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Kenmore Elite 106.5745*700 making ice fine but won't dispense through front door. I can hear a click when depressing button but no ice is dispensed.

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite (106.53606202) ice maker will not dispense ice

The power was off at my huose for 12 hours. When I removed the ice bucket I saw that water condensated and was now frozen around the shaft of the ice dispenser moter. The ice was prevent edthe motor shaft from turning.. I used a pair of needle nose pliers to loosen the 2 mouting bolts of the ice dispense motor approx 1/4 turn and all is well.
My wife thinks it's a miracle and that's all that matters!!!

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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Check to make sure you freezer is at 0 to 5 degrees. If it is not the water valve to the ice maker will not even open.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker in a Kenmore Elite Side by side refrigerator

check the head of the icemaker and see if the gear is broken on the module

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Replacing the Ice dispenser motor on Kenmore elite refrigerator?

I had the same problem with our Whirlpool Gold. Which by the way was just out of warranty. The guy who repaired the problem told us that since there were so many replacement dispenser motors at different supply locations that there must be a problem. I think that the root cause is the arm in the ice holder is hard to move, and it burns the dispenser ( #2252130) motor out. Whirlpool should get to the bottom of this and offer free or reduced repairs. Motor # 2252130

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Most of the time the bin has been removed and not put back in properly. When this happens ice blocks the drive motor. Remove the bin and turn the auger by hand make sure it will turn and is not jammed. Now with the bin out push the light button in that turns the light out and have someone push the button for ice while the door is still open the motor should turn in the back make sure thereis no ice blocking it. If it turns nothing is wrong with the motor. The clicking sound is usually the motor jammed by ice or the auger not engaged on the motor. hope this helps good luck

Posted on Aug 15, 2010

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Check the door switch by depressing it with your finger. maybe not making contact that well with the door ?

Dec 12, 2013 | Refrigerators

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Our Kenmore side by side refrigerator ice maker makes ice but when we press the ice dispenser lever there is no sound and no ice comes out.


If your refrigerator has an ice dispenser, you are probably used to getting ice right away when a lever or button is pressed. However, if you depress the ice maker button and nothing dispenses, there is an issue with your refrigerator. There are a few different reasons why an ice dispenser would suddenly not work. It is important to troubleshoot your refrigerator first to determine the problem. Some problems can be fixed at home, while others must be repaired by a professional

1 Remove the ice bin from the freezer and press the button on the front of the refrigerator for cubed ice.
2 Open the freezer door and hold down the switch on the door, which "tricks" the freezer into thinking the door is closed, and push the lever or button to dispense ice. The motor behind the ice bin should turn. If it does not, this means the motor is frozen.

3 Remove the motor, following the directions in your refrigerator's manual. Heat and dry out the motor with a hairdryer until the motor turns again, then reinstall the motor according to the manufacturer's directions.

Ice Bin or Chute
1 Remove the ice bin to see if it is overloaded. Ice bins that are too full can cause new ice being produced to back up and cause blockage. If this is the case, dump out the ice and rinse out the ice bin with hot water until any blockage is melted.

2 Examine the separator that divides the ice storage bin from the ice dispenser for holes. If the separator has a hole or is cracked, it must be replaced.

3 Watch the flap on the ice dispenser as you hold down the door switch and simultaneously press the button to dispense ice. If the flap does not close all the way, check for ice blockage and gently remove it. If there is no blockage, the flap will need to be replaced.

Hope this tips would help.

Have a nice day!

Sep 05, 2011 | Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator

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Dispensing ice not working but makes ice fine and water works also


If your refrigerator has an ice dispenser, you are probably used to getting ice right away when a lever or button
is pressed. However, if you depress the ice maker button and nothing dispenses, there is an issue with your
refrigerator. There are a few different reasons why an ice dispenser would suddenly not work. It is important to
troubleshoot your refrigerator first to determine the problem. Some problems can be fixed at home, while others
must be repaired by a professional.

1. Remove the ice bin from the freezer and press the button on the front of the refrigerator for cubed ice.
2. Open the freezer door and hold down the switch on the door, which "tricks" the freezer into thinking the door is
closed, and push the lever or button to dispense ice. The motor behind the ice bin should turn. If it does not,
this means the motor is frozen.
3. Remove the motor, following the directions in your refrigerator's manual. Heat and dry out the motor with a hairdryer until the motor turns again, then reinstall the motor according to the manufacturer's directions.

Have a nice & a happy day : ).

Aug 15, 2011 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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I have a Kenmore side by side, not sure the model, but it's probably 10 years old or so. It has an ice maker with water, cube and crushed ice dispenser. The ice maker works fine, but it will not dispense...


Most of the time the bin has been removed and not put back in properly. When this happens ice blocks the drive motor. Remove the bin and turn the auger by hand make sure it will turn and is not jammed. Now with the bin out push the light button in that turns the light out and have someone push the button for ice while the door is still open the motor should turn in the back make sure thereis no ice blocking it. If it turns nothing is wrong with the motor. The clicking sound is usually the motor jammed by ice or the auger not engaged on the motor. hope this helps good luck

Aug 15, 2010 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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Sears Kenmore Elite Refrigerator - Model 106.57713700 When I press the dispenser switch I hear a click and nothing as long as it is depressed. When I release the switch I hear another click a moment after...


It appears your selector microswitch has failed in this instance.

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RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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Oct 08, 2009 | Kenmore 57029 Side by Side Refrigerator

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Kenmore Elite refrigerator ice and water dispensers not working


check for a child lockout button it will look like a tiny padlock ,press and hold for 3 sec.(could be the freezer door light switch)

Jul 24, 2009 | Refrigerators

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make sure the ice maker is turned on, push and hold the little round button on the front for 15 seconda and see if it starts up an cycles. Also check to make sure the fill tube isn't clogged to the ice maker and another thing to check is the water valve.

Sep 04, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 22.4 cu. ft. Bottom Freezer...

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GS6SHEXMLoo side by side ice dispenser not working


On advice from the tech I removed acess door. It was covered by frozen moisture.
I removed the motor it was full of water. I verified 120 volts at plug to motor from control
by depressing the door switch and ice dispenser lever at same time. The motor ohms out
but because of amount of water removed from it I am going to replace it and see what happens.

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take out ice bin, make sure you get it lined up when put back together, should click,sometimes they are a little off and you have to keep trying, mine has that defect, it works, but only on its terms, its a pain to do, but that can stop it from working due to a safety thing

Oct 30, 2007 | Kenmore 55612 / 55614 / 5561 / 655619 Side...

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No ice through dispenser


When you operate the ice dispenser lever, you should be able to hear a little click from a micro-switch that then switches the auger motor and the light on and also opens the flap. If you cannot hear this small click, then the micro-switch is faulty. The ice dispenser only works when the freezer door is closed, so you could also inspect the door light/fan switch for proper operation.

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