Kenmore 106.53342300-side by side-icemaker not working..at all
Recently bought house....with this refrigerator already installed...it was not in use (pluged in and cold, but not used) for many months. Freezer works just fine. Water from door works just fine. There is no water entering the icemaker, therefore no ice. Ice maker makes no noise, no movement, nothing....just sits there.
Re: Kenmore 106.53342300-side by side-icemaker not...
IT COULD BE 2 PROBLEMS
1 .YOUR DEFROST TIMER IS BAD.
2. YOUR WATER INLET VALVE IN THE BACK COULD BE BAD.
BOTH PARTS ARE VERY INEXSPENSIVE(USUALLY UNDER 20 BUCKS AND YOU CAN GET FROM YOUR LOCAL SEARS OR ANY WHERE ON LINE. GLAD TO BE OF SERVICE
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From what you are stating this is a dispenser refrigerator with 1ce/water through the door. This type refrigerator has a dual sided water inlet valve. It looks like the half that fills the icemaker may be bad or may have the power connector that came loose. This is the part on the back that the house water line connects to. It should 2 wires going to each of the 2 coils (total 4 wires). If wires are connected, I would say 1 coil is bad and the valve needs replaced. Since you already replaced the icemaker that rules that problem out.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. It’s on the back where the water supply comes in. Then try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
Unplug refrigerator. Take a moment to examine how the icemaker is positioned in the freezer compartment prior to proceeding (e.g.: water inlet tubing coming into the icemaker, etc.). Remove or loosen (where applicalble) screws holding icemaker. Unplug icemaker's wire harness connection. install new icemaker by reversing the screws harness, etc. Make certain that the new icemaker is in the "on" position. Plug the refrigerator in. Allow approximately 6 to 8 hours (some models take fewer or longer timeframe) for ice production.