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The ice maker will not draw water to the tray. The inlet valve has been changed

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    dougyarn May 27, 2010

    refrigerator will dispense water but no ice is produced. I changed the inlet valve and after two days, no ice. This is a Kenmore model# 10656532400

  • dougyarn
    dougyarn Jul 16, 2010

    Thanks, for the solution, TheMobilian! The modular change worked.

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An ice maker does all the makin, the harvestin, and the waterin, all by itself. It powers up the water valve when it needs a refill. It also waits patiently for ice to form, then it heats up the ice a tad so the motor can dump it out. Near the end of the harvest a fesh supply is issed by the ice maker control. How? Some of them are fancy and use on board intel to monitor the resistance change in the ice mold to determine if the correct amount of water is in the ice mold. Then it constantly monitors changes in the ice mold resistance to determine if ice has formed. Some have a predetermined time (7.5 secs) that can be tweaked a tad with a tiny screw.
Near the end of the cycle a probe rubs a copper plate and energizes the water valve. Yep it is the ice maker itself that calls for water.

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  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster May 28, 2010

    I looked up your model number. You ice box uses a modular ice maker.
    If you can remove the main drive gear without breaking the shaft you can clean the copper
    plate and MAYBE get that puppy to go a tad longer. All of the modular ice makers are the same regardless of brand. TIP: Get a replacement from the home store and use your original ice maker harness which simply slides out after you release a locking tab.


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    Dan Webster Jul 16, 2010

    Cool! I love it when a plan comes together! Glad ye could GIT ER DID!



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Hello
Is the saddle valve open to let water into the inlet valve?

The saddle valve is the water line attached to a main water line under the sink or a cold water source.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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  • dougyarn
    dougyarn May 27, 2010

    Yes, the saddle valve is open. Because water get through the water dispenser at the front of the refrigerator.

  • dougyarn
    dougyarn May 27, 2010

    What other solutions do you have?

  • mpcheesman1
    mpcheesman1 May 27, 2010

    Water filter.clean?

  • mpcheesman1
    mpcheesman1 May 27, 2010

    On some models it may take an hour or two for the ice maker to cycle to make the next batch of ice.

  • dougyarn
    dougyarn May 27, 2010

    It has been days and no ice is produced. Where is water filter? And the water dispenser works.

  • mpcheesman1
    mpcheesman1 May 27, 2010

    Im out of ideas,so im going to unlock this question to someone else.



    Sorry i couldnt help.

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