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I have a 1993 Kenmore 21 Refrigerator, model # 106.9731680. The icemaker is not working. When I first looked at the icemaker I noticed that the ejector blades were stuck in the ice at about the 4:00 o'clock position and that the ice was very high in the mold@heater assembly tray. Also noticed that the ice tray had about a half an inch of frozzen water with ice cubes inbeded in it(the ice cubes were stuck together at the top in groups of four or more). I toke off the mold@heater assembly tray and thoughed out the water and reinstalled it. Then observed that in about 10 seconds the mold@heater assembly would fill with water and start to over flow into the ice tray. I then tried to adjust the little plastic set screw on the right hand side of the module assembly(my model did not come with the ice cube size adjustment knob). NO matter witch way I turned the set screw the water still flowed for about 10 seconds and the problem would repeat itself. My main question before I go to buy parts, should I replace the Module assembly first (because it is allowing to much water flow based on some internal gear or valve problem) or should I replace the Valve/Solenoid first because it is sticking open too long? Or is their another cause of this problem that I did not consider?

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IMO, your problem is the solenoid that controls the flow of water to the ice maker. This is a very common problem on a unit that is 16 years old. If you replace the solenoid your problem should be solved.

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