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No ice production, water dispensing solanoid valve would not shut off once engaged. replaced unit and problem fixed. stopped making ice about 2 weeks later. tested ice maker soanoid valve(on new unit) works fine.IR beam not blocked, resevoir is empty, no blockage of beam.accel ice on, switch on in freezer. Noticed that the valve could be heard opening up for just a second[not enough to fill tray] now no noise at all. Seems there is no signal being sent to valve . IR beam thingy? Ice maker it self ? Help please.

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Check the cam wheel beneath the front cover of the icemaker it is probably not turning.

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice maker not filling & making ice cubes

First give me the entire model # on the sticker from the inside of the fridge and I can definitely help you with this.  Let's solve it before you rate it.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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SOURCE: ICE MAKER NOT WORKING Kenmore cold Spot model# 106.55536400

Most common problem is a broken ice maker module.  Should also replace ice maker thermostat when changing the module.  Make sure fill tube isn't frozen first. If you take the ice maker out pull off the plastic cover and in the center of the wheel that kind of looks like a gear there are two little plastic studs.  If one is broke or they are pressed together then the module is bad. Make sure to replace the thermostat along with some silicone grease because a bad thermostat is what causes the module to break.

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Ice maker not making ice

you need a module cant remember the part number off the top of my head but go to repair clinic .com or your local appliance parts dealer with model and serial # in hand it may be quicker for you to get a new ice maker and easier

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore Ice Maker Problem, Side by Side Refrigerator

Thanks for the question There is a water valve just for the ice maker so the problem could be there if you have a volt meter you can check the valve what you can do to check the valve reverse the wires onthe valve and push your water dispenser if no water goes into your ice maker . you have a bad valve replace thanks for the question The appliance doc

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