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Hello, I have a Kenmore Model 106.56536401 side by side fridge that won't make ice. The water dispenses fine. Thanks for the help

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There is an identification tag *right on the appliance* with the model and serial numbers on it. You can find tips for locating the page on your appliances at the following link:

LINK > Model Number Tag Search (http://www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi)
Next might be making sure the icemaker side of the water fill valve on the back of the fridge is getting power when the icemaker should be filling and/or whether the icemaker side of the valve works when powered might be next.

You can read about the water fill valves used on appliances at the following link:

LINK > Appliance Water Fill Valve Information (http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?info=water+valve)

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Check for the thermostat

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    Maanita Chadha Jun 20, 2008

    It's not coolIf the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

    First, answer these questions:



    • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”



    • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


    Next, see if the compressor motor is running

    The
    compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's
    on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it
    is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still
    not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of
    several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified
    appliance repair technician for further help.

    If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:


  • The compressor



  • The Thermostat



  • The overload, relay, or capacitor



  • The defrost timer



  • The condenser fan motor


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    Maanita Chadha Jun 20, 2008

    Refer to : www.repairclinic.com



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