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No ice production

My Kenmore Elite (106.50592003)Side by Side Refrigerator stopped producing ice. Water dispenser on door works fine. Freezer temperature is fine. Was getting no Status LED light - replaced emitter and receiver boards and now get normal Status LED light indications - but no ice is filling up bin after 24 hr wait. Slide switch is in ON position. Also, don't hear any water filling into icemaker. Don't have any diagrams or schematics. Will purchase service manual to get some additional insight, but any recommendations anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Barry

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Re: no ice production

Http:// Barry, check out the above post, it will give you instructions on how to jump start it. Reply back if you cant get to it. Catriver.

Posted on Jul 08, 2007

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check to see if the water outlet tube in the freezer is blocked with ice. That is a common problem and there is a fix kit out to solve the ice problem. if the tube is not blocked you need to check the water valve for the ice maker and make sure its good. you will need a volt meter to check it. so check these two things out. And to check to see if the water tube is frozen ,stick a small screwdriver in it and check for a blockage.

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

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