Model #GS6SHAXMQ00 WHIRLPOOL Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Q:

periodic clicking, but refrigerator works GS6SHAXMQ00

A:

Thanks for the inquiry and for being a valued member.

I agree; the clicking is more than likely coming from one of the relays on the electronic control. The clicking relay indicates that the relay circuit is not activating properly, which could get worse in time. The relays themselves are not replaceable, so a new electronic control would be needed. This may have occurred after a power outage, power storm, or surge. I would continue to monitor it, and if it appears to become more frequent, a replacement board will more than likely be needed.

I hope this helps and thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com. We appreciate your business. 



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Jeff Wallace Sr -
Sears Technician
December 16, 2014
Q:

I have a Whirlpool Ref model #GS6SHAXMQ00 the ice maker has stopped working.

A:

The Refrigerator is one of the most important appliances in the home by far and a must need.I understand your concern over the issue that is currently happening. I have researched your issue on this website and came across a few questions that is similar to yours. The expert provides further detailed information that might enlighten you.

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Priscilla V -
May 02, 2011
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I'm sorry you are having a problem with your icemaker. The information you have received from Pvalde is good but the first link does not pertain to this model.

The icemaker in this model can stop working for a few reasons. Some are listed below:

  • The icemaker itself can fail
  • The water valve may not open
  • The optic boards can fail
  • The fill tube can freeze up
  • Freezer temperature not cold enough (should be 0 � 5 degrees)
The blinking led light can be flashing a code that will indicate the problem. If it flashes 2 times pauses and continues this while the door is open, it indicates the boards are ok. I�m attaching a chart for the led indicator. Now disconnect power to the refrigerator. To check this icemaker, slide it out, so the front cover can be removed, to access some test terminals. There is a clip located on the back right corner of the icemaker that will need to be removed, to slide the icemaker out. There will be a screw at the bottom of the clip holding it. I�m sending a picture with instructions to remove this clip. With the clip removed, slide the icemaker out and remove the front cover. You will now see the test terminals, which are marked (see picture). Now remove the 3 screws holding the receiver board on the right side and disconnect the harness from the board. Place a jumper between the black and black/white wires (see picture). Now use a second jumper and place it between the L � V terminals on the module. Reconnect the power and with both jumpers in place, water should now flow to the icemaker (be prepared to catch water from the fill tube). If water does flow, the icemaker # 2198597 will need to be replaced. If no water flows but you can hear a humming noise, the water valve # 4389177 will need to be replaced. If nothing at all happens, some voltage checks will need to be made. I hope this will help you.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem or doing any voltage checks yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services . If you need more assistance additional details will be helpful.

Safety Notice: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2011
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My Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator ice maker is only working sporactically. Can it be repaired?

A:

I see you would like to know if your Refrigerator can be replace. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question. You can visit SearsHomeServices.com website to set service with your Refrigerator. I attached the link below. Hope this helps! Good luck.

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Dezeray S -
September 29, 2010
A:

The icemaker in this model can stop working for a few reasons. Some are listed below:

  • The icemaker itself can fail
  • The water valve may not open
  • The optic boards can fail
  • The fill tube can freeze up
  • Freezer temperature not cold enough
The blinking led light can be flashing a code that will indicate the problem. If it flashes 2 times pauses and continues this while the door is open, it’s normal. Now disconnect power to the refrigerator. To check this icemaker, slide it out, so the front cover can be removed, to access some test terminals. There is a clip located on the back right corner of the icemaker that will need to be removed, to slide the icemaker out. There will be a screw at the bottom of the clip holding it. I’m sending a picture with instructions to remove this clip. With the clip removed, slide the icemaker out and remove the front cover. You will now see the test terminals, which are marked (see picture). Now remove the 3 screws holding the receiver board on the right side and disconnect the harness from the board. Place a jumper between the black and black/white wires (see picture). Now use a second jumper and place it between the L – V terminals on the module. Reconnect the power and with both jumpers in place, water should now flow to the icemaker (be prepared to catch water from the fill tube). If water does flow, the icemaker # 2198597 will need to be replaced. If no water flows but you can hear a humming noise, the water valve # 4389177 will need to be replaced. If nothing at all happens, some voltage checks will need to be made.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem or doing any voltage checks yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services . If you need more assistance additional details will be needed.

Safety Notice: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
September 30, 2010
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