This WP2313637 Whirlpool ice cutter grid is located inside the main cabinet of the ice maker. If your Whirlpool ice maker is not making ice properly, the ice cutter grid may need to be replaced.
The cutter grid has fine wires that heat up and melt through the sheet of ice, making ice cubes that then fall into the ice bin compartment. This WP2313637 ice cutting grid assembly is used on some Kenmore, Whirlpool, and KitchenAid under counter and free standing model ice makers.
Ice Maker Cutting Grid WP2313637
This WPW10300022 is a genuine OEM Whirlpool replacement ice maker. The ice maker does not come with the wire harness or the ice lever arm, both of these components will need to be transferred and reused from your original ice maker.
This WPW10300022 replacement ice maker is also used on some Amana, Maytag and Ikea refrigerators.
Why is my ice maker making hollow ice cubes? Drinks don’t get cold enough with hollow ice cubes and the ice melts almost instantly after contact with liquids in the glass.
One reason may be that your Whirlpool refrigerator has an incorrect freezer temperature or may have inadequate water flow. Either problem is relatively easy and inexpensive to correct.
The temperature in your freezer may be either too cold or not cold enough. This depends on how high or low you have your freezer thermostat set. Getting your freezer to the correct temperature is simple, just use a thermometer. Place the thermometer in the freezer for 10 – 12 hours, check it and adjust the temperature, wait another 10 – 12 hours and follow the same procedure until your freezer is set at 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius).
Another possibility is that your thermostat has gone bad. Not all refrigerators have thermostats, some have a timer. You will need to check your manual to determine which of these parts your refrigerator is equipped with. If your refrigerator has a thermostat it is possible that it is cycling too soon and your ice will not freeze solid.
Check your manual to find the correct thermostat for your Whirlpool model refrigerator. Replacing the thermostat will be explained in your manual. If you would rather not do this repair yourself call a qualified appliance repair person.
A defective water filter could also be the problem. It could be that it needs to be replaced because it is not supplying enough water to your ice maker. Water filters should normally be replaced every 6 months.
Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filters
Finally, if everything checks out ok, pull your refrigerator away from the wall and look at your water line to make certain it is not kinked or maybe frozen. If it is frozen you will need to turn off the water shut off valve. You can defrost the line with a hair dryer or heat a wet bath towel in the microwave and wrap it around the frozen water line letting it thaw out.
Whirlpool Ice Maker
Again, if all of this seems a bit daunting and you do not feel compelled to do it yourself, check with a qualified appliance repair person.