Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
The water flows into the form which is very cold and the water in contact
with the form freezes first creating a frozen outer surface to the cube. The
top of the cube is open to the air not yet frozen completely when the ice is
ejected into the ice box prematurely. The still liquid water with the center
leaks out through the yet to freeze top.
To correct this the timer needs to be set for a longer period (needs more time to freeze) or the temperature in the freezer needs to be turned up.
Air in the line to the freezer (you indicated filter change) will cause this.
If the thermostat for the icemaker has failed - it will eject the ice prematurely too.
One last thing... the heat exchanger under the front of the refigerator (or on the back--depending on model) need to be vacuumed of all dust that accumlates which can make the refrigerator less efficient and the ice not freeze fast enough.
Let a few batches be made, and take note if the cubes are full.
It is likely air in the line - until it is purged - the water timer only opens for a specific time - not water amount. Air in the line will not allow the tray to fill with water.
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Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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Nov 15, 2015 | Refrigerators
Hello - If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, please check these, in this order:
It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these: If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire. If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire. In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again.
Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.
When was the last time the filter was changed? Most side-by-side filters are recommended to be change approximately every 6-9 months depending on your water usage and frequency. A clogged water filter or a blocked supply water valve may also lead to low ice production.
The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts!
Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary. The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.
Should these suggestions prove to be ineffective, contact a professional to diagnose the unit.
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