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The red blinking light is normal . it sounds like you have a whrilpool,kitchenaid or kenmore made by whirlpool. if your ice-mkr fingers are not resting in the 2 o'clock position, then your
I/M motor/module is broken. use part#8201515

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Light blinking on ice maker control switch

The red light on the right side of the freezer at the on off slide mechanism is normal and ok. I indicates the ice maker is not in a cycle at the time. It is not meant to tell the customer the unit is ok or it is not ok. Ignore the light.
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Catriver, as always your solution is great!

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite ice maker is not working & red light is blinking

Most likely a problem with the main ice making unit itself. I bought mine at ebay for $49 including shipping. Very simple to replace. You just swap the wiring harness and bottom plate. Takes about 20 minutes to do.
Make sure you do the IR led test. If you think you IR sender and receiver are bad to, $57 on ebay for the set. Most likely not your water solenoid in the lower back of frig (it gets the signal to turn on from the receiver module of the IR board.
Probably not your water filter (cuz the front water dispenser still probably works right?)
And probably not a clogged or frozen line.
Good luck. When it doubt, trust ebay!

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