Question about Kenmore 56549 / 56542 / 56544 / 56546 Side by Side Refrigerator
Ice maker stopped working. Everything looks good. Tube is wide open. Module looks ok.
Hi!!! make sure your icemaker filling tube is not blocked with ice.its where the water comes into the icemaker .it can freez on you.put a hair dryer on to the filling tube and icemaker for 30 minutes. Also you can jump start the icemaker by putting a jumper wire show in this picture .If no ice then go to the back your frig and change your water valve ..
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
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Posted on Mar 31, 2008
5' 6" Tall
32 1/2" Wide
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Posted on Aug 21, 2008
it suppose to run so long the compressor is running it goes into defrost every 8 or 10 hours or it shuts off if it reaches temp but if you can hear the compressor running and the evap fan aint running somethings definitly wrong
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
In that era they made 2 types of ice makers. If yours is the type that makes half moon ice cubes then it can be repaired.
You have to remove the ice maker. 3 screws and a wire plug. unsnap the front plastic cover. Remove the large plastic gear. You will see 4 screws one on each corner. Remove the screws and lift the plate away from the body. The ice maker must be pointed up.
You will see a small microswitch, on the right side. It has failed.
The switch is universal and most appliance houses will have a replacement.
I have made it sound simple, but it can posse problems since there are a lot of alignment issues in reassembling it. If your handy at this sort of thing you'll be O.K.
If the icemaker is the style that has a large plastic tray that the cubes are formed in, then that is another issue, and should be handled by someone who knows the icemaker.
Some appliance parts houses have someone who can perform these repairs, but unfortunately, the second style when removed, will shut the machine down completely.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2009
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Not recommended, but if you must, set it upright but don't plug in for 2 days so all fluids and oil can settle back into the compressor
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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