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Model#FRS26WQH - Bought used from an individual. It was all working fine but since we have set it up the unit is not making ice. Water is working on the door, but no ice in the bucket or through the door.

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SOURCE: Ice Jam in Chute - Whirlpool IDI SxS

first check would be to see if the flapper door is closing all the way in the dispenser area. best way is to remove the ice bucket and shine a flashlight from the front up into the disp door area and look for light around the door from inside the chute.

another check would be to make sure the door delay mechanism is connected an not allowing the dispenser door to close to fast trapping a cubes in the door and causing an air leak in the chute..

Keep in mind if you use alot of crushed ice frost build up is faster than with just cubed.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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SOURCE: kemore coldspot no ice?

no you ice it is on a separate valve as the water in the door so the water flow don't mean a lot in this case remove the front plastic cover on the icemaker and you will see a bunch of little holes make a jumper wire out #10 or 12 house wire strip about 1/4 inch off the ends an insert in the holes marked t&h this will start a test cycle make sure you hold the plastic insulation so you don't get bit if the ice maker starts cycling remove the wire and watch for it to stop listen for the icemaker valve to open if the ice maker finishes and the valve didn’t fill replace the water valves if the icemaker doesnt cycle and you may have to kind of twist the jumper back and forth to get it to make contact depending on the gauge you used then replace the ice maker motor module if you hear the valve open and the ice maker doesnt fill check for a frozen ice fill tube that should do it

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker is not working

if you keep your hands out of the little beam slot on the paddel that is located on the left of the freezer and push it in the beam should shoot across to the reciever on the right and the light should stay on constant, that is if you have the switch on the right side turned on.

if it is turned on and the paddel is depressed and the light is still blinking the you need a beam kit part number 4389102

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana Side-by-Side Fridge Model SBD21VPSE

If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Problems with Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

I had the same problem twice, and both times I had to replace the Solenoid/value part. I went through the troubleshooting guide for the ice maker, which was nicely tucked in the front kick panel, and everything worked fine. It went through the cycles but still no water comes out. I finally had to follow the trail back to the solenoid/value unit. Remove the connectors and plug an A/C volt meter into the wires which go to the solenoid, run the cycle, and if you have 120 volts AC, you should have water coming out of the fill unit (assuming the line is not frozen).

Here's the part I had to replace. again, twice in two years. Don't know if you have the same model, but good luck.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/displayPartDetailAction.action?partNumber=4389177&productGroupId=0046&supplierId=106

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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