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No water to ice maker

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. No water to ice making molds. No solenoid action asking for water. Water dispenser OK as all other functions. Photo eye working properly ie LED on solid when flapper door depressed.

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  • humlynn Aug 11, 2008

    ice maker was removed and no evidence of water or ice in it. Model # should be corrected to Kenmore 106.56542400

  • humlynn Aug 11, 2008

    turned unit off (unplugged) for 1 week vacation, still no go upon restarting.

  • humlynn Aug 12, 2008

    Please refer to model #. There is no wire or red lever on RH side.

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Well only reasons why water does not get to ice maker are

frozen water lines

Water lines broken

All this had already been said.

I do not understand why you refuse all solution without checking.
Check at what height water can get into pipes. If you do not get water at all it is obstructed on start.
Try also defrosting overnight and see if you can fix it.
Follow one expert instead of refusing them all, posts are addressing the problem.

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It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:
If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.

If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.
In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.

  • The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.

  • The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.

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Go to this link http://www.fixya.com/support/kenmore/refrigerators

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There may be some blockage or freezing in the passage that gets water to ur ice maker.defrost ur device completely with the power shut off for almost 12 hours.it should solve ur problem.

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There is a water controle solinoid valve that has probably failed contact kenmore for more technical help and clarification of the part kenmore and wirlpool call this part different things ok best regards mike

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This could be because the ice is clumped in the ice bin. When the 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 clumping issues.
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.

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