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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hi, I have a Kenmore
This problem is caused due to these reasons.
1)Bad water inlet valve,make sure the water reservoir in the refrigerator is not frozen and check if 120 VAC is coming to the water valve solenoid while the water dispenser calls for water.
2)You have two separate solenoid valves. One feeds the ice maker the other one feeds your water dispenser. You can shut the water off, take the hose off and clean the strainer. or you can check for voltage going into the solenoid, press for water and check power going into the solenoid that is feeding your water dispenser.
3)Your water line could be frozen in the door. You can disconnect the line under the unit before it goes into the door at the bottom hinge. Push the dispenser button and see if it comes out there. If it does try a hair dryer blowing where the water line is at the dispenser for a few minutes.Water pipe in the freezer door was frozen then this will cause this issue.
4)If the refrigerator water filter,remove it.Make sure the sediment filter is not blocked.
5)Clean saddle valve,shut off valve if it is frozen melt the blocks of ice.
6)See if water is getting to the door. You have to track the water line and disconnect it from the bottom of the door. Then water that might come and hit the paddle to call for water. If you do get water then you have an issue with the tubing in the door. If still no water trace your lines back into the fridge compartment and make sure it is not kinked or even frozen.
7)Switch off your refrigerator for 8 hours or more and let the fridge get warm and melt all the frozen ice.Then switch it on and check.
8) If still the problem persist dispenser switch is defective
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Posted on Sep 05, 2010
SOURCE: not making ice. water is
Hia and wl;ecome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
We really need a make and model number to provide you with specific unit applicable information but.... in general, here goes:
1. Ice makers must have a freezer temp below 16 Deg F. If there is an airflow problem in the freezer caused by a fan or ice build up the ice maker will no longer make ice.
2. The ice maker has a thermostat that controls the harvest and fill cycle. If the thermostat fails it will stop making ice.
3. There is a water valve in the back of the unit that has TWO electric solenoids on it. One for water in door and one for ice. If a solenoid fails it will stop providing water to the applicable function. I.e water in door or ice. You can briefly remove the fiberboard back cover to gain access to the water valve. Then switch the installed terminal connection between solenoids. Left to right or front to back depending on how it is mounted. Then try the water in door. If water flows to the ice maker when water in door switch is actuated then the solenoid for making ice is good and the probem is with the icemaker. (Reconect wires in original positions.)
Note that anytime you remove power from the unit you must wait 10 - 15 mintues before re-applying power so the coolant system can stabilze. Other wise the compressor will not start.
Here is a web link that will help most people troubleshoot ice maker problems:
The link above is pretty good.
There is a 48 page job aid also for whirlpool in door ice that is also a big help:
This should help you find out why it is not making ice.
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Posted on Oct 26, 2010
The display panel has wires on its mini circuit.Check out the wires,if they are loose then re-solder the wires and recheck. The display panel has to be removed out of the unit.Its fitted by screws,you will have to slide it out.Just check the wires,if the display panel itself looks burnt or short inside on the circuit,then it has to be replaced.--------- You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com or from searspartsdirect online site. ---------- This will help.Thanks .Helpmech.
Posted on Dec 26, 2010
We also have a kenmore side by side refrig and had the same problem,,,
FIRST, CHECK THE CONNECTION BETWEEN NEW FILTER AND ATTACHMENT POINT,,
IF THE RUBBER GASKET CAME LOSE DURING THE CHANGE, IT MAY BLOCK THE PATHWAY FOR WATER TO FLOW
NEXT, CHECK THE WATER/ICECUBES/CRUSH LEVER SWITCH TO MAKE SURE IT IS NOT PART WAY BETWEEN ONE OF THE SETTINGS,
NEXT,CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR UNIT HAS A RESET BUTTON,
THE RESET BUTTON IS USUALLY IMMEDIATELY INSIDE THE OPENING WHERE THE WATER/ICE DISPENSES AND UP, YOU WOULD NEED TO PLACE YOUR FINGER RIGHT DIRECTLY UP BEHIND THE FRONT PLASTIC COVER, AND IT'S GOING TO BE A VERY SMALL BUTTON, I AM NOT SURE WHICH SIDE ON YOUR UNIT R OR L, BUT DIRECTLY UP IN THE CORNER,,
I HOPE ONE OF THESE HELPS !! angi
Posted on Feb 06, 2011
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