Question about Kenmore 5553 / 655532 / 55534 / 55539 Side by Side Refrigerator
We have a kenmore model 106.74252400. there is no water coming into the ice maker. we are getting water to the dispenser and to the filter. just took ice maker out and did not see any problems. all fans are working. freezer is freezing all other things. just not getting water to make ice. No water in Ice maker. Cycle will not start.Water dispensor OK. Water vales OK. Pulled Ice Maker unit, powered with 110 ac,everything looks OK.
We had a problem with ice maker not making ice. After alot of concern it turned out we just needed to replace the filter.
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
A refrigerator or freezer that doesn't cool well enough may
problem with its evaporator coils, condenser, or condenser fan motor.
Frost build-up on evaporator coils, or condenser coils that are covered
with dirt, dust, or lint can reduce how well a refrigerator can cool.
If you notice ice getting thicker on the inside walls, inside bottom,
or inside ceiling of the freezer, you have what is called a frost
build-up. The problem is either with warm, moist air getting in through
an old inefficient door gasket or the defrost system.
Self-defrosting refrigerators have coils and a cooling fan that need to be cleaned regularly. If the coils get coated with any contaminants, they may not cool the refrigerator properly. The coils are usually thin and black and they go through fins that dissipate heat, just like a car's radiator. They are located behind the lower kick-panel or on the back of the refrigerator. To clean them, turn the power off and use thiscondenser coil cleaning brush, or this condenser coil cleaning brush , and your vacuum cleaner. Even if your coils are below the refrigerator, you won't be able to get to all the condenser coils from the front, so it's a good idea to pull the refrigerator out and clean the coils from the front and the rear of the refrigerator. Give the fan a dusting as well. Sometimes other things can be the reason behind poor cooling, like the condenser fan motor. Anytime the freezer fan is running, the condenser fan should also be running.
A frost build-up inside the refrigerator usually means that there is a problem in the self-defrost system. You may even have damaged door gaskets. When you open the refrigerator door, you also let in a blast of warm, often humid air. This moisture usually freezes onto the evaporator coils immediately. Self-defrost refrigerators are supposed to self-defrost between two and four times out of every 24 hour time-frame. They basically turn off for a few minutes several times a day. A defrost heater kicks on to melt any frost build-up on these coils, which allows the frost and ice to melt, then it drains off to the pan underneath most refrigerators. Unfortunately, when a defrost component fails, too much frost builds up on the evaporator coils. When this happens, the circulating fan can't draw air over these coils. With no air flow over the evaporator coils, the refrigerator compartment will lose its cool.
To determine if the self defrost system is faulty, it's best to remove all the food from the refrigerator and freezer, turn your thermostat to the Off setting, and just leave the doors open for 24 to 48 hours, and let the refrigerator defrost. Keep an eye out for an overflow of water from the drip pan on the bottom of the refrigerator.
After everything has completely melted away, set the thermostat back to a regular setting. If your refrigerator starts operating properly, the symptoms lead to there being a problem with one of three other components in the self-defrosting system, the defrost heater, the defrost timer, or the defrost thermostat.
If, after testing these components, the refrigerator still doesn't get your foods cool, there may be a problem with the refrigerant level and you will need to contact a professional appliance repair person.
Posted on Jul 27, 2008
There r two possibilities..1.. being the fill nozzle is frozen. Thats the little black rubber hose hanging down from the ceiling of the freezer above the icemaker.2...the icemaker gear cud be broken . The ice maker will have to be removed to check this. Hope this helps!
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Posted on Jul 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: no water to ice maker
This could be because the ice is clumped in the ice bin. When
automatic defrost cycle occurs, heat is transferred to the freezer
area. This can cause the cubes to melt slightly and refreeze back
together. You can take the bin out and give it a good shake, or simply
discard the cubes and start over with a fresh batch of ice cubes. By
increasing the amount of food in the freezer compartment, you may be
able to buffer the heat that comes from the defrost cycle and avoid
If you have a large ice bin and hardly use any ice, it is possible that the cubes have gotten stuck together just from the weight of the cubes on top of others.
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
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