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I have a kenmore side by side that won't make ice. I've done all the checks and found it to have 57 volts. What causes low voltage to the input line?

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A icemaker wont run unless it's 0 or below in freezer so thats to start / now since i'm not there to check it for you the best way for you is to add 8oz water to it and wait 24 hours, if it push the ice out into the bucket at that time and don't refill with water then you have a bad valve ,,, if it don'tdump the ice then it's the icemaker / if you have the one that the dispenser bucket sets on the door then you have eather a frozen water line, infer red boards or icemaker.

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