Question about Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side Refrigerator
Hi, normally you have what is called a dual solenoid water valve. This is the part that your house water supply line is connected to on the back of the fridge. One line goes to the ice maker and the other to the water dispenser. This is a common fault part we replace almost daily. You can also have an issue with the dispenser itself. Some dispensers have electrical control boards that fail or micro switches depending on the model number that will make either the ice or water not work. There is a lot to check on a case like this and it can get labor intensive.
But since your refrigerator is not dispensing water and also no making ice, it means the dual solenoid water valve that supplies water to the ice maker and water dispenser is faulty. All you need do is to replace it.
Posted on Dec 30, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like the water solinoid valves are wired wrong.One activates The water dispenser.The other the ice maker.That, why every so often the water shoots out on the floor.The ice maker is telling the valve to open.
Posted on Dec 05, 2007
SOURCE: Ice Maker not working at all
Just like everyone here, our ice maker just stopped making ice. We solved the problem by unplugging the refrigerator for about 2 hours leaving the freezer door open.
It started making ice a few minutes after plugging it back in. Obviously the line that supplies the water had frozen and this allowed it to un-freeze.
We didn't remove any of the frozen items in the freezer, at the two hour mark, everything in the freezer was still mostly frozen.
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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