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Have Kenmore model 106.8609380 serial E01427191. It has an intermittent problem. It still cools great, so I still keep it around. I check its operation once or twice a day to make sure it is working. Sometimes I find it not running (the light is still functioning) and I physically ''thump'' the front of the icemaker with my fist, and it kicks on the compressor. There is a plug/receptacle from the icemaker to the cabinet that I figured is loose. I have checked it several timess, looking for a loose connection, but don't see any problem. It will run normally for days sometimes with no issues. Other times, it has to be thumped 2x a day or more to make it kick on.

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This is going to be a loose connection, that you already know. The trick is finding it! It will require a bit of time to get into the back and get to the compressor unit and check the connections there. You need to go through the connections and check every where you can get to. The thermostat and all the connections in all the locations you can get to.
Take the time to turn the wire nuts that have wire in them. Give them the 'tug test', pull on the wire and make sure they don't come out. Start right where the power cord comes into the back. You may want to unplug while you do this.

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