Repairing a whirlpool ice maker begins with checking the functionality of the shutoff arm. Check if water passes through the water valve to see if it needs replacement. Set the temperature slightly higher in case of frozen hose ends, and check for signs of broken parts and gears.
- Check for presence of water in the ice-cube tray
Locate the ice-maker shutoff arm found along the side of the ice bin. Figure out if the arm is raised or lowered. Lower the arm, and check for signs of the presence of water in the ice cube tray. Empty the ice tray, and restart the ice-maker before troubleshooting for other problems.
- Check the water valve and hose
Check the water valve located at the end of the clear plastic water tube inside the ice maker to see if water is coming out of the valve. If the valve does not allow the passage of water, consider replacing it. Locate any crimp in the plastic tube, and straighten it out. If the freezer has a frozen end, defrost it using a blow dryer, and then plug the line back into the refrigerator.
- Check for sings of breaks
Check if the Whirlpool icemaker has broken parts or gears. If some parts are broken, detach the unit using a screw driver, and replace it with a new Whirlpool ice maker. If the hose is frozen, set the temperature setting of the freezer higher than normal.