Question about Kenmore 5553 / 655532 / 55534 / 55539 Side by Side Refrigerator
I am having problems with the ice maker. No water is coming in (only to the water dispenser part) and nothing on the ice maker, the arms or anything, is moving. This happened a few months back as well but it started working again on its own after about a day.
I did the optics test and I get 2 blinks when I open the door and the solid light when I press the emitter. I squeezed the black nozzle that goes into the water fill cup and a small chunk of ice fell out, so I thought it may be clogged similar to the issue others have had. I injected some hot water with a baster but that didn't solve the problem so far. One thing I noticed when I was injecting water was that some of it was dripping out the back of the fridge where the tube goes into the freezer at the top.
I wanted to pull the nozzle and tube out like in the service manual but there isn't much give. There is no fitting that allows the tube to be removed like it shows in the manual. The tube goes right into a valve type thing at the bottom back of the fridge and I'm not sure how to remove the tube.
I tried the trick putting a jumper between T and H but nothing happened. I'm not sure whether the ejector arms are at 2:00 or 10:00 but they point away from me when looking at it mounted. I read about manually making the water go into the ice maker through the solenoid, but how do I do that?
Sorry for the long post but any help would be appreciated.
I have Ge side-by-side refrigerator. There is no water coming to the ice make but there is water dispenser is working ok. I checked with electric tester the icemaker solenoid coil not getting 110V even the arm is down.
Posted on May 06, 2008
I just used the jumper wire and it worked!! I had to press and release the light switch 3 x before the gear began moving.
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
Vik, the ejector blades should be pointing toward you in the 2:00 position when the ice maker is home. This tends to make me believe that your module is bad. Pull the ice maker out again and check the center white gear. There should be 2 clips holding it on. If one of those clips broke, the gear will not rotate right. Another thing you mentioned is that you had water on the back side where the line goes into the fill tube. You may have a frozen inlet tube too. If the tube is frozen, the pressure will force it out the back by that connection. Pulling that tube out can be a pain, try using a hair dryer if the baster not working. On this model, you can't just jump T&H to start the cycle because of the immiters. Follow these instructions to start a cycle.
To jump start the ice maker do the following: Unplug the refrigerator. With the ice maker out of it’s mount but connected to the harness use a insulated jumper wire stripped a quarter inch on each end and place the jumper in the holes marked T & H on the module. Place the ice maker with the jumper in, on the shelf with enough clearance to close the freezer door. Close the freezer door. Plug the refrigerator back in and wait 50 seconds. Now open the door and see if the module is rotating. If so remove the jumper, put the cover back on the module and place the ice maker back in its mount. The water fill should take place when the ejector blades are at the 12:00 position. Note that on some models, after you have done the aforementioned proceedure you have to press and release the light switch 3 times for the module to start.
Posted on Dec 02, 2007
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