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No 110 volt to icemaker

My Kenmore 106.56542400 is not making ice, wont start harvest cycle when jumpering T and H.
Tried removing ice maker and plugging to 110 and tuns OK.
Measuring voltage to ice maker and won´t get any.
Why could be the reason to not having 110V to the ice maker??
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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    curiostiy here, do you have a metal arm to turn on/off ice amker or is it electrical senssor on either side of freezer wall?

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Additional info:
it has an infrared beam, so on both side walls has an eye. Also on the right side there is an on/off switch.
Apparently the eyes work Ok because pilot light blinks when the door is open and is solid when I move the plastic arm that cuts the beam.

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