucket and poured some hot water on the cubes and slowly it started to push them out. But once it was done the water came on and filled it up again. Sounds like it's still the heater though.

  5. Ice maker just stopped working. This is the first clip i found. Great info. Thanks for posting.

  6. Huge kudos very detailed instructions , answered all my questions before I even asked them!

  7. Thanks so much, I watched your video this morning, I went to Lowe's,I bought the kit, I installed it, after 2 hours I got ice . Thanks so much, really appreciate U sir.

  8. useful info , good job Bro.

  9. i installed mine and it made 3 cubes, now the water freezes before it gets to the ice maker. looks like a frozen waterfall. idkkkk!

  10. You freeze your bananas?

  11. Thank you Thank you Thank you!! We got the replacement part off of amazon and just finished installing it. No water was coming out so I logged back into find out why…. it must be the 10 degrees fahrenheit that I have to wait for. I will be patient and see what happens then.

  12. Great video. One question. You used the same test/result to diagnose the bad unit as you did to confirm the new one was good. (Short V and L to make water flow) how can this diagnose a bad unit AND confirm a good unit?

  13. Extremely helpful video, Thank you so much.

  14. Excellent!
    Easy to follow and concise. Thank you!

  15. Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how do you test the unit if it’s still in the freezer?

  16. Ive been searching a solution for my ice maker FOREVER! Thank you fir this troubleshooting! FINALLY found the actual problem by finding your video!!!!

  17. Do you have to shut the water off before replacing the icemaker unit??

  18. Thanks soooo much. This video and amazon link fixed my ice maker without a service call and their up charged expensive replacement part.

  19. What are the black bananas for? Banana bread?

  20. Anyone knows which cables to check for power? It seems the ice maker doesn't get power at all.

  21. What kind of dumb ass doesn't show it working?? Stupid mf.

  22. So here's my story so far. Just recently bought our fridge ( top fridge with freezer on bottom ) the ice stopped working. Watched your video used paper clip on the v n l, didn't hear water, actually nothing happened then closed drawer and heard a few ice drop and the water run. Will update in a day or so.

  23. Thanks for the info. I'd forgotten there was a heat coil under there. Now I know why I burned myself.

  24. Very helpful video. The only thing I would do differently, is use an insulated jumper, not a paper clip. Thanks.

  25. All these dudes who thinking freezing bananas is weird… Stop jerking off and get a wife

  26. that was EXACTLY my problem. Ordered one from Amazon. It came with 2 wiring harnesses. I removed the old harness, installed the new, and presto! I had ice in an hour. Thank you. (it was the burnt out heating post that was the problem, i bought this Whirlpool new, 5 years ago.) Thanks again

  27. I love it, I'm very familiar and
    Confortable to replace it.
    Thanks, and have a great day!!!

  28. Never seen anyone freeze banana’s before. Great video! Will definitely try the steps you provided. Thanks

  29. Thank you! I am real estate agent and was able to save my buyer a lot of money by fixing it myself after watching your video.

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