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Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator Ice Maker not working.

So then our model 106.56543400 Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator's ice maker is not making ice. This has happened before, but it was always because a piece of ice would be stuck in the white teeth-like things in service tray (the trap door at the top of the freezer where the ice falls out), and it would start making ice again once the ice was pulled out. This time however, there's no ice in the service tray. I tried to feel for any ice stuck under the teeth but there isn't any. The teeth aren't budging when I try to move them either.

I found a similar question here at http://www.fixya.com/support/t210332-kenmore_side_side_refrigerator_ice_maker , but then the model's different so I'm not sure if the solution is the same. The best solution there by fridgetech says
''If no ice in the tray pull up on the ejector blade (don't worry youwon't break it) turn clockwise to start the ice maker thru a cycle. Theejector blade is the long white bar with fingers on it that run thelength of the tray. Once it completes a cycle it should fill withwater. If no water then either the fill tube is frozen over and willneed to be defrosted or the water valve is bad.''

If the teeth that I described are the ejector blades, I'm not sure which way to turn them since they are facing forward (since I'm not sure which way is clockwise). Also where would the fill tube and water valve be located?

Sorry, I'm not very good with appliances (still in high school). Thanks for any help.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ice Maker Problem, Side by Side Refrigerator

Thanks for the question There is a water valve just for the ice maker so the problem could be there if you have a volt meter you can check the valve what you can do to check the valve reverse the wires onthe valve and push your water dispenser if no water goes into your ice maker . you have a bad valve replace thanks for the question The appliance doc

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: refrigerator ice maker stopped working

Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why ice makers do not work.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

canwoodjc
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SOURCE: Kenmore Model:106.56612500 side by side

cheapest and up,, check for a frozen water line, defrost the entire unit, any of the components can be iced up, once defrosted,, if you still have a problem, then check the inlet valve ,

Posted on Jul 22, 2011

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Directions for testing an icemaker water inlet valve.

Before you begin to test your icemaker's water inlet valve, make sure you disconnect the appliance's power supply. The easiest way to do this is to unplug the unit from the wall. Alternatively, you could trip the appropriate switch in the circuit breaker panel, or you could remove the appropriate fuse from your home's fuse box.
Locate your icemaker's water inlet valve, it is typically located behind a refrigerator. Gently pull your refrigerator away from the wall. You may want to place scraps of carpet, of some other soft material below the fridge to prevent damage to the floor. Turn of the water valve's water supply by closing the shut-off valve in the waterline leading to the water valve. Remove the lower access panel on the back of the refrigerator using a screwdriver or a nut driver.



  1. Place a container under the valve to catch any water that may spill from the water valve and its fill tube. Remove the water valve's fill tubing. Loosen the flare nut on the brass fitting that is found on the inlet side of the water valve. You can use a wrench to loosen the flare nut.


  2. Your water inlet valve is held in place on your refrigerator by means of a metal bracket. Use a screwdriver or a nutdriver to remove the screw that holds the water valve's bracket to the refrigerator cabinet. Gently pull the water valve out of the cabinet, and remove the tube from the outlet port.


  3. There are two wires connecting to the terminals of your water inlet valve. If yours is a double solenoid water valve, it will have four wires. Be sure to label each wire so that you know where to reconnect them later. Firmly grasp the metal connector of the wires in order to remove the wires. You may need to use a pair of needle-nosed pliers. Do not pull on the wires themselves.


  4. Set your multitester to the R X 1 ohms setting to test for continuity. Place each of the multitester's leads on a terminal. Your multitester should display a reading between 200 and 500 ohms. Closely examine your water inlet valve. The exact ohm resistance rating you should test for may be marked on the valve.


  5. If the test you conduct with your icemaker water inlet valve does not produce these results, then you should replace the component.

Here is a link to the water valve in case you find that it is bad.

Posted on Jul 22, 2011

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