Question about Kenmore 55693 Side by Side Refrigerator
I have a side by side fridge and the ice maker shut off is an infared switch instead of the common lever arm. For some reason my ice maker is making ice non-stop even if I manually flip the on/off switch plate that blocks the infared signal. Any help on what could be the problem?
Souonds like that sensor has gone bad, doenst know its full and contionues to make ice. youll need to repalce the electronic board.(they come as a kit both emitter and reciever,)
Posted on Mar 08, 2008
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Hello - If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, you can try to check the following:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
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