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Kenmore refrigerator Ice maker overfills - intermittently. (Side-by-side Model KM23CFSXS,WOW). 3 Yrs. old; Problem began after I replaced water filter, but I don't see how that could be the problem. 2 or 3 'batches' of ice O.K. then ice trays will attempt to fill twice causing an overflow. Once, I heard the ice falling into collection bin and immediately went to take a look. "Pusher' fingers were in 2nd rotation (assuming it takes a complete 1st rotation to empty ice tray and hear the ice fall) some water was already in tray and when rotation completed water fill cycle overflowed the tray. Then, while cleaning previous overflow, unit cycled again within 5/6 minutes causing a 2nd overflow. Other times I hear the ice fall, the fingers complete the cycle and then water fills the tray. All is well. Thanks in advance,

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  • opm4me May 15, 2009

    I cannot understand how a failing solder connection would cause the ice maker to refill prematurely. Wouldn't it be more likely that some mechanical part (Lever?) is sticking in the refill position?

  • opm4me May 15, 2009

    Rylee, Kenmore Model 253.44352400. How do I identify + test the WATER FILL VALVE, or do I need to follow the previous recommendation of replacing the entire module?

    Note: unit is level. Tray has no flaking. Have observed 2nd water refill a few minutes after first. Timer problem?

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Please make sure the icemaker is level, some of the plastic liner will move and allows the icemaker to tilt over and leak. Also check the fill valve, it might be staying on and over filling the icemaker. The finish sometimes comes off the icemaker body and all the ice cubes don't come out. This will allow the new water to fill on top of an icemaker that still has a ice cube or two left inside the body, if you have had trouble with black specs in your ice cubes, this may have been the beginning of your finish problem on the icemaker body.

Please tell me the model number of your refrigertor(it would be of form 110.XXXXXX or 665.XXXXXX) so that i can provide you with model specific information.

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Hi,

What I find that usually causes this is that the ice maker module circuit soldering starts wearing down and causing the overflow.
A new module should fix it, here is the one for your model:
Kenmore refrigerator Ice maker overfills - - 00219740.jpgManufacturer Part#626653

Also you would find a detailed explaination in the bellow link:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=12&newsdesk_id=34

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