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How to hookup waterline to Kenmore Ice Maker

Can you please give me detailed instructions on how to hookup a waterline to my Kenmore Ice Maker? Also, can you tell me where to see a visual guide, I can understand much better by seeing a picture.


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Your motor module is bad on the ice maker. It is located on the left side when mounted in the refrigerator. It is under the White Cover over the end. It is brown in color. To verify the correct problem, the ice stripper arm in the ice maker that turns and pushes the ice out of the mold, should be pointing up towards you when it is in the mounted in the refrigerator. I call it the 2 O'clock position. If the ice stripper arm is pointing another direction, it is broken. I sell the module on Ebay as username, themackshack. My parts are genuine factory parts. Good luck!, Mack

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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Pull the front cover off the ice maker and force a harvest to see if you now get water. Also if the freezer is not 10 degrees or less it will not cycle. Jump "T" to "H" with a pice of wire stripped back 1/4" on each end. You only need a very short piece of wire. Leave it in the two holes for 15 seconds to see if a harvest will happen and if it will again fill with water.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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I just resolved an issue with my kenmore elite side by side refrigerator icemaker (model 106).
It was expensive because I took the long road to fixing the unit myself.

My problem: No water going up to the freezer water dispenser into the icemaker but the water in front of the door working just fine.

-first thing i tried was the simplest. The Internet is clogged with this miracle fix of using a hair dryer to melt the frozen water line going to the dispenser output. This is highly unlikely for our model since the water line is protected within the refrigerator frame.

-2nd thing I replaced my water filter (thinking that there wasn't enough water pressure to trigger the solenoid valve. $40, and still no luck.

-3rd thing was I tested for voltage going to the solenoid. No voltage going to solenoid, so I wasted $30 for a new solenoid.....still no water.

-4th thing was I ordered a new IR sensor and receiver (since the reciever end is where the relay that sends the voltage to the solenoid to turn on and allow water to go up to the dispenser).
My IR sender and receiver appeared to be working flakey.
Installed, still no water. $58 BUCKS ON EBAY (EVERYWHERE ELSE $100+)

-I finally removed the freezer front little white door, I TURNED OFF THE FREEZER SWITCH SO NO VOLTAGE WAS PRESENT, removed the release latch underneath the freezer unit and disconnected, and removed the freezer unit to inspect it further.
When I removed the protective white cover that covers the mechanical wheel, I had a few parts come flying out of it. Turns out that the wheel accessories were damaged. THERE ARE NO REPAIRABLE PARTS ON THE FREEZER UNIT. I FOUND ONE ON EBAY FOR $39 BUCKS + $9 SHIPPING! $48 BUCKS, SWAPPED THE HARNESS AND BOTTOM COVER, AND IN 20 MINUTES, I WAS BACK IN BUSINESS. STARTED MAKING ICE IN ABOUT A HALF HOUR!!!!!

when in doubt, replace the freezer unit for $48 bucks! 7 out of 10 times it will fix your problems. All techs replace the IR set at the same time too which will set you back another $58 bucks.
Good luck! ;)

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Difference in waterline hookup between old and new icemakers

this is so often the case with some of the larger companeys. there are only two types of connections for these water lines. 1st is a compression fitting 1/4 inch 2nd is a push lock style also 1/4 inch. Both styles can be purchased at any large hardware store. they should be with pipe supplies. Hope this helps and good luck.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I hooked up my refrigerator and my ice maker to

i had the same problem one time and there was something obstructing the fan under my frig and i blew thru it to icemaker with compressed air and it started working

Posted on May 17, 2009

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