Question about Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator
Have replaced Icemaker unit and Silenoid valve. What next?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ok follow these steps to trouble shoot 1st remove white cover from front of ice maker there you can now see the module of the unit .that would be part number 35 on the parts list. 2nd get a 12 gauge insulated wire about 2 inches long and stripp the ends of it . insert it in the two holes in front with letter h and t live there for about 20 seconds now look at the forks inside are they moving if yes check fill tube for a plug of ice that wont let water fill the the ice maker if no they dont move repl that part 35 you can repl your self just disconnect unit remove the three bronze philip screws and pull out ahh but first remove wire harness so it will be easy to pull out ok thanks
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
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
SOURCE: kenmore icemaker does not work
Hand drawn of the GE # WR30X1009 found in 10-12 yr old Kenmore/sears/GE side by side refers. Couldn't find one ANYWHERE so forgive the hand drawn. Mine would not eject ice, intermintant. Bad microswitch on the on/off/vacation mode between the normally open side.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
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