Kenmore Model # 106.53504300
Dispenser Motor Part # 2188384
Machine stopped making ice.
No sounds at all.
All signs ppoint toward motor failure.
How involved is replacement and installation?
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Re: Replacing Icemaker Motor
This is an easy diy job.
remove ice bucket
remove 4 screws holding motor housing in place
loosen and remove motor coupling ( this is the hardest part of the job) the coupling is a left hand thread so removing is opposite of what your accustomed to. Its right loosey instead of lefty loosey. to break the coupling loose it is easier to hit the edge of it with a hammer to break it loose from the threads and then it will or should spin off by hand.
remove the 3 or 4 screws securing the motor
change wires from old motor to new motor one at a time to keep from wiring it wrong
reassemble in reverse order
the coupling when reinstalled is self tightening so just spin it on hand tight and it will tighen the rest of the way on its own.
if I can be of further assistance please ask thanks Peyton
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I can think of two possible problems. The ice has frozen together and will not allow the ice screw to push the ice out the dispenser. Or the motor for the ice screw is broken.
1. Shut off icemaker with lever at icemaker
2. Remove ice container (either throw away ice or save in another container).
3. Put back empty ice container.
4. Leave ice maker off for about an hour.
5. After an hour , check if motor is working by trying to dispense ice. You should not expect any ice but you should hear the motor /auger moving.
A) If you do not hear any thing , you need to get your motor replaced.
B) If you hear the motor , mostlikely you had an ice dam which prevented the ice dispense from working..You can turn you icemaker on.
One is the icemaker will leak on the auger motor and freeze it up as you
describe. If this is the problem the ice will be very solid (hard ice). If this
is the case check to see if the tube that feeds the icemaker water is clogged
with ice and if so remove the ice and replace the water valve. If not the
icemaker may be overflowing, which is still most likely due to a bad water
The other thing that will cause this is an air leak. If it is an
air leak the ice will be frosty more like snow than hard ice. But even so it
will still cause the auger not to work. If this is the case check the little
flap that opens and closes to let ice through the door to see if it is closing
properly. Then check the door gasket to see if it is sealing properly.
Turning the temp. down shouldn't help nor hurt your problem.
Hi, The first step you need to do is to turn the water off to the refrigerator so it quits making until you get it fixed. If your fridge has the control boards in each side of the freezer cabinet that controls the icemaker, then you have a failed board. If you have a standard icemaker with the metal shutoff arm then you have a failed motor module in the icemaker. You can remove the icemaker and unplug the wiring connector from it so you can leave the water on to the dispenser.
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the ticking noise is the icemaker motor. during ice harvest there is a time whne the icemaker motor "stalls" out against the ice before the ice releases into bucket. its during this time the motor is making the noise. this is a sign of motor gear wear. the motor module on the front of your icemaker needs replacing the part number is 8201515 and should run 60-80 dollars. this part is easily replacable. remove front i/m cover and there are 3 phillips screws that hold the module in place.
Hope this answers your question. any furhter questions just leave a comment here and I'll be glad to assist any way I can.. Peyton
Oviously you need water first. You'll have to check that the fill valve is opening and that the water is making it to the icemaker. Make sure the fill tube that feeds the water from the back of the frige to the icemaker is not frozen. Be aware, just because you get water at the dispenser doesn't mean the valve to the icemaker is ok. If you are getting water, you need to check that the icemaker is not jammed, sometimes ice can fall back into the icemaker, or get caught in the ejector. You may need to remove the icemaker and run the mold under hot water to melt the ice. If it was jammed, you'll need to check that the fill level is correct to prevent it from happening again, both too much water and too little water can cause problems. There is a heater that helps loosen the ice from the mold, because of that there is a thermal fuse to prevent it from over heating. It will be molded into the wiring harness supplying power to the icemaker. If you have continuity through the fuse it's ok. If you don't the heater shorted and you will need both a new icemaker and that wiring harness.
Should be no longer than 24hrs. Is the freezer good and cold.. has to reach a certain temp before icemaker activates.
Might take little longer if you put a lot of warm things in freezer or refrig. when you made the change.
Is there any water or ice in the icemaker itself? Water may not be getting to icemaker
call them back out if it dont work soon thats what warrantys for :0)