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Kenmore ice maker is not making ice very quickly

Have been using a lot of ice. After 3 days I no longer am getting more than 2-3 ice dumps a day. What's uP! Do I need to call Sears for help?

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What is the model number?Here's a few helpful tips that may help you decide what to do. The rate at which a refrigerator cools depends on the ambient temperature. The warmer the ambient temperature, the longer it takes for the machine to reach its set point temperature. The relation to the ice maker is the ice maker thermostat. The ice maker thermostat needs to reach a set temperature and close to begin a harvest cycle. They can lose their calibration over time and it may take longer for it to close.

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SOURCE: kenmore coldspot 106.556325 not making ice

could be your ice maker or your water valve

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 596755 - Freezer warm, Ice Melted, then...

A refrigerator or freezer that is cooling, but cooling poorly, may have a problem in one of several areas.
Poor cooling is often the result of a heavy frost build-up on the evaporator coils or a condenser that is clogged with dust, lint, and dirt.
You can't see these coils without removing a panel on the inside of your freezer. A sure sign that there is a build-up is the presence of any frost or ice build-up on the inside walls, floor, or ceiling of the freezer.
Such a frost build-up usually indicates a problem in the self-defrosting system or damaged door gaskets.
Watch its operation more closely to see if any same symptom.

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