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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.

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replace the icemaker fill switch in the icemaker its self its a micro switch behind the gold panel on the front of the icemaker

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Either the inlet valve is stuck or the icemaker solenoid is shored.

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SOURCE: My Kenmore S106 626636 Ice Maker is not producding ice.

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 your fill tube you might have an ice build up on the end
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