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Title: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: bigtexan99 on May 17, 2009, 08:34:50 PM
Model Number: et22dqrbw00

I have a whirlpool top/bottom fridge with ice maker.  The ice maker appears to be part 2198597

It started leaking water non-stop last night.  I turned off the water and pulled out the ice maker.  Everything looked okay.

I'm not sure if I need a new ice maker unit, or a water valve.

My question is, with the ice maker unit pulled out of the freezer, and the water on, should water flow into the freezer?  Or should the valve hold back the water while the ice maker unit is out of the freezer?


P.S.
I saw this thread.  http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=1747.0 (http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=1747.0)   I pulled the icemaker out, but can't figure out how to seperate the round gear from the copper plate to clean it.

My hope is to isolate which part is bad, and replace that part.
Seems like its either the water valve, or the "do not rotate manually" part.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: Al Capone on May 17, 2009, 08:52:36 PM
Hi bigtexan99,

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I have a whirlpool top/bottom fridge with ice maker

Could you post the model number of the refrigerator for us?

You should be able to find the model number on the model/serial number tag that is located in the refrigerator.

Thanks,
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: Repair-man on May 18, 2009, 06:14:05 AM
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P.S.
I saw this thread.  http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=1747.0   I pulled the icemaker out, but can't figure out how to seperate the round gear from the copper plate to clean it.

Disregard that advice if you know whats good for you....the module is not a serviceable part!
Your water should not flow if the icemaker is removed. Once you provide the model as Mr. Capone requires, a replacement module for your icemaker can be recommended.
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: bigtexan99 on May 18, 2009, 08:19:47 AM
Okay thanks!  I will disregard.

The model number in the door is et22dqrbw00

Since you are saying that water should not flow from the water line into the freezer with the ice maker removed, it sounds like that is my issue?  The water line valve?

Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: JWWebster on May 18, 2009, 10:48:40 AM
You can put a jumper between L and V and this will activate the watervalve.
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: bigtexan99 on May 18, 2009, 10:50:40 AM
Okay, if I put the jumper and activate the valve, what will that tell me?  That the valve is good or bad?  That it's stuck open?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: Repair-man on May 18, 2009, 12:17:02 PM
Click to order-

WHIRLPOOL Complete Icemaker Assembly (8 Cube) Part # 2198597
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: bigtexan99 on May 18, 2009, 02:44:40 PM
Is this the consensus of everyone?  I need the ice module and not the water valve to solve my issue?
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: JWWebster on May 18, 2009, 06:37:00 PM
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Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: JWWebster on May 18, 2009, 06:42:43 PM
If you jump the water valve and water comes out at least you know the valve is working.
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: bigtexan99 on May 18, 2009, 07:04:11 PM
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P.S.
Your water should not flow if the icemaker is removed. Once you provide the model as Mr. Capone requires, a replacement module for your icemaker can be recommended.

Thanks for the tips.  If you are saying that water should not flow if the icemaker is removed, and it does.  (mine does).  Would that not imply that the problem is the water valve and not the ice module?

Thanks for helping me select the right part to order.  I'm just a simple country boy.
Title: Re: Whirlpool ice maker water leak
Post by: JWWebster on May 18, 2009, 07:32:00 PM
That is a bad water valve. From what you describe, you could yank the power quick connect from the watervalve itself and it would still have water coming out. because if you remove the ice maker all power to that valve is shut down.



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