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Kenmore Coldspot Ice maker is not working on our side by side refrigerator

Water is coming into the water dispenser. A few weeks ago, we noticed a clicking or a knocking sound in our ice maker, but we continued to get ice. Now we do not get ice or a clicking sound. What could wrong? How can a novice troubleshoot this?

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    I have the same problem...were you able to get this fixed?

  • jumpgoelncv Apr 08, 2008

    The wire bar on the ice maker has come off. I cannot figure out how it goes back on. Help

  • lamoureux May 12, 2008


  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    Kenmore side by side getting water at the door , unable to get water to ice maker. New filter installed,getting water, filter at solenoid appears clear, lines from solenoid not frozen and line from filter discharge to tray not plugged or frozen.

  • joewtsi503 Jun 23, 2008

    I have a # 56379400 Kenmore S/S....the ice maker is freezing the water and the "rotating fingers" work thru it, but it never dumps the cubes into the door tray, it just freezes up all of the water, and locks the fingers up ???





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Just above the tray that holds the ice cubes is a wire bar. If the bar is down, it will make ice. If the bar is up, it will stop making ice. When there is enough Ice in the tray, when the bar comes downm, it will hit the ice. If the bar is not completely down, no ice will be made.

I bet the bar is stuck, or you don't have a water supply to make ice (or it's plugged - de-ice the freezer).


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I have Kenmore Coldspot top freezer that is not making ice. I herad a clicking sound.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Coldspot w/Ice Maker Not Making Ice

hi LOP7,
In most cases you can easily solve this problem.
step one would be to make sure your freezer is getting cold enough. If you have icecream in your freezer is it frozen solid or is it soft. Most icemakers cycle around 0 degrees and if your freezer is not getting to 0 then it will not cycle and it will not make ice.
Step two would be to make sure you icemake is cycling. To do this simply lift the little shut off arm on your icemaker and wait about an hour then go back to the icemaker and drop the arm down. The icemaker should start going through a cycle. You should notice the arm slowly begin to raise and the ice dispencer fingers will begin to turn. Then you will hear it call for water. You may hear a humm.
If the freezer is cold enough and the icemaker is cycling that only leaves the inlet valve. replace the valve and enjoy the ice.
If the freezer is cold enought and the icemaker does not cycle, then you have a bad icemaker. Simply replace the icemaker and viola.
Third if the freezer is not cold enought 0 defrees. Then you may have a defrost problem. In this case post more info and I will be happy to help. Good luck

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore coldspot 106.556325 not making ice

could be your ice maker or your water valve

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