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GE WR30X10097 Ice Maker – Service & Replacement Info

Posted on July 11, 2014

One of the most common questions I get asked by customers is about the GE WR30X10097 ice maker found in GE french door refrigerators.  This ice maker will commonly start to make a clicking noise when it fails, and it won’t produce ice properly or won’t make any ice at all.  When something fails on this ice maker, the whole ice maker must be replaced as an assembly; there are no replacement parts sold separately for these ice makers.

How To Replace The Ice Maker

What’s the difference between the Samsung DA97-05422A (Aka IMC701) & GE WR30X10097?

GE Service Bulletin (Model made before 3/1/2008)

I Replaced My Ice Maker And It Still Doesn’t Work

Where Can I Buy A Replacement Ice Maker?

Have More Questions?

How To Replace The WR30X10097 Ice Maker

First unplug your refrigerator, and remove the ice bin container. Remove the Phillips screw on the left side, this will allow you to remove the plastic panel that covers the wiring harness going to the ice maker. Unplug the wire connector going to the ice maker, and then push down on the locking tab on the top of the ice maker while pulling it towards you to remove it. The ice maker should now be free, and you can re-install the new ice maker in the reverse order.


What’s the difference between the Samsung DA97-05422A (Aka IMC701) & GE WR30X10097 Ice Makers?

If you have already removed your old ice maker, you may have noticed that on the bottom of the ice maker there is a sticker that says Samsung on the bottom of it. Even though the refrigerator is a GE refrigerator, the ice maker was built by Samsung for GE (along with some other components on the refrigerator). The sticker usually says “Model: IMC701″, lists the manufacture date, and lists the DA97-05422A part number in the bottom right corner. You can buy the replacement ice maker from GE, the part number for the replacement ice maker sold by GE is WR30X10097. You can save yourself a lot of money if you buy the same ice maker sold by Samsung. The DA97-05422A is the Samsung part number for the same ice maker.


GE Service Bulletin (Model made before 3/1/2008)

Some GE refrigerator models manufactured before March of 2008 require the ice maker and the main control board to be replaced to prevent further issues. The control board (part number WR55X10763) is replaced with a version that includes a newer software version. These ice makers can have symptoms of ice jamming between the ice maker and the liner, clicking & grinding noises, and low or no ice production. This service bulletin only affects certain model and serial number refrigerators, please make sure yours is part of this service bulletin before ordering the control board.

To access the main control board, you will need to unplug the refrigerator and pull out the refrigerator so you have access to the back side. Remove the screws to the control board cover, and you will have access to look at the tag on the control board to see what software version you have. The control board will need to be replaced if the software version is lower than 4.02. See the service sheet below for more information.

Models Affected: PFSS6 & PFSF6
Manufacture Date: July 2007 – Feb 2008
Serial Numbers: MM070000 – DR079999

WR30X10097 Service Sheet

I Replaced My Ice Maker And It Still Doesn’t Work

There are multiple things that can cause your ice maker not to work. First check to see if you have water flowing to the refrigerator. Check in your owners manual & installation instructions that came with the refrigerator, it should state how much water pressure should be at the refrigerator. Low water pressure can make small ice cubes which can cause ice maker failures. If you have a water filter system in your house, then make sure you bypass the water filter inside the refrigerator. Doubling up on filters only lowers the water pressure further. If you haven’t replaced your water filter in the last 6-12 months, then replacing the water filter can help improve water flow. Most GE refrigerator models use the MWF water filter. The other components that work with the ice maker to make ice are the water inlet valve, and the main control board on the refrigerator. The temperature in the ice maker compartment must be less than 10°F to work properly. To check the temperature you should put an accurate thermometer in the ice bin for a few hours to see if it is cooling down to the proper temperature.

On the side of the ice maker is a test switch. Firmly press this button for a few seconds and the ice maker should go through a harvest cycle by dumping out the ice in the ice maker and filling up with water again.


Where Can I Buy A Replacement Ice Maker?

You can buy a replacement ice maker from our website, please click the link below. Parts Dr always has the lowest prices for new O.E.M. replacement parts.

Samsung Ice Maker – DA97-05422A (IMC701)

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19 Thoughts on "GE WR30X10097 Ice Maker – Service & Replacement Info"

  1. Bruce Whichard Posted on July 26, 2014

    My ice machine also does the clicking noise. When I removed it, I found the sweep arm was frozen in the down position in the ice cubes. I removed the sweep arm motor, and repositioned the sweep arms to be horizontal, (like your photo shows of the ice maker) then installed the sweep arm motor. What position should the arms be in at the start of the ice making cycle?

    • Ryan Posted on September 10, 2014

      These ice makers are not designed to be serviceable. If there is a problem with the ice maker, the ice maker assembly should be replaced.

  2. GINA PRUE Posted on August 6, 2014


    • Ryan Posted on September 10, 2014

      On most model refrigerators it is okay to leave the ice make disconnected until the new part comes in.

  3. James Posted on August 20, 2014

    How do I remove the panel covering the wiring harness for the GE wr30x10097. The text states remove the Phillips screw and This will allow you to remove remove the panel covering the wiring harness.
    I have removed the screw and pulled, pushed and wiggled, it seems to still be held on. Is there a tab to depress or a place to pry or another unseen screw?

    • Ryan Posted on September 10, 2014

      On most models there is only the one screw holding this panel in place.

      • James Posted on November 3, 2014

        True only1 screw but still cannot remove panel with screw removed.
        How do I get panel off once screw is out?

  4. Erwen Posted on September 15, 2014

    Is there another way to check if my fridge is part of the service bulletin? It takes quite some effort to pull the fridge out in my case.

    • Ryan Posted on September 22, 2014

      If yours is one of the affected models, you will need to pull out the refrigerator and look at the control board.

  5. Kevin Posted on September 25, 2014

    I have an R/O water filter hooked up to my fridge. how do I bypass the filter that’s inside the fridge ? I got low water pressure , thanks

    • Ryan Posted on October 2, 2014

      You will need to look inside your owners manual for your refrigerator to see how to bypass the water filter.

  6. Miike Jones Posted on September 26, 2014

    I just successfully replaced the ice maker on my GE PFSS6PXASS fridge and it’s making ice great, but now the water dispenser is not working. Help?

    • Ryan Posted on October 2, 2014

      Did the water dispenser stop working after you installed the new ice maker, or was it a previous problem?

  7. Don Reischl Posted on October 29, 2014

    Bruce on July 6 indicated he had the sweep arm frozen into the cubes……I have the same problem……Is this an icemaker,sensor, fill or temperature problem………..also if this refrigerator and icemaker fall with in the bulletin dates would the repairs be covered by the manufactures in warranty……….Thank you for any any information…Don….

    • Ryan Posted on November 2, 2014

      That type of problem is usually a failure of the ice maker. You will need to contact the manufacture regarding any warranty information for your refrigerator.

  8. Josh Posted on November 5, 2014

    My fridge needs both the new ice maker and circuit board. Is there a cheaper Samsumg replacement for the circuit board too? Does the DA81-01421A set work with GE models?

    Right now, I’m looking at $75 for the ice maker, and $150 for the GE-brand control board (= $225 total). If the DA81-01421A is compatible, it would be much cheaper for me.

    • Ryan Posted on November 6, 2014

      The control board included with DA81-01421A kit is NOT compatible with any GE models. There is not a cheaper Samsung replacement for the control board, you will have to purchase the correct one from GE.

  9. jwl Posted on November 11, 2014

    My Ice maker went out, the mother board is defective, but I also have significant water accumulating under the bottom draw. Is this likely related to the mother board? thx

    • Ryan Posted on November 18, 2014

      That problem is usually caused by the defrost drain getting clogged and/or ice up, it is most likely unrelated to the mother board.

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