Resetting a Whirlpool Ice Maker
If you own a Whirlpool refrigerator with an ice maker, you may eventually need to reset it. Whether you’re troubleshooting an issue or just want to start fresh, resetting your ice maker is a relatively simple process. Here’s how to do it.
Check the Ice Maker
Before you reset your ice maker, you should check it to make sure it’s working properly. Start by making sure the ice maker is turned on. If it’s off, turn it on and wait 24 hours to see if it starts producing ice. If it doesn’t, you may need to reset it.
Unplug the Refrigerator
The next step is to unplug the refrigerator. This will reset the ice maker and allow it to start producing ice again. Unplugging the refrigerator will also reset the control panel, so you may need to reset the temperature settings after you plug it back in.
Check the Water Supply
If the ice maker still isn’t producing ice after you’ve reset it, you should check the water supply. Make sure the water supply line is connected to the refrigerator and that the valve is open. If the water supply line is clogged or the valve is closed, the ice maker won’t be able to produce ice.
Check the Ice Maker Arm
The ice maker arm is a small lever that tells the ice maker when to produce ice. If the arm is stuck in the up position, the ice maker won’t be able to produce ice. To fix this, you’ll need to manually move the arm down.
Check the Ice Maker Motor
If the ice maker arm is in the down position and the water supply is working properly, you may need to check the ice maker motor. The motor is responsible for turning the ice maker on and off. If the motor is faulty, you’ll need to replace it.
Replace the Ice Maker
If the ice maker still isn’t producing ice after you’ve checked all of the above, you may need to replace it. Replacing the ice maker is a relatively simple process, but you’ll need to make sure you get the right model for your refrigerator.
Resetting a Whirlpool ice maker is a relatively simple process. Start by checking the ice maker to make sure it’s turned on and that the water supply is working properly. If the ice maker still isn’t producing ice, you may need to unplug the refrigerator, check the ice maker arm, check the ice maker motor, or replace the ice maker.