KENMORE REF: MODEL 596.52673200
The line is not frozen, I already checked it by cutting & reconnecting the supply line using a connector part. After cutting it, I blew through the tubing and it appeared clear.
I waited for about 12 hours to see if its going to make but still no sign of ice being made. I suspect that the problem is the water valve because no water is being sent to the ice maker itself. Before I replace the valve, is there any other parts that I need to check?
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Re: DOES NOT MAKE ICE
Yes. remove the cover of the icemaker. if you have brown head on the ice maker with a large white gear in the center, look to make sure both tabs in the center of gear are intact. you should not be able to move this gear at all. if you can the the icemaker isnt tell the valve to put any water in it. replace icemaker head. if it is tight, no movement at all then replace water valve
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The fan unit behind the wall inside the freezer may have frozen over.
Even though you see no ice inside the shell of the freezer, it can still have blocks of ice behind the back wall.
So remove the 3-4 screws holding the back wall, remove it and check on the ice there.
Make sure it is completely defrosted or ice melted before reconnecting. Leave the wall off while you connect it to make sure the small fan is kicking in.
IF the fan does not kick in. you can get a replacement for $15-$20 at any fridge parts supply house. It is easy to disconnect and reconnect.
Don't know what is the model number of your fridge. 1.Need check electric water valve under the fridge. If that fridge made by GE (Kenmore just a Sears brand name and they use several others manufacturers for refrigeration), usually it's a frozen plastic water supply line inside freezer door. You could unplug fridge for 24 hours (you have to put food from freezer to other freezer).
Ice inlet tube may be frozen up inside of Fridge. Thaw it out with a hair blower. Shut of water supply and disconnect the water line that goes into the back. Use a flexable item at the connection to see if will go all the way through to the icemaker. I used a zip tie.
If you still don't have water going to the icemaker, you may need to replace the "Water Inlet Valve" at bottom back right of your Fridge. Easy to Do.
Is the freezer cold enough? Should be close to 10 degrees.
Is there water or ice in the ice mold? If not put water in
it and see if it dumps the ice after it’s frozen.If there is ice, lift the cut off arm and let
it drop to see if it will start.
If it does dump the ice but don’t refill with water.
Try swapping the wires on the dual water inlet valve. Then
try the water dispenser. The water should go to the ice maker. This will tell
you weather or not the ice maker valve is working and if the line is clear.
The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice
maker needs water. If the valve doesn't seal good because of sediment or wear
it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube
it will freeze.You can take the water
line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
"Fuzzy Ice on the back wall" yep, this sounds like a defrost system problem. You say you cleaned this fuzzy ice but, the real ice is behind that wall. I would get it fixed but call several service people and get a price. My guess is that once the defrost system is working then the Ice maker will work. If the freezer is not getting cold enough then the Ice maker won't work.
Now, the drain can cause a problem too but this is an easy fix. Pull out the bottom drawer in the freezer, look in the back under the cooling coils and you should see the drain hole. Keep this area clear of Ice and any thing else. Some tubing with a little air pressure will usually clear any blockage. A little hot water down that drain won't hurt. The water should drain to the a plastic pan under the Ref. Take the front grate off at the bottom of the Ref, look in the pan to make sure it went through.
Water fill tube above I/M is probably frozen up. Remove I/M and see. If so, use spray bottle to melt out ice. Unplug and replug in ref when done to reset ice level sensor or it still won't work. If no ice blockage then I/M is bad and needs replacing.
make sure you have enough stock in your ref. for the supplied water for ice maker not to be frozen. or if sometimes you have less supply inside your ref., then put some gallons of water and stock it in your ref. and in your thermostat steady to the lowest setting.