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Model #55606400, Kenmore Elite. Ice maker has stopped making ice. We replace filter, took removable ice been our & cleaned, yet still no ice. Prior to it stopping making ice we heard a clicking sound every 4 seconds or so. Now no ice and no sound.

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  • gnrogers99 Jun 22, 2009

    Thanks for your info; however, it's not clicking anymore, and water comes out of the dispenser fine. Any other suggestions?

  • gnrogers99 Jun 22, 2009

    Good advice.



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If the clicking was coming from behind the fridge near the floor check your starter/overload relay.

Before testing the compressor relay, unplug the refrigerator to avoid an electrical shock hazard. Also, if the compressor uses a capacitor, it must be discharged into a 20-ohm wire wound resistor. To avoid the risk of electrical shock, touch the leads of the resistor to the leads of the capacitor.
The compressor relay starts the compressor. A fault relay can result in the compressor failing to cycle on. The relay is accessed from the lower rear of the refrigerator. The compressor is labeled "A", the relay is located in the terminal box which is located at the position labeled "B".

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The compressor relay can be accessed by removing the terminal cover box. The cover is held on by tension or with a retaining clip.


Beneath the terminal cover is found the compressor relay (labeled "A" below), overload protector (labeled "B") and the electrical terminals of the compressor moModel #55606400, Kenmore Elite. Ice - 81fee8a.jpg> 81fee8a.jpg

Remove the compressor relay by pulling it straight off from the compressor.
Pull the wire off of the side terminal of the relay. It is connected with a slip on connector. Firmly pull the connector, do not pull on the wire. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Inspect the connector and terminal for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.
There are two types of relays you may encounter, wire coil and solid state. If the relay has an exposed wound wire coil it can be tested for continuity. Otherwise, the relay is of solid state design and requires specialized equipment for testing.

Test the compressor relay for continuity using a multitester. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X1.
With the relay upside down, place the probes into the terminals labeled "S" and "M". The multitester should display a reading of zero ohms, indicating continuity (or if using aModel #55606400, Kenmore Elite. Ice - 11fb715.jpg tester, it should light up).


With the probes still in place, turn the relay over. You should hear the click of the magnetic switch engaging. The multitester should now display an ohm reading of infinity (or the tester should not light up).
Turn the relay upside down again, place the probe Model #55606400, Kenmore Elite. Ice - af54f18.jpgterminal and place it on the side terminal labeled "L".


The multitester should now display a reading of zero ohms (continuity). Turn the relay over and the reading should change to infinity.
WitModel #55606400, Kenmore Elite. Ice - 13d822d.jpg upside down place one probe on the "L" terminal and the other probe on terminal labeled "M".


The multitester should display a reading of zero ohms. Turn the relay over and the reading will stay the same, zero ohms.
If the compressor relay does not pass all of these tests, it should be replaced.

You may also want to check that black rubber inlet tube thats just above theice maker, its mounted on the inside of the freezer ceiling, that maybe blocked with ice. Look up inside there and see, you can also squeezeit, should squeeze easily if its not clogged.
if that doesnt solve ur issue...

That motor has a clutch assembly in it, and if the load is too much, itwill slip, and make that clicking noise. The reason it went bad can beseveral things. one of which is the mold heater that releases the iceis bad, or one of the contacts,the cavity the ice cubes are make in start to go bad, and bits of the metal from there will start getting into the cubes.
the white plastic gear shud be somewhat worn. Reset the thing, put all backtogether and watch it closely - the rake arm shud rotate and stop whenhitting the ice. as the heater (to unseat the ice priorto sweeping) is not working properly so the rake arm wud stop right on theice, make a few clicking noise, overheat and shut itself down.
regarding the wiring.....
The BROWN goes to the water inlet-valve. BLACK is power the WHITE is neutral the GREEN is groundl

if all the above fails...... its time to call the manufacturer...... if i were u i wud get a new icemaker at ebay for 50$

if u feel i ve been of help..... kindly rate my service.......
good luck.......

Posted on Jun 22, 2009


    Get a thermometer and see how cold it is in there.
    If your freezer is fewer than 17 degrees F, it won't make ice. The
    freezer temperature setting may be too high or the thermometer is
    broken and not calibrated correctly. If adjusting the temperature fails
    to work, call a Kenmore technician.

    Use an ohm meter to test for coil continuity. If
    the ohm meter shows there is no continuity, then you will need to
    replace the water inlet valve.

    take a look at the tube that transports the water
    from the water line to the ice maker. If the tube is iced over, ice
    could be blocking it. Soak a towel in hot water and wrap it around the
    tube until it defrosts. Listen for the flow of water.

    take a hair dryer and heat up the inlet

    water line inside the freezer and turn up the heat in the freezer

    and it shud start cranking away dropping new cubes......

    If the water is running through the tube and no
    ice is being produced, the tube may have a leak. Look for icicles or
    thick patches of ice on the tube; those can signal the location of a

    Freezer temperature also plays a role in the ice maker's
    functionality. The freezer must be set at 8 degrees F or below for the
    ice maker to cycle properly. Check the thermostat,


    Turn your refrigerator around to look at the back
    side to see if water is getting to the water inlet valve behind the
    fridge. If the water is not properly connected, there's no water to
    make ice.

    these cud be the only reasons that might coz ur ice maker not produce ice.... if ur still not getting ice... its time to call kenmore....

    kindly rate my service...... good luck..... have a nice day



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