I have a Kenmore Coldspot Model 106.72862101. I recently had the ice maker replaced and now the trays are no longer filling with water. I called the people that put the ice maker in and they said that the pumps sometimes go bad after a new ice maker is installed. They said they could replace it for $154.00 parts and labor. I found my refrigerator on Sears Parts Direct and it appears the part they refer to as the Valve Solenoid is the same as the pump. Can you tell me if I'm correct before I order the part? Also, can I replace this myself if I'm far less than a plumber?
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Re: ice maker pump
That sounds like a company thats not willing to back there work if you ask me. Im to assume that there ws no ice before replacing the ice maker correct. and if thats the case , then perhaps the water valve was bad all along and you didnt need a ice maker.
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check to make sure the water hasn't frozen in the tube that it should fill the tray with. Please let me know if this isn't the problem and I can further assist you. If frozen, you should thaw out the freezer to get it working again.
If it does fill with water, but does not eject the ice cubes to start a new cycle, I would suspect the ice maker motor(Item 37). BUT if it is the motor, that part costs $91.22 and you can replace the entire ice maker (Item 100) for $157.95
you ice it is on a separate valve as the water in the door so the water flow don't mean a lot in this case remove the front plastic cover on the icemaker and you will see a bunch of little holes make a jumper wire out #10 or 12 house wire strip about 1/4 inch off the ends an insert in the holes marked t&h this will start a test cycle make sure you hold the plastic insulation so you don't get bit if the ice maker starts cycling remove the wire and watch for it to stop listen for the icemaker valve to open if the ice maker finishes and the valve didn’t fill replace the water valves if the icemaker doesnt cycle and you may have to kind of twist the jumper back and forth to get it to make contact depending on the gauge you used then replace the ice maker motor module if you hear the valve open and the ice maker doesnt fill check for a frozen ice fill tube that should do it