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Too much ice

We have a kenmore, older, but has a fairly new ice maker (whirlpool, I think) that won't stop making ice. There is a metal bar that will no longer rise with the level of the ice to turn itself off when full. When the bucket gets too full, we raise the bar manually to get the icemaker to stop making ice.

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  • tcx4 Dec 21, 2008

    What do you mean by opposite bar? I think the bar that we have is the one that came with the icemaker, so I'm not sure that's it. Do they sometimes come with the wrong bar?

  • tcx4 Dec 21, 2008

    Thanks Tborn. I'll ask my husband about it, but I'm pretty sure it must be something else because the ice maker had worked beautifully for several months after we installed it new, and the problem just happened all of a sudden. The bar lifts up and down by hand just fine, but it used to ride the ice up as it filled up in the bucket. Now we have to dig down through the very full bucket, feel for the bar and pull it up. That works great, but I know there's gonna come a time when maybe we're out of the house for a few days and the ice will fill that whole freezer, maybe even push the door open! Any other ideas on what it could be?

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Is the bar the correct one or is it too short? I woulds go to a Parts house and get the opposit bar that you have and replace it first.

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    Todd Born Dec 21, 2008

    ye sthere is two different types. there is a longe rone and there's a shorter one.

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