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New ice maker should have came with a replacement harness if this head fits multiple frigs, if this is a direct replacement and harness dose not match the other end then suppler may have gave you wrong part.

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Ice maker do not have an internal fuse, the fuse is in the cord, If the is blown the heater in the ice maker got to hot. You will need a wiring harness and a thermostat for the ice maker.

Mar 14, 2015 | Refrigerators

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Why does my ice maker not get cold enough to produce ice? I have a Samsung RFG297HDRS French Door refrigerator. Everything is functioning except for the ice maker. Water is getting into the ice maker

Ok Randy, Lets fix it.

My name is Peter. I am a retired refrigeration field service technician.

You are not getting cooling air to your ice maker freezer compartment. Once again Samsung - bad design - put a ice maker in the fresh food section.

So, you have a ice maker enclosed next to the fresh food section where the recommended temperature setting is 35-40 degrees F.
Where as your recommended freezer temperature is +2/-2 degrees F.

There is a air damper/vent from the bottom freezer in the back of your ice maker housing. Lets remove the ice maker to check for ice build up. On the left hand side of the housing on the wall there is a long narrow cover plate. This is where you connector harness is located. There are 2 screws holding the front end in and a tong and groove tab in the back. Remove the cover plate.

Now, pull the harness out.

Lets remove the ice maker assembly. There are two screws in the front end securing the ice maker to the top of the casing. These screws are recessed. They are either Philips heads or hex heads (1/4"). If they are hex head, he recessed hole diameter is small. Some hex head hand tools will not fit. A screw gun will work or a small outside out side diameter hex head hand tool.

Remove these screws. In the back in each corner is a tong & groove. Pull forward to release the ice maker. Using a small flat head screw driver wedge the wire harness to release. Set the ice maker aside.

Inspect the air vent/damper for ice build up. Use a hair dryer to defrost.

I do not believe you have a automatic damper controlled by a thermistor (temperature sensor). If you do, Remove the damper assembly. Get your multi-meter. Set your meter to the lowest Ohm reading (Omega on your meter) Touch the two probes on your meter together, you meter should read 1.0. Disconnect the 2 motor contacts. On the motor place one probe on one contact and one probe on the other contact. If the meter still reads 1.0 the motor is bad. If the meter reads 0-50 Ohms the motor is good.

If there is no ice buildup & the damper motor checks out, replace the temperature sensor.

You will find getting the wiring back into the side panel will be a little difficult. As usual, Samsung is not service friendly.

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Hi the icemaker stopped working. the cold air is still blowing but no water. not sure what new parts to order. whirlpool model # ED5FHEXNS00. Please can you advise!!

It could be your ice maker itself, as a small clock type motor rotates a cam that operates a micro switch that then operates a water solinoid valve for a certain period of time to fill the ice tray. It could be the solinoid as that is a electro magnet with a coil of wire that could go open. Check to see if the vanes in the ice maker is actually turning. The ice maker is sold as a unit that fits most boxes, as that is pretty universal in most refrigerators. It is held in place by two clamp screws and connected via a harness.

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Hello. I have a Kenmore Elite side by side refrigerator, model# 106.50502990. It was manufactured in March of 2000. The ice make broke and I need a replacement. The ice maker part# I got is 4317943. ...

4317943,i looked it up it says that this is the ice maker for your machine,do you know that it comes with different harnesses,or take off the old harness and put it on the new ice maker,it does have 4 wires on each harness,i just called sears for you and the guy i talked with says that's the ice maker for your machine and there's no substitutes for it,that should be your ice maker

Oct 19, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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I have had 3 ice makers installed in my fridge all have gone out unsure what to do to fix this problem if the icemaker just needs replaced or if there is something else causing my ice maker not to work

there may be a short in the wiring somewhere causing the ice maker to malfunction.I would try one more ice maker kit and replace all the components of the ice maker.
then have all the wiring checked.

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it sound like the the module on ice maker is broken on etheir case is better to repl the ice maker just remove the 3 screws on ice maker 2 on top 1 on bottom unplug wire harness install the new one same way part number is 4317943 this is a ice maker for all whirlpools one fits all that is if you are getting wtr ok let me know

Oct 15, 2008 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

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Dispenser in door inop

i would look to the wire harness under hinge(its hidden in a plastic webbing), 7 or 8 wires running through hinge creating a pinch point and shearing wire(s), only solution offered by kit aid is door replacement (harness not available, molded into door) but at close to $700 for a new door, some well placed solder mends to the connections will work quite well( wire nuts to big)

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