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The ice maker stopped working on my Kenmore Mod 106.55532400

I changed the water filter and the water dispenser works but the icemaker bin is empty and not refilling.

I tried to reseat the bin on the door and turned the frig off and on. Also turned the icemaker off and on. It didn't make a difference.

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  • transam81 Dec 27, 2008

    I have the same problem. I took the boottom back plate ( cardboard ) off and removed all the hoses and there is nothing clogged up, the water runs freely. I think maybe the water valve to the icemaker is gone bad. It is suppose to receive a signal from the ise maker "arm" that it is time to refill the ice cube tray. It receives a signal and opens the valve for a short period of time and fills the tray up with water. If valve is broken it will not open.

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Either your water valve is clogged or it has gone bad, located bottom right corner, you can take it apart and check the screen filter if it is not clogged than you need a new valve approx 72-80$ plus install unless you diy!

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