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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Re: Kenmore side-by-side not ejecting ice
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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We had this problem with our ice maker last week. We could get water through the door water dispenser but it stopped making ice. We had read that the line could be frozen and that was the case. We have a KitchenAid Superba and the easiest way to thaw it out was to remove the two screws holding the water hose elbow into the back of the freezer (pull the fridge out away from the wall to access it). It will come out with about a 5-6 inch long hard plastic tube which goes through the back freezer wall and joins with an aluminum tube (which may also be plugged with ice) that reaches the ice maker. Looking inside the tube we could see the ice blockage. Heating it up with a hair dryer made the ice plug drop right out. We had tried to thaw it out by heating the tube inside the freezer, but the ice plug was actually in the wall part of the freezer and we wouldn't have been able to thaw it out from the inside (short of shutting the refrigerator off). When the heat was applied...a 3 inch plug of ice dropped out of the tube, and there was even a very small piece of ice blocking the elbow part. We wouldn't have been able to thaw that area out without taking it apart.
Removed inside rear and floor panels of freezer (ice machine also) as ably advised by your tech. Found ice damming he suspected underneath floor panel. Thawed overnight with pot of hot water in freezer. could see that small rear drain tube was iced shut; why all water going into fridge below.
Avoided floor mess from thawing water flow to evaporation pan on floor by tilting unit forward on blocks and laying several old towels inside freezer door to catch water that would run out. Also placed some in front at base of unit on kitchen floor. Continuing to thaw pipe to unclog, it is iced some way down, again as tech said it might. Will reassemble and be careful with freezer setting, in case it may have been too cold. Also, some food crumbs had found their way behind panel near this drain tube and may have fallen in to block it. Will clean out any remaining.
The compressor is short cycling, or not starting. being purchaced in 2004, the compressor may be under a 5 year part and labor warranty with SEARS ...BUT GOOD LUCK!!!. Find ur receipt and warranty. read carefully and hold them to it.. empty it and unplug to be safe
I'm assuming you're speaking of the mechanism that froze/transported the ice to the bin. Try a tiny bit of vegatable oil spray like Pam. If you are speaking about ice in the ice container, this is caused by a partial thaw of the ice...you're opening the door too often.