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Icemaker After a 5 day power outage the icemaker will not start up again. It was working perfectly before the outage. I tried to make it cycle with a jumper thru the "T" & "H" holes in the unit, but nothing happened. What's the problem?

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Why on earth do you think the ice is "contaminated"?
The power outage would have to be days long to do something like that. The ice has to melt and the water has to become warm enough to grow bacteria or mold in a freezer full of frozen items.
If you just let it cycle through, it'll push out the "bad" ice cubes and you can just toss them out. The next ones will be made with fresh water.

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Kenmore side by side icemaker not working after power outage, but water at door dispencer

Pull the machine out and remove the lower back cover. Locate the water valve. With the water turned on and connected remove the 5/16" water line (the bigger one) and then have someone else press the water in the door. If the cylinoid is operating correctly it should spray water out. If it is not operating properly it should at least hum and vibrate. If that does not occur your problem lies elsewhere. As far as the smaller line (1/4") you have to manually advance the ice maker and wait for it to call for water with the 1/4" line disconnected from the valve. You can do this by getting a jumper wire, removing the cover of icemaker, which you jsut grab and pull off, and using the jumper wire insert one end of the wire into the cirle marked m and the other in the cicle marked n. Leave there until you hear a click and sometimes see a little spark behind the modular head wheel. Also if you see ice in the maker that hasn't dumper and the teeth of the icemaker are facing any direction other than two o clock position, the icemaker is bad. Also check the fill tube to be sure the no ice is blocking water from coming in.

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Ice maker quit working. Has been working good stopped making ice 2 days ago. What could be wrong?

is the fresh food section/freezer cold enough? the freezer temp operates the icemaker and if there is a refrigeration problem. the icemaker is the first thing to go out..I would check to see if water is frozen inside of icemaker mold. if no water..there could be a inlet valve problem(not letting water flow into icemaker) also, check the fill tube..this is the tube that water flows into the i/m..
if your water valve is will fill up the fill tube with ice and prevent it from coming into i/m...look here first, if blocked..use a hairdryer to open blocked ice from tube. this will allow water to flow again..and you can order a new water valve.. the icemaker itself may not be working.. if you found nothing from what I mentioned...look at possible icemaker failure. these can be started manually...remove icemaker cover and if it has a front with just one gear and little holes with letters next to them..this one you can us a jumper wires to start the icemaker...see link

Icemaker Tips

Manually starting a 'harvest' cycle:

Two basic designs of domestic, analog icemakers are most common. (Electronic models come & go from time to time - shudder - but we aren't seeing them in great numbers - yet)

Pop the front cover off yours and check the large gear front & center. If the front plate is metal, and you see a Phillips
screw in the center of this gear, that's great - you own a 'microswitch' design. This is one of the most reliable units ever made! Here's what it looks like with the front cover off:


To manually start a cycle, either grasp the ejector and rotate upward (CW fr. front), or use a screwdriver to turn the smaller gear (CCW) if yours has a slot for this. Once you turn it a short distance, you'll hear a little 'click and the unit will start to run. Make sure the ice-sensing bail has clearance to raise & lower during this test cycle.

If there's no screw, that's OK too, you own a 'modular' unit, and even though we, um, make more income from these <grin>, they're still pretty decent. Here's what a modular looks like with the front cover off:


To start a cycle with this one, don't attempt to turn the gears manually! You'll need a short piece of insulated solid copper wire, 12-14 gauge. (Just strip a 4 in. piece out of some 12-2 'romex' used in house wiring
.) Strip the ends back about ¾ in. and bend it into a 'U' shape. This wire is inserted into the holes marked 'T' and 'H' in the front of the icemaker to bypass the tstat and run a cycle. (don't insert it into any holes except 'T' & 'H' !) Remove the jumper after a few seconds (or the heater will stay on), and let it run, waiting for the fill at the end. Again, make sure the ice-sensing bail has clearance to raise & lower during your test cycle.

Note: I stress this jumper wire needs to be insulated, because you're briefly jumping 120V here. The usual precautions apply

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I have a kitchen aide side by side. Icemaker not working. Purchased new icemaker (Whirlpool 4322658A) and new optics. Old optics were bad, old icemaker mold heater burned out. New optics check out fine....

Good day,
Well your savvy, so, let's do it backwards.
Pull the power plug off of the water valve, and insert both prongs from a vom meter set at 150 Ac or higher.
Cycle the ice maker. You have time, fill is at the end of the cycle.
Just before the end of the cycle you should see 120 volts for approx. 7 seconds. Don't blink.
If you do get power, replace the valve. Jumping them will not always do the trick.
If no luck, then it has to be an ice maker issue. I've installed more than one that never worked from the time of installation.
P.S. You said the water line was not frozen. It's the fill tube that runs from the back of the machine into the ice maker that freezes and is a common problem.
If you can, remove the plastic tube from the bottom of the ice maker (it's the 1/4" inch smaller of the two if you have water in the door). You should be able to blow thru it freely. If not it's iced, problem with a filter ect.
This should be done first.

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Replaced water valve to ice maker -used jumper method on the ice maker to test - worked once then not again. checked the voltage coming in and it was 33 volts the ice maker also won't cycle with the jumper...

You need to replace the icemaker . Pt # 2198597 . When you open the freezer door . the laser flash 2 times , then pause , then 2 more times continually (normal) ? If the laser does not light at all , then icemaker is in the harvest mode ( may be stuck , replace icemaker ) . If in harvest mode , even slightly , jumper will not work .

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