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ICE MAKER AND WATER SUPPLY DOES NOT WORK

The ice maker and water is not working. There is a clack noise as if a switch was tripping. I have exactly the same problem lew223 except I have a Kenmore Model #59658692890.

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It's the relay snapping..maybe it's hot, or bothered, and needs to be replaced. it's usually at the bottom of the unit, and not hard to get too..

kenmore parts are at www.sears.com

Posted on Feb 19, 2008

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I lifted the switch to turn ice maker off, left it like that for a couple of hours, then turned it back on. I checked it a couple of hours later....Making ice now....


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