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Ice Maker Does Not Cycle

Kenmore 106.56676500 side by side with ice maker on top and storage bin in the door. There is ice in the tray but it does not dump out and fill the bin. I was getting two blinks from the LED on the receiver before I started troubleshooting. Verified LED receiver cover "switch" is on.

When I hold up my cellphone camera to the infrared emitter, I can see it blinking when I close the spring-loaded switch. I read that the electronic package self test verifies the emitter and receiver are both good if after cycling power to the refrigerator the LED is on for 5 seconds. That is what I saw. Subsequently, the receiver LEDs have been off. What does this mean?

How do I manually initiate a dump cycle?

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Tammi, you first want to check to make sure the water inlet tube to the icemaker is not frozen shut. Next, get yourself a jumper wire about 4 inches long with the ends stripped exposing the wire on each end. Pull off the ice maker cover, it will pull right off. Now you are looking at the module. On the module, left side, you will see two test points marked V and L. Insert one end of the jumper wire into V and the other marked L. You are now sending 120 volts to the water valve and water should fill the ice maker providing the inlet tube is not frozen over. If it doesn't fill, you either have a bad water valve or module itself. Also check to see if the clips that hold the center gear on the module are not broken. Catriver..post back.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice maker has ice in it but will not dump in bin!

before i would worry about the lights flashing lets pull the front cover off of the icemaker and verify that the drive gear is not broken.

on the bottom of the icemaker is 1 screw. remove that screw then just slide the entire icemaker out of the refrig so that you can access the front cover. if the gear is broken just replace the front motor module pt# 8201515

if the gear is fine then located in the toe grille of your refrig is a tech sheet that will help you troubleshoot red light blinking.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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i would recommend changing the water valves as they may be sticking or leaking now you can take the icemaker loose get a small baby bottle short the terminals to cycle water fill catch it with the bottle and see how much water it dumps should be about 4 ounces if the valve leaks will over fill the ice maker over a period of time say the valve is leaking a few drops at a time and the bail arm has the icemaker shut off because its touching ice in the bin but the water just keeps dripping down the fill tube till it runs over did you replace the whole icemaker or just the motor module

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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you have a problem in the module of the ice maker if it is new take it back for a new one

Posted on May 02, 2008

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first if you take off that panel there is a circuit board . unlpug the board and put it back to gether if that dont work then replace it... i sometimes get away with both! i can also get you that part pretty cheap... here is my site. grab the number and give me a call thanks.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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