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Kenmore refrigerator ice/water in door not working

My ice maker works fine, but the water and ice dispensers in the freezer door stop working from time to time. May stop working for 10 minutes, or 10 days.

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  • jmmr108 Dec 19, 2008

    Water is getting to the door. Nothing on the door works. Auger, water, light, nothing. Checked for loose connections between the door hinge and the icemaker board, found none.



    Model number is 253.44513600

  • jmmr108 Dec 19, 2008

    The refrigerator is a Kenmore Elite

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Welcome-

what type of kenmore do you have (brand and model number)? this way it is easier to find infomation for you.

thanks and happy holidays

Tom

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Thomas Dec 19, 2008

    here is a way for you to fix your fridge:

    Take the bottom kick plate off the refrigerator. The water line comes from the back, and goes up into the freezer door, under the freezer door, or a little under the refrigerator front, should be a quick connect. Pop it off, and then ask for water, and see if it comes out over there. If not, and you hear the valve kick in, in the back, the water tank inside the refrigerator, behind the bottom crisper draws could be frozen. Get a blow dryer, and heat it up, and then see if the water comes out of the tube, that you took off. If so hook it back up, and see if it comes out. When you do take the line off, and the water does come out, the water is frozen in the freezer door. Take the food off of the door, and get a blow dryer, and heat up the inner door liner, and then check it from time to time and see if the water comes out. If either of these work, turn the temp down a little. If this does not work. It will either be the dispenser switch, or the water valve.



    thanks Tom

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    Or, if your ice maker AND water aren't working, make sure one of your kids didn't hit the lock button before you try ALL OF THESE solutions.....like I did! Doh!

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Check under your freezer door hinge or kickplate grill in the front, there should be a quick disconnect to take off and see if your getting water at least to your door.

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There is a sensor that detects if there is ice in the dispensor and also one that senses if there is water pressure, on models about 2 years ago they had a problem with them freezing up, contact kenmore and get the updated parts to fix that problem.

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From what I can gather your lever to operate the solenoid switch is likely broken or cracked. This happens quite often. Take the front cover off and take a close look. If you can get water to come out by depressing the micro switch the lever should press, you will just need a new lever. If not it will be the switch. Phone the nearest GE parts depot with your model number and they should be able to get it for you. Hope this help good luck

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

  • Jerry Parmanand Dec 19, 2008

    the micro switch below the fill spout is worn or the lever that actuates it is cracked.

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It might be because the door is not closing properly r any loose connection

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This sounds like a connection check all hoses and conectors

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Sounds like you have a loose connection in the door for the switch that activates the dispenser.. what is your model number located inside the refridgerator .

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