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How do I get a kenmore refrigerator model 10656532400 to fill the ice maker and make ice. I changed the inlet valve and the water dispenser works.

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Hi,you can use this steps to troubleshoot the refrigerator.

There are many things that can go wrong with a Kenmore refrigerator ice maker. Your ice maker may be leaking. It may not make any ice at all, or the ice that comes out smells or has an odd appearance. The problem may have an easy solution, or it may require a technician's expertise. The troubleshooting tips in this article will minimally make you aware of what is likely the source of the problem. You may be able to fix the problem yourself and save a bundle.


When it Won't Make Ice:
Things You'll Need:

  • Thermometer
  • Ohm meter
  • User manual
  • Water filter
  • Hair dryer
  • Drill
  • Replacement parts as indicated by the problem.

Get a thermometer and see how cold it is in there. If your freezer is fewer than 17 degrees F, it won't make ice. The freezer temperature setting may be too high or the thermometer is broken and not calibrated correctly. If adjusting the temperature fails to work, call a Kenmore technician.

Determine if your water fill spout in the freezer is plugged with ice. If so, no new ice can be made. Try clearing it out or melting the ice by running a hair dryer on it for a few minutes.

Turn your refrigerator around to look at the back side to see if water is getting to the water inlet valve behind the fridge. If the water is not properly connected, there's no water to make ice.

Use an ohm meter to test for coil continuity. If the ohm meter shows there is no continuity, then you will need to replace the water inlet valve.

When the Ice Maker Leaks:
Refer to your user manual to determine where your fill volume adjustment dial, is and turn it down. One-half to one full turn usually is approximately equal to 20 to 40 cc, and the correct fill is usually 130 to 150 cc ( 4.5 to 5.0 oz ).

See if there are icicles hanging from the fill spout and/or on the ice maker's sides. If there are, this means your water inlet valve is leaking and will need replacing. Refer to your user manual for a part number, or call a technician.

Check to see if the ejector seal is cracked. If it is, replace it. Refer to your user manual for a part number, or call a technician.



Tips & Warnings
  • Be sure to review the Kenmore user manual that came with your refrigerator when you purchased it. If you no longer have a copy you can get it online at Kenmore's website. The user manual that came with your appliance has information that is specific to your particular model. It may have additional suggestions to help fix your ice maker problem that is unique to your Kenmore refrigerator model.
  • If after troubleshooting, you are not able to fix your ice maker on your own, it may be time to call in a repairman. Be sure that whomever you arrange to take a look at your ice maker is skilled at working on Kenmore refrigerators. No two refrigerators or ice makers are created equal, and each refrigerator comes off the line complete with quirks specific to that manufacturer. It is important that the technician working on your ice maker have knowledge of Kenmore's quirks.

Take care.




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