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Ice maker get water for one round of icemaking then no water. I have checked the supply line and the water flows freely. I took the pump assembly out to check the filter screen. it was clogged. i took it out an soaked it in white vinegar which loosened 95% of the debri. I checked the pump action for additional particles and flushed out with clean water then reassembled. Now the pump comes on but no water comes into the tray basin. Is the pumps bad or is the tiny bushing inthe screen filter area chocked thus not allowing enough flow?

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    From the solution posted by "aborcass" , I checked the tubing leading to the Ice maker by using a "Turkey Food Baster" to pressure pump water into the maker's tray---worked fine. Aborcass mentioned the "pump action", basically the electro magnetic solenoid part of the pump. Well I did not rig any pseudo electric switch to test the pump instead my neighbor had just replaced his dishwasher of which the old one had a solenoid pump similar to the Kenmore Ice Maker unit, so I took that part and removed the electro magnet plus the plunger and spring. Then it was a simple matter of making sure the water connection was turned off, power was disconnected then remove the plate holding the electro magnetic solenoid onto the pump, pulling the plunger assembly out (carefully so as not to lose any pieces) then dropping out the old plunger and spring. Once this was done then simply insert the new spring and plunger, replace the plunger assembly into the water pump well then reattach the metal plate with the new electro magnet in place. Be sure the mount "notch" in placed such that the electrical connection fit back on easily and that the cross over ground wire is connected across from the plunger pump to the screen filter. Once all is snuggly tight reconnect any water lines - if disconnected - and the power plug then fasten back onto the back of the refrigerator, plug in the main power, maker sure the ice maker activaion lever in set to make ice then in about 30 minutes you should see your first batch of ice. By the way when reconnecting the water line to the ice maker tray I used the "Turkey Baster" to fill that line prior to reconnection to eliminate air and delays. Sure there was a slight amount of water in the tray but everything worked and now I have plenty of Ice. Total cost 1 1/2 hours of time and Zero parts cost just creative thinking.
    Thanks for the guidance Aborcass.

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    checked the pump action????its a water valve powered by 110v.se if you can rig a test cord and plug into the valve itself see if you get water then. also check to tubing leading to the ice maker for possibly being frozen, as a result of poor water flow in the first place

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Checked the pump action????its a water valve powered by 110v.se if you can rig a test cord and plug into the valve itself see if you get water then. also check to tubing leading to the ice maker for possibly being frozen, as a result of poor water flow in the first place

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