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Kenmore Ice Maker Not Making Ice

I have a Kenmore Fridge Model #106.57075791. This fridge has door ice and water. No water was going to door, and no ice was being produced. I replaced the dual water inlet valve, now the door water works, but still not getting any ice.

I can't switch the wires on the dual inlet valve to test ice maker because the clips are two different sizes (unless I'm missing something).

It looks like the water supply line inside the freezer going to the ice maker may be frozen as well, though not positive.

I manually poured water into the ice trays and it cycled through fine. Can you please help me diagnose/fix this problem?

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  • fastirwin May 21, 2009

    Thanks, I ended up using a hair dryer, got the ice out, and now I have ice!

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    water line works not makeing ice

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The water that is frozen in the fill tube could have come from the old water valve that you replaced ,you got to get the ice out, the easiest way ,though not the fastest ,is to unplug fridge for 24 hrs . and leave the doors open to let it defrost, the plug back up and hopefully in 5 or 6 hrs you'll have ice

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