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Kenmore Elite side by side model 106.57789704 Ice maker not working

Open door, red light 2 blinks then pause. Close flapper, solid red light. When first noticed no new ice, put my hand in icemaker trough, no water. Poured a bit of water in, water froze, but ice not farmed into bucket.

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One thing it could be is that the water solenoid not closing completely. Water drips from fill tube into icemaker and freezes, not allowing any water to get through. This is fairly common and with a couple of tools, you might be able to fix it yourself if you're handy. Could be other causes too, this is the one i'm familiar with.
UPDATE> If the water filler tube that empties into the tray is frozen solid, then it;s probably the water solenoid (not shutting off).. And you want to avoid cycling the system (the heating element coming on) without water in the tray. That's what i saw in a video. Hope that helps.

Posted on Mar 20, 2019

Testimonial: "Thanks for the reply. How could I verify if its the water solenoid? this weekend I'm going to try the short two pins with a jumper test to see if it will manually cycle. This reminds me I thought I saw a video where you could short two other pins of the icemaker that forces water to dispense."

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SOURCE: Kitchenaid KSCS25 Refrigerator Ice Maker Inop

you should not be able to push the stripper at all so that tells me that the gear on the icemaker module is bad. get part number 8201515 and you should be fixed up.

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SOURCE: Ice maker is not working

if you keep your hands out of the little beam slot on the paddel that is located on the left of the freezer and push it in the beam should shoot across to the reciever on the right and the light should stay on constant, that is if you have the switch on the right side turned on.

if it is turned on and the paddel is depressed and the light is still blinking the you need a beam kit part number 4389102

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SOURCE: Kenmore Refridgerator model 10656566400 Ice Maker not working

Check out this site it might give some helpful information..
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I contacted Sears repair service and had the Ice maker and control panel replaced.

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SOURCE: No ice from icemaker of Kenmore Elite model 106

I just resolved an issue with my kenmore elite side by side refrigerator icemaker (model 106).
It was expensive because I took the long road to fixing the unit myself.

My problem: No water going up to the freezer water dispenser into the icemaker but the water in front of the door working just fine.

-first thing i tried was the simplest. The Internet is clogged with this miracle fix of using a hair dryer to melt the frozen water line going to the dispenser output. This is highly unlikely for our model since the water line is protected within the refrigerator frame.

-2nd thing I replaced my water filter (thinking that there wasn't enough water pressure to trigger the solenoid valve. $40, and still no luck.

-3rd thing was I tested for voltage going to the solenoid. No voltage going to solenoid, so I wasted $30 for a new solenoid.....still no water.

-4th thing was I ordered a new IR sensor and receiver (since the reciever end is where the relay that sends the voltage to the solenoid to turn on and allow water to go up to the dispenser).
My IR sender and receiver appeared to be working flakey.
Installed, still no water. $58 BUCKS ON EBAY (EVERYWHERE ELSE $100+)

-I finally removed the freezer front little white door, I TURNED OFF THE FREEZER SWITCH SO NO VOLTAGE WAS PRESENT, removed the release latch underneath the freezer unit and disconnected, and removed the freezer unit to inspect it further.
When I removed the protective white cover that covers the mechanical wheel, I had a few parts come flying out of it. Turns out that the wheel accessories were damaged. THERE ARE NO REPAIRABLE PARTS ON THE FREEZER UNIT. I FOUND ONE ON EBAY FOR $39 BUCKS + $9 SHIPPING! $48 BUCKS, SWAPPED THE HARNESS AND BOTTOM COVER, AND IN 20 MINUTES, I WAS BACK IN BUSINESS. STARTED MAKING ICE IN ABOUT A HALF HOUR!!!!!

when in doubt, replace the freezer unit for $48 bucks! 7 out of 10 times it will fix your problems. All techs replace the IR set at the same time too which will set you back another $58 bucks.
Good luck! ;)

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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