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Kenmore ice maker not making ice

We have a Kenmore model #106.56664500
There is no water going into the tray to the ice maker
We can hear water running, but don't know where it is going

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  • scottbh69 Apr 13, 2009

    The ice maker in my top freezer Kenmore fridge no longer makes ice and it seems that no water is getting sucked into the ice maker. The ice maker is moving continuously trying to work but there is no water. No problem with the water line after checking it out. Trying to figure out if there is some sort of separate pump that is malfunctioning before trying to repair.

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We didn't really do anything, whatever was wrong seems to have fixed itself
Got up this morning and was making ice again.
Strange; maybe Casper fixed it??!

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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