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  • jomoberg Mar 09, 2009

    voltage to the ice maker is low, but the refrigerator and freezer work fine, was the repair man just trying to sell me a new one? He said that the ice maker was the right one, just the voltage was not high enough to make it work.

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Have have the same problem with our ice maker
95 volts it is a kenmore coldspot side by side
let me know what you find out garnd@bellsouth.net

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Ice maker not working

the icemaker will run at 120v ac +- 10% so 108 v is within range altho marginally. since you have the icemaker removed. remove the front cover and check to see if the drive gear is broken or if the 2 center pins that hold the gear in place are twisted or broken. this is most likely the problem. the motor module can be replace very easily part # is 8201515

the normal home position for this icemaker is at the 2:00 position facing the front of the icemaker. if it is any other position the motor module is almost always the culprit..

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Your ice maker is designed to fill with water for 6 to 8 seconds. Depending on your city water pressure, anything longer than eight seconds will overfill the ice tray and either over flow the ice maker or create cubes that have difficulty ejecting.
There are two basic issues that commonly cause an overfill condition.
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  • The next problem which is the subject of this answer is a water inlet valve that is closing too slowly. The power to the valve is being shut off in the correct amount of time, but due to imperfections in the valve, it is closing in a delayed fashion.

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