Question about Refrigerators
This is a kenmore side-by-side about three years old (106.56549400). Ice maker not making ice. I replaced the water valve in the back and did not fix the problem. Water is dispensing through the water dispencer so I know main feed is OK. I blew through the ice maker water feed going to ice maker to make sure it was not clogged up. I was able to blow air all the way through. I removed the ice maker (106 626663). I had manually added water to it a few days ago wondering it that would make ice. Most of that water was gone?? When I removed the plastic cover from around the motor, there was a small piece of plastic loose. It was one of the prongs holding the white plastic gear in place - could that be the problem? I don't have any way of doing much further testing and would just as soon just order another ice maker if I knew for sure that would fix the problem, but how do I know it is not the circuit board or something else?
That plastic piece it part of the ice maker module. It's broken. Will need to replace that module and ice maker thermostat (bimetal) for best repair. If you do this repair you will also need food grade silicone grease (glob) to make a good contact between the thermostat and mold. It this sounds to complicated then just replace the whole icemaker and that will fix your problem.
Posted on Oct 08, 2007
I had the same problem. Fridgetech was very helpful. In addition to ebay I found www.filtersfast.com to have a very good price on 2198597. Also read the tech sheet for ice maker diagnostics (Attached to the inside of the plastic cover at the bottom of your fridge) to make sure nothing else is broken.
Posted on Apr 25, 2010
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