Kenmore Icemaker does not usually cycle into dump position.
It will cycle a dump sometimes, but does not most of the time. Usually have to manually cycle the dump by flipping the metal bail on the side down all the way against the plastic body. Fills with water fine after a dump, but usually, after filling, it does not trip the metal bail on the side down far enough like it should so that it will trigger the next dump cycle.
It's a Kenmore Mod. 106.77992791 refrigerator. Serial EH 2513967. MFG. 6-'98.
The Ice maker is an IM #S 106 626636. LR 5010. MFG 5-12-'98.
You probably have the back side of the I/M hitting the fill tube and pushing the white cup at the end of the I/M in some, which would put pressure on the arm and not let the arm fall down free during a cycle.
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Check the the part called the cube rake. Its usually a white plastic piece with fingers that point to each cube mold. Its suppose to push the cubes out during the cube dump cycle. It sounds like a few of the fingers may be broken and not turning properly on the shaft to extract the cubes out of the icemaker. The rake should push the cubes out during the cycle.
This sometimes happens with my KitchenAid ice maker. Usually there is a piece of ice stuck on the side where the sensor is that causes the ice to drop. I usually carefully chip away at any ice that is stuck. Once the stuck ice is removed, the ice maker works fine.
Note that the temperature in the freezer must be below 10 degrees F for the icemaker to cycle. The icemaker line is the smaller line (1/4") located in the back of the machine that runs from the valve to the filll tube. To test the valve and icemaker you have to manually advance the ice maker and wait for it to call for water with the 1/4" line disconnected from the valve. You can do this by getting a jumper wire, removing the cover of icemaker, which you jsut grab and pull off, and using the jumper wire insert one end of the wire into the cirle marked "M" and the other in the cicle marked "N". Leave there until you hear a click and sometimes see a little spark behind the modular head wheel. Also if you see ice in the maker that hasn't dumper and the teeth of the icemaker are facing any direction other than two o clock position, the icemaker is bad. Before doing any of the above though check the fill tube to be sure the no ice is blocking water from coming in.
ICEMAKERS OFTEN STOP DUE TO A WARMER THAN USUAL FREEZER TEMPERATURE. MEASURE THE TEMP AND IF IT IS UNDER 10 DEGREES F. IT SHOULD BE DUMPING ICE. (IT WOULD HAVE FASTER PRODUCTION IF SET TO O DEGREES.) IF IT HAS A "NO WATER" PROBLEM YOU WILL HEAR IT HUM FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT CYCLES BUT DOESN'T DUMP ICE. THE EASY WAY TO CHECK FOR A 'NO WATER' PROBLEM IS TO TIE A 10 INCH OR SO PIECE OF LIGHT TWINE ONTO THE SHAFT AND CHECK IN A FEW HOURS TO SEE IF THE SHAFT IS WINDING THE TWINE UP ONE TURN PER CYCLE. IF TEMP IS COLD ENOUGH AND IT IS CYCLING THEN THERE IS NO WATER GETTING TO THE ICEMAKER. POUR A CHARGE OF WATER IN THE TRAY/MOLD AND IT MAKES ICE AND DUMPS ONLY THE ONE LOAD IS ANOTHER WAY OF CHECKING. THE NEXT MOST LIKELY PROBLEMS MIGHT BE A WATER LINE FROZEN DUE TO A SUPER COLD FREEZER OR A BAD SOLENOID VALVE. I HAVE NOT SEEN IT BUT I WOULD CHECK THE WATER FILTER ALSO. IF THIS DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM-YOU NEED TO GET THE MODEL NO. AND SERIAL NO. OFF OF THE NAMEPLATE. I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TAKEN IT FROM THE BOOKLET AND YOU ARE SHORT SOME DIGITS.
HOPE THIS HELPOUT , GOOD LUCK IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM
As long as the ice trays are filling with water, it's not actually the function of the ice maker to make ice. Ice simply forms because the freezer compartment is cold.
The icemaker's function is to sense when ice is formed in the trays and to dump the ice into its container.
This requires the use of a thermostat to sense the water/ice temperture and 'tell' the icemaker when it's time to dump the ice.
During the dump cycle, a heater briefly comes on as the arm swings through the ice cube compartments to assist in loosening the ice cubes and make them easy to dump.
If the icemaker is filling with water but you get no ice, I suspect that either the control circuit (thermostat, relays, and wiring) is not 'telling' the heater to come on, or the heater is burned out.
Some units also have a timer circuit such that both the timer contacts and the thermostat contacts must be close in order to initiate a dump cycle (i.e., it must be time to dump and the water in the cubicles must be frozen).
A skilled homeowner could make these repairs, but if you don't feel comfortable taking your icemaker apart and testing the components, I advise leaving the job to a qualified repairman.
Unfortunately your icemaker is showing classic signs of failure and it is time to replace it. You will need to go to www.sears.com and go the the parts tab. You will need the actual number off of the refrigerator tag. It usually has three numbers, a period and then 6 to 9 more numbers. Once there you will be able to locate and purchase the icemaker you need. It is a simple replacement and will work like a champ when you are done.
sounds like the flap that u can usually hear once the ice has stoppped coming out it sounds like a pop or thud ...what happens is the magnet goes bad and keeps the ice maker constantly open to the outside air causing ice melting and massive ice cubes.....usually a costly repair...check and lemme know
your refrig has a built in bypass in the filter housing so yes it will work with out a filter in place. if you have not replaced your filter in the last 6 months that is likely the problem. Hollow cubes are usually a sign of not enough water getting into the icemaker then it cycles too fast and harvests hollow cubes.
when the hollow cubes fall into your bucket they bust and put water in with your cubes freezing them together. so by solving your water supply problem you'll solve most of your icemaking issues..