The ice maker is one of the best features of most refrigerators. It allows you to keep your drinks fresh and also enjoy fresh crushed ice whenever you want. However, there might come a time when your ice maker starts blinking red and giving you trouble.
In this article, I will discuss some common reasons why an ice maker blinks red.
Whirlpool Ice Maker Blinking Red Light – Troubleshoot And Diagnosis
Let’s see the solution.
Faulty Optic Emitter
On any Whirlpool refrigerator, there is usually a light on the dashboard that indicates the status of the refrigerator’s ice maker unit. For most models, this light will appear solid red.
However, in some cases it may be off or blinking. This could mean that there is a malfunction occurring with your ice maker assembly.
The optic emitter in a whirlpool ice maker helps to produce and emit light. This light is then used to help keep track of the ice making process. The optic emitter also helps to ensure that the ice maker is able to function properly.
Without the optic emitter, the ice maker would not be able to produce ice as efficiently or effectively.
There are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem:
First, check to make sure that the power cord is plugged in and that the outlet has power. Next, check to see if the ice maker’s water supply line is turned on. If it is, turn it off and then back on again. Finally, if none of these things work, you may need to replace the optic emitter.
2. Frozen Water Nozzle
The nozzle is the part of the ice maker that dispenses water into the mold to create ice cubes. If the nozzle is frozen, it can’t dispense water properly and the red light will blink.
To fix this, first check to make sure there’s no ice build-up blocking the nozzle. If there is, thaw it out with a hairdryer or by running hot water over it.
Once the nozzle is clear, try dispensing water again. If the red light continues to blink, there may be an issue with the water supply line and you’ll need to call a professional for help.