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Kenmore 106-55539400 will not make Ice

My ice maker has a light sensor that shines a red beam across the ice bin (located on door), however, the red light just blinks. The refrig was without power for about one month, so I know the line is not frozen, nor nothing is obstructing it from making ice. The water dispenser on the door is working fine. I have replaced the filter, reset it and it is showing "good". I have also pressed the "Ice Acceler2" button, but NO ice. what else can I test? If I need to replace, how do I do it?


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It sounds like your optic card. My friend fixed his by looking at this site.
http://www.anyonecanfixit.com/icemaker_optics.htm

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