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GI6SARXXF06 NOT MAKING ICE

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GI6SARXXF06 NOT MAKING ICE
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

Hello from Just Answer and the Appliance Category
My name is Woody.
I will be glad to assist you today.
I have been servicing ALL Major Brands of Appliances for 36 Years, I own my own Appliance repair Company
And I teach appliance repair at a local Community College.
I have over 100,000 plus in home repairs and over 80,000 internet repairs under my belt.
You will be paying me for my ANSWER to your Appliance Question,, Not for the repair of your appliance hence the name of this site Just Answer.
I will do my best to take the information that you provide to me and make a Diagnosis for you to be able to repair your own Appliance.

Ok if you have replaced the fan motor and it is still doing the same thing !! we will assume it is not the fan itself.

Do you have a Volt-Ohm meter and know how to use it ?

To be able to test for voltage to the fan when it stops running?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I REPLACED WITH NEW FAN MOTOR AND IT TURNS ON FOR A SECOND OR SO AND THEN TURNS OFF
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
SORRY I CANT PAY 24.00 FOR A CALL
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

I did not send you the phone request that was the Site prompt.

Do you have a meter to be able to test voltage to the fan motor?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

we need to be able to say that the reason it is turning off is because it no longer has voltage going to it.

I`m about 80% sure what the issue is but would like to be 100% sure first.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok-- what makes it shut off
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

The main control board is what gives power to the icemaker fan .

if it is loosing voltage to the fan then it is a issue with the electronic control board.

and it will need to be replaced.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
THERE ARE 2 BOARDS WHICH ONE IS IT
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

it is the main control board in the rear exterior of the unit.

Here is a link to Sears they show they have it in stock at a very good price.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part-number/WPW10438707/0046/106.html?pathTaken=partSearch&q=WPW10438707

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
GOT IT----IS THIS A NORMAL ISSUE
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

when it comes to electronic controls there is nothing normal!!

The electronic control can be damaged from almost anything from power surges to voltage brown outs, Radio interference. Even static electricity,

But to more or less answer your question. electronic controls fail all the time no matter which appliance or manufacture they are in .

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

And the price that sears is ((showing )) may be wrong ,I say that because I see two other places have it for almost $300

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

here is a part break down it is item #36

http://www.partadvantage.com/diagram/3/97/00000533/680/900

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
FRIDGE MOD# ***** STILL NOT MAKING ICE---IVE REPLACED ICE MAKER WATER VALVE CNTRL CE MAKER FAN MOTOR AND NO ICEBrand: WHRILPOOL
Type of Appliance: Refrigerator
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
FRIDGE MOD# ***** STILL NOT MAKING ICE---IVE REPLACED ICE MAKER WATER VALVE CNTRL CE MAKER FAN MOTOR AND NO ICE
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

Thank you!

So you replaced the main control board in the rear and the fan is STILL going on /off is that correct?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I've been having a problem with this type of refrigerator ice maker for sometime
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

Ok right now I`m not concerned about the icemaker Lets concentrate on the fan motor going on /off if the icemaker is not getting cold air blown on it then it will not cycle to dump the ice.

And now you have replaced the fan motor and the control board that feeds voltage to the icemaker.

We really need a Volt-Ohm meter to be able to test for correct voltage to the icemaker fan motor.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok we're do I check
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
But this is like the 4th refrigerator with the same problem
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

ok have you contacted Whirlpool to see if they have any known issues?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I thought you might know- besides they'll want to send someone out
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

I `m retired from The Whirlpool Tech Line just has breakfast last Saturday with a couple of guys and this was not something that was discussed .

The biggest thing is to see if the voltage is truly dropping out at the fan motor or if it is dropping out from the control board.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok- how do I check
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

test the motor harness connection for voltage and when the fan drops out see if the motor is still getting voltage or not.

If it is not then go to the main control and test the fan circuit for voltage out of the control board there.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
There's not a wiring diagram can you send
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

yes but as stated before it does not show wire colors.

but here it is

ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Anderson/240389616.pdf

Defrost components on second page top right .

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This in the world
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
This is a whirlpool
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

https://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Defrost-Heater-Assembly/242044113/1614859?replacedManufacturerPartNumber=240316107?rcaid=1000070

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
GI6SARXXF06
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Model number GI6SARXXF06
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

sorry the system is messing up and giving .

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

let me try this again when I was clicking on one customer of mine it was bringing up another customers page.

I have to do a screen shot and send it to you give me just a min.

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

ok here is a wire diagram for this model.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
The voltage to the fan motor is how many volts
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Can you send a bigger picture
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

just zoom in on what ever part of the diagram you need to enlarge it .

Voltage is 12 volts D/C

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Is there a diagnostic to jump start ice maker
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Or to check all components are fictional
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

The units tech sheet should be in the kick plate under the unit.

This is a standard SEGAR style icemaker ,to manually advance the icemaker you will need to jump T to H (thermostat to Heater) to get the unit to start a cycle to dump the ice and to refill with water.