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Kenmore side by side refrigerator model 106.5702 will not make ice.

My sister refrigerator side by side less than 2 years old will not make ice anymore. She said the bin/basket was full of ice so she turn off the switch on the right side wall. When she turn on again, it will not make ice anymore. It's been on for more than 2 days with no ice. There is no water on ice tray. Water dispenser is working. I've checked the light sensor and looks OK. If I turn it OFF, the LED is OFF. If I turn it ON and the receiver plastic flapper open, the LED blinks, if I push the plastic flapper close (no obstruction), the LED is steady ON. I've checked the emitter and receiver TB plug not loose and both look OK (electronic terminal board). The water line is not kinked. Any suggestions?

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  • sidring May 11, 2008

    Thanks for the quick reply. No I did not test the water valve since there is water coming out on the front water dispenser. Is there a separate water for the ice maker beside the water dispenser?

  • sidring May 11, 2008

    Thanks for the information. Is the water valve for ice maker easy to access and test?

  • sidring May 11, 2008

    How can I test the water valve? Can I just pull the output plastic tube and see if water is coming out? Can I use a multimeter to check if the solenoid is bad?

  • sidring May 11, 2008

    Thank you very much, I'll try your suggestion and let you know the outcome as soon as possible.

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Your ref board seems to be working fine
Did you test the water valve???
if yes and water valve works, than replace the Ice Maker

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  • Your ref has a double water valve

  • behind your ref at the bottom

    You just have to take a few 1/4 screws at the paper plate or metal and you gonna see the valve

  • just pull out the tube or test with 110v to see if you get water at the ice maker. the 1/4 tube line going to the ice maker

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