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Kenmore Icemaker fridgetech - you refer to the thermostat on the icemaker also. Is the thermostat the black wire and piece clipped to the ice tray? Thhank you for the help. blamoreaux

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No, this would be an inline fuse in the wiring harness to the ice maker. The thermostat is behind the module or motor of the ice maker. The module is located behind the plastic cover on the head of the ice maker.

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