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I have a kenmore 106.52603100 side by side refridgerator. A few days ago we found water in front of the unit on the floor, it appeared to have come from the ice maker and it is now not working, no water is going to the icemaker at all, the water dispensor on the door is ok and the freezer is cold enough for ice. What do you think is wrong or what can I do to trouble shoot the problem

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  • anclacour5 Nov 29, 2008

    Not sure how to check the ice maker it self as far as its arm setting, it doesn't have an arm like most of the others I have seen.

    But when I tested the solenoids with an ohm meter one is closed and the other has resistance, if that's what you were referring to, then yes the problem is the solenoid, correct?

  • anclacour5 Nov 30, 2008

    Replacing the water valve worked! Thank You very much!

  • urbabyonly May 11, 2010

    Whirlpool gold fridge side by side not getting very cold, freezer is fine. cleaned ils, etc, where is the timer?

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First thing to check is if the water inlet tube is blocked with ice or not. Often this is the case and people have their icemakers replaced with no luck. It the tube is not frozen with ice, then check the arm that turns your icemaker on and off. this should be in the down position. There may be a reset button on the front of the icemaker.
There is one solenoid that control water to the icemaker and a different one that supplies water to the dispenser. Often the Ice solenoid will quit. If you are good with an electronics meter, you can test the resistance across each solenoid....they should each measure the same. If one reads open or much less then the water supply valve is bad.

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  • Larry Foster Nov 30, 2008

    You can swap the plug on the solenoid , go to the front and push the water dispenser lever, if your icemaker tray fills with water then you have a bad solenoid. The whole water supply valve needs replaced as a unit.

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