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Kenmore side-by-side not ejecting ice

I have read some of the other threads and have shorted between holes H and T.  With the ice thawed, this shortcut WILL cause the motor to go through its full cycle.
Thought I had it made.  My thanks went out to the solution.  NOW - 6 hours later there is ice in the trough but none has rejected.  I again tried the shortcut but, alas and alack and sigh, the motor will NOT move.
Your thoughts will be appreciated before I replace the entire ice-maker assembly.  Thanks in advance.

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  • fred594 Dec 03, 2008


    First - a big thanks for the early response.

    The ejector blades went around when defrosted.
    The ejector blades didn't even budge when ice in trough.  Did NOT see motor even tried to turn.
    I have the temp control set at the "mfg suggested setting".  On the scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being coldest, I now have it set on 3.  Do you want me to turn it to 2 or 4?  (It was set on 2 before I "Fixed" it.  ;)


  • fred594 Dec 03, 2008

    temp about 7.  motor will still not turn when jumpering.  will not go on its own.  try frozen.  time for a new ice-maker unit???  I see where I can replace the entire unit for a few bucks more than just the motor unit.  ($96).  Whatcha think?


  • fred594 Dec 04, 2008

    106.55249400   s/n  SS1363205  purchased 4/2005


  • fred594 Dec 04, 2008

    Duluth, GA
    Being a private home owner, don't know if I could get wholesale :(



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Did the ejector blades go around when you jumped it out? If they did not the the motor is probably gone and your going to have to replace the head of the ice maker or the whole ice maker. Check to see if home depot has a install kit for your brand. You'll probably pay less for the whole kit than the ice maker. But before you do turn the temperature down in the freezer.

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  • Joe McG Dec 03, 2008

    If you have a thermometer put it in to see the temp. We are looking for 8 degrees or lower. A good ice cream w/ high fat content like ben and jerry's will be hard at 00 if you don't have a thermometer. The other part that could be bad is the bi-metal sensor in the head of the ice maker. That is what you are bypassing when you put in the jumper. Standing by,


  • Joe McG Dec 03, 2008

    Fred what is your model number and serial number.

  • Joe McG Dec 04, 2008

    Wholesales for 75 for the complete kit new bin, water valve and icemaker around here could be 10 either way depending where you live. What city do you live in?

  • Joe McG Dec 04, 2008

    Email me, I'll tell you how to pick it up at wholesale.



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