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Last night I came home to find water all over the floor under my fridge, a bottom freezer kenmore. The whole thing was iced over inside, and the door partially open. I cleaned it up and closed the door. This afternoon I came back to find water all over the floor again, the freezer ice-bound, and water running out of the icemaker. The icemaker stopped making ice about a year ago, although it sometimes makes noises like it is making ice. Right now, there are ice cubes in the freezer, so it must have started to work again. I pulled the plug connecting the icemaker to the back of the freezer, and set the arm to stop ice.

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SOURCE: Kenmore 106.53603202 stopped cooling making a clicking sound

The compressor may not have to be changed it could be the relay that is bad, not properly starting the compressor. The relay is attached to the compressor where the wires go to it. Remove it, Shake it, If it sounds like little rocks are inside (it rattles) than it is bad. Let me know what you find

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Making Noise

sounds like a noisy ice maker, is it making ice? about $100 for new ice maker. ck warr jeen air might warr parts in that unit for2 years

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Icemaker won't dispense whole cubes, only chopped ice

Hello chitwnchk1
Welcome to Fixya,

You said,It chops ice when dispensing but won't just dispense whole cubes.
Any suggestions on how to fix it?

1. If the cubes dispense, but not whole cubes, there is not a enough water pressure.
2. r there is a restriction in the water line to the ice maker.
3. OR the fridge may not be level.
4. Is there a water filter and has it been Changed in the past 6 months?


Here are 4 reasons mentioned in the repair manual.

Shutoff arm in the off position

Ensure the shutoff arm is down and not in the raised position. If in the raised the position, the ice maker is in the off position and will not cycle.

Faulty Harvest Thermostat

There is a thermostat inside the ice maker that will close when the ice maker mold reaches the proper temperature. If the thermostat is not closing, the ice maker will not cycle.

Freezer To Warm
The ice maker will not cycle if the temperature in the freezer in not below 12 degrees. Ensure proper temperature in freezer.


No water getting to ice maker
The water inlet valve is the control device that allows water to enter the ice maker. It is energized during the last 5-8 seconds of the harvest cycle. During this 5 to 8 second period, there should be 110v across the two wires connected to the valve . If there is power supplied to the valve and the valve does not open to allow water to flow, the valve is defective.

However, if power is being supplied to the valve and water is flowing through it freely, it could be that you water supply line or inlet tube have frozen solid. These can be thawed with warm water or a hair dryer.

Let me know how it goes and what you found!
Thank You , Huuuum
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Posted on Oct 21, 2008

SOURCE: Icemaker seems to partially melt ice while it is being stored

The number one cause of this is the door is not sealing correctly. Check that the door closes and seals as it should.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool fridge icemaker stuck upside down (side by side fridge)

it seems the ice maker cam asm is broke it will have to be replaced

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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