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Kenmore SBS ice maker quit

My ice maker will dispense water into the maker, freeze it but will not dump. I have tested the motor, thermostat, heater and all check good. The last thing I checked was the voltage which is the first thing I should have checked is just over 100 VAC on the Black & White wires coming from the freezer connector. It is also just over 100VAC on the Black & Brown wires. I checked another fridge and it a solid 120 VAC on the above mentioned points. What would cause the low voltage?

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  • sdawgs Mar 01, 2009

    Ice maker fills, freezes, but does not dump. Recently had a cube jammed in the mechanism, and had to remove it, but there doesn't seem to be a blockage now.

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