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My Kenmore 56542 Ice maker has stopped working...again

My Kenmore 56542 Ice maker has stopped working, again, about 6 months ago I paid a guy $300 and he replaced the control module. Decided to educate myself and do it myself this time. What I do know, and have tested, the thermostat is working properly. The ice maker would fill with water, freeze, but not dispense. I tested the points on the control module and it seems that there is no power anywhere on the module. I tested the actual power leads coming from the side of the freezer that powers the ice maker and the highest volt reading I got was 96 Volts between any two contacts. Is there a deeper problem than just the control module? I would assume I would get at least 110-120 volt reading some where on the power feed... and could this be lending to my control module going on the fritz? Ugh!

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take out ice bin, make sure you get it lined up when put back together, should click,sometimes they are a little off and you have to keep trying, mine has that defect, it works, but only on its terms, its a pain to do, but that can stop it from working due to a safety thing

Posted on Nov 08, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ice Maker Problem, Side by Side Refrigerator

Thanks for the question There is a water valve just for the ice maker so the problem could be there if you have a volt meter you can check the valve what you can do to check the valve reverse the wires onthe valve and push your water dispenser if no water goes into your ice maker . you have a bad valve replace thanks for the question The appliance doc

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Stopped working

Hello, I don't know if this will help because the model I have is a 106.565(32)400. I have had my ice maker stop working many times because the fill tube was iced up. After about the 8th or 9th time that it did this I decided that I had to find a solution. What I came up with was that the door in front of the ice maker was keeping the tube too cold and making it freeze up. I removed the door to see if was correct. It never froze up again but the ice would fall out sometimes if you had the door open and it was in the dumping cycle. Then I drilled several 1/2" holes in the ice maker door and reinstalled it. I have had no more problems for over a year.
CYA, Gator241

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Trouble with ice-maker

Either the inlet valve is stuck or the icemaker solenoid is shored.

Most likely the second one.


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