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Kenmore side by side fridge the ice maker is making ice but only dispences1 to2 times a day i hear and see the gear moving back and forth whats up?

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  • Nater13 Dec 13, 2016

    If the heater that is mounted to bottom of the ice mold is not energizing, the harvest will not be able to separate the cubes from the mold... MODEL NUMBER?

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SOURCE: ice maker broken

Our is broken as well. Water dispenser works.....

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SOURCE: kitchen aid superba fridge - ice maker not working .. water dispencer is

The refrigerator has a duel water valve, one for the ice-maker and one for the water dispenser (if equipped). The valve that the ice-maker relies on may be bad, or it could be the ice-maker itself. 
Another thing that could cause it would be the temperatures in the freezer. The ice-maker will not call for water until it reaches under 15 degrees. In addition, check the water tube behind the ice-maker to make sure it is not frozen, blocking more water from entering. The water does not go to the ice-maker or thru the filter unless the ice-maker turns on the water valve.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: ice maker will not dispense the ice

The auger motor and coupling in the rear may be frozen and won't turn.
Remove the ice bin.
Place a screwdriver or similar device in the forks of the auger and twist counterclockwise till it moves. The replace the ice bin and try again.
It will be difficult to move.
If that does not work. Turn off the fridge and use a hair dryer to hrat the auger gear and motor till it frees up.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ice Maker Not Working

Probably need a new ice maker, whirlpoolpartssurplus.com

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore coldspot 106.556325 not making ice

could be your ice maker or your water valve

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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