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B195 ice maker not making ice

Ice machine is getting cold enough but not making any ice

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  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    I have a Kenmore refrigerator with the small corner ice maker and it just stopped making ice. Sometimes the latch moves up and down on it's own slowly, but still no ice comes out. I looked at the back and the thing had come out of the hole in the back, and was dripping some water, but i put it back in, and still no ice. Does that mean I need to totally replace ice maker parts on the back ???

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The solenoid might have packed it in

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

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Make sure you have running water.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
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