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Kenmore elite ice maker doesn't work MOD 53702200

Hi I have a Kenmore elite side by side. All of the sudden it stop making ice, It is 5 or 6 years old, never had a problem before. We notice that the light right next to the ice maker switch (sensor ??) is off. Water comes out through the water dispenser on the door. Please HELP

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  • Anonymous May 02, 2008


    1. I BELIEVE THE ICE MAKER SENSOR WENT OUT. HAS ANYONE HAD THIS PROBLEM, AND IF SO HOW DID YOU FIX IT.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    4 year old Kenmore side by side and the Ice Maker just quit.
    Don't speak enough foreign language to talk to the 800#
    Has anyone got theirs fix'd??



  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    My 2 year old Kenmore Elite is not dispensing ice. We're getting plenty of ice cubes but can't dispense them. I've cleaned the storage bin but the cubes just won't drop. Any ideas?

  • Cathy Zannis Mar 07, 2009

    Our Kenmore refrigerator Model # 106.56689501 is only three years old. I had the Icemaker replaced already three months ago and already it is not working again. Is there anyone out there who knows what the solution to this problem is?

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HVACRH20
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SOURCE: No water from dispenser

If the ice maker is still working then water of course isn't an issue. The water dispensor has a solenoid valve that opens to let water flow... do you hear a "click" from the back of the frige when the water lever is pushed? If not, the valve is likely bad. Another possibility is the switch behind the water lever itself is not being pressed hard enough or even broken, see if you can press the switch with your finger up inside behind the lever area (flashlight needed to see up there). If that lever isn't hitting the switch it won't work of course but it could be a bad switch too. Sometimes the little plastic pins that hold the switch in place get broken by slamming a glass into the lever over time. In other words the switch is fine but just hanging inside the door area never to be hit by the lever again. I would be good to check it by pulling the cover off that are and visually inspecting the whole back side of the lever area/switch are for broken parts. The link below may help you with parts and diagrams to see the unit better. http://www.partselect.com/KenmoreModels.aspx?ModelNum=106.54382300&searchTerm=

Posted on Nov 24, 2006

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite (106.53606202) ice maker will not dispense ice

The power was off at my huose for 12 hours. When I removed the ice bucket I saw that water condensated and was now frozen around the shaft of the ice dispenser moter. The ice was prevent edthe motor shaft from turning.. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to loosen the 2 mouting bolts of the ice dispense motor approx 1/4 turn and all is well.
My wife thinks it's a miracle and that's all that matters!!!

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite ice maker is not working & red light is blinking

Most likely a problem with the main ice making unit itself. I bought mine at ebay for $49 including shipping. Very simple to replace. You just swap the wiring harness and bottom plate. Takes about 20 minutes to do.
Make sure you do the IR led test. If you think you IR sender and receiver are bad to, $57 on ebay for the set. Most likely not your water solenoid in the lower back of frig (it gets the signal to turn on from the receiver module of the IR board.
Probably not your water filter (cuz the front water dispenser still probably works right?)
And probably not a clogged or frozen line.
Good luck. When it doubt, trust ebay!

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite refrigerator ice and water dispensers not working

check for a child lockout button it will look like a tiny padlock ,press and hold for 3 sec.(could be the freezer door light switch)

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacing the Ice dispenser motor on Kenmore elite refrigerator?

I had the same problem with our Whirlpool Gold. Which by the way was just out of warranty. The guy who repaired the problem told us that since there were so many replacement dispenser motors at different supply locations that there must be a problem. I think that the root cause is the arm in the ice holder is hard to move, and it burns the dispenser ( #2252130) motor out. Whirlpool should get to the bottom of this and offer free or reduced repairs. Motor # 2252130

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

blueextc3221
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SOURCE: H20 dispenser displays er lf

This is an error code for the icemaker fan motor.
If the control does not see a signal coming back from the fan motor you will get this error code.
Please see the image below from the service manual that explains the ER IF error code.

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The ER IF code indicates a failure of the icing fan.

You may notice slower ice production but the other fans should be okay.

You can select the ultra ice option and see if the fan toggles on.

The fan or the control is bad.

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