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Ice machine and water not working properly after changing filter

This is a Kenmore side by side model #106.53664300 serial number SP333208 manufactured 08/2003. After changing the water filter the ice maker no longer is making ice. Water is available but will not cut off immediately once the glass has been removed from the lever.

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  • ToddZ Mar 18, 2009

    I too have a whirlpool-manufactured Kenmore refigerator with in-door icemaker. All was well recently until my water filter needed replacement. I removed the water filter for a few days while waiting for my new ones to be delivered. In-door water worked fine without hte filter in place. When I received the new OEM filters all seemed well and in-door water stillw orked fine, but the ice maker never filled. I downloaded the repair manual for the ice maker and went through all diagnostics and manually initiating harvest, but no water refill would ever occur. There is not an ice blockage at the ceiling inlet either (which is a common problem on these models, I believe). It's possible that my problems are coincidental though, as I don't feel the ice mold getting that warm during a harvest (and I can't imagine how a filter change would possible break the ice mold heater). I'm not sure if I need a new ice maker module, or if I also need a new ice maker fill valve/relay.


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