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SOURCE: Kitchenaid KUIA15PRLS2 is not making ice.

I seriously doubt it is your pump. If you take the cover off and disconnect the small plug in the middle (if I remember right) you can send it back to a time default fill like the older ones. You may be able to bypass that sensor and see if it continues operation that way. If it continues doing the same thing I've been told that it is a computer board issue. I haven't ran across many of these things because everything for this thing is expensive. I would tell you that changing the control board and the wiring harness would get it fixed but changing that harness would be troubling one.

Look at the service manual if you can get a hold of one and try to bypass the sensors that are not needed for operation. Then check out the connections on the harness especially around the pump and water level sensor. They should be clean, not slimey and gunky. If they are try cleaning them off and test for operation. The sensors are, well, sensitive and that stuff could be throwing some bad readings. You may want to contact ur kitchenaid and ask if your unit was affected by the recall while you are doing this. They had some issues with the fill valves and would leak onto your floor. While you are on the phone ask if they can give you a discounted price or help you out with a computer board. They may be feeling generous around this time of year.

I really think in the end you will end up replacing the computer board to get it working again. Good luck and sorry for the delayed response.

Posted on Apr 06, 2010

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