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Ice Maker Stopped working

Kenmore 106.56542400 Fridge. Had the control module replaced 4 months ago to the tune of over $300 when it stopped making ice the first time. I refuse to pay for another visit and of course it was a 90 day guarantee. So looking to DIY.  Should I replace the whole ice maker or buy another control mod.  Since it is exhibiting the same symptoms. What would be the part # on the whole ice maker? I have the part # for the control mod. 
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  • Helen Rose Jan 11, 2009

    The ice machine stopped working.The red light blinks sometimes. I will never buy a Kenmore again if this is not an easy fix. I bought the unit new and this is the second time in three years that the ice machine failed. Thanks. Kenmore Coldspot model 106.56563400

  • ron0399 Oct 18, 2010

    Update: ended up replacing the optical sensors. Fixed the whole problem. Making ice like a maniac again!

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Hello, I don't know if this will help because the model I have is a 106.565(32)400. I have had my ice maker stop working many times because the fill tube was iced up. After about the 8th or 9th time that it did this I decided that I had to find a solution. What I came up with was that the door in front of the ice maker was keeping the tube too cold and making it freeze up. I removed the door to see if was correct. It never froze up again but the ice would fall out sometimes if you had the door open and it was in the dumping cycle. Then I drilled several 1/2" holes in the ice maker door and reinstalled it. I have had no more problems for over a year.
CYA, Gator241

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

  • Wally Wicker Feb 09, 2009

    Hello again, If you find this information to be correct would you please enter a "fixya" rating.

    Thanks, Gator241

  • ron0399 Oct 18, 2010

    Gator it was my optical sensors. The transmitter LED was bad. Replaced both transmitter and receiver and now its working like gang busters. Thanks!

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