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Ice maker in Kenmore refrigerator doesn't make ice. There is no control arm in this model, it seems to work via an "electronic eye/beam" that triggers water to flow. The water dispenser works fine, I have changed the solenoid and have defrosted the freezer and still there seems to be no trigger to send water to the ice maker. I have also manually filled the tray and the water froze but did not eject.

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  • L. LEE ADAMS Oct 13, 2011

    Same problem with one exception: I replaced the ice maker and water valve(NEW) and still no ice. Motor does not turn, no water going into ice maker. With new $150 ice maker and $48. water valve still no Ice.....

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Your ice maker is bad. Those eye beams are the worst design. It's about 180 dollar ice maker...hope this
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