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Kenmore Elite Trio Refrigerator - ice maker shut off arm

The ice maker is in the freezer section. When the ice bin is full and I open the drawer that holds the ice bin the shut off arm drags cubes at the top of the bin and drops them down into the bottom of the freezer. Finally, a couple of days ago the bottom of the refrigerator had gotten so full of cubes that the freezer drawer would not close completely. I had to use my shop vac to clean out the tossed cubes. The only way I can avoid having cubs dragged into the bottom of the freezer is to reach in and raise the shut off arm as high as I can while simultaneously pulling out the bin drawer. That takes some doing. It is awkward. Is something not installed correctly? Does Kenmore make an ice maker for that freezer section that has an electric eye to shut off the unit when the bin is full? That would eliminate the problem with the shut off arm.

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  • thepadre Aug 26, 2008

    techexpert12 says the only solution is to set the temp controls properly. Well, they have been set precisely as the manual recommends, 0 degrees for the freezer and 37 degrees for the refigerator, ever since the refrig was purchased and installed over a year ago. By the way, we've had this problem ever since the ice bin was first filled. Thanks for any further advice you can give me! thepadre

  • thepadre Aug 26, 2008

    I think I am a careful reader. I can't find anything in this information related to my problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    how do I get the drawers in the freezer so I can get to the ice maker to replace it?

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This link will be helpful to your problem , check this out this is the link for it http://www.fridgedoctor.com/fridge-doctor-book/ice-maker-not-working.html

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The freezer compartment is icing up See the “Cooling is poor” section above.

The food in the refrigerator freezes This is a common problem that often doesn't have a clear, permanent solution. The first thing to check is the overall internal refrigerator temperature (see the Appliance Accessories section for a refrigerator/freezer thermometer). The proper temperature should be between 35 and 42 degrees. Here are some things to try:

  • If your refrigerator temperature is closer to 35 degrees, try turning the temperature up slightly.

  • If you find that the temperature varies a lot from the top shelf to the bottom (where it is coldest), try putting produce and other sensitive products on a higher shelf.

  • If the temperature is too low and you can't make it warmer by adjusting the thermostat, you probably have a defective thermostat. If so, you need to replace it, because they cannot be repaired. Other possible problems are a leak in the sealed (refrigerant) system, cold air migration (in side-by-side models) or a defective air damper. These problems can be quite difficult to locate and correct, we recommend you contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

There's water dripping inside the refrigerator Self-defrosting refrigerators dispose of the water generated during the defrost cycle, usually via a tube or channel that directs the water to a pan at the bottom of the refrigerator. From the pan, the water normally evaporates. (See a more detailed explanation of this in the How Things Work section of our website).

If the tube or channel is clogged or obstructed, the water backs up and leaks into the inside of the refrigerator compartment. Then the water builds up at the bottom, inside of the refrigerator. When the water has built up for a time it may spill out of the front of the door opening. To fix this problem, clear the drain tube or channel and allow the defrost water to flow down to the drain pan.

The refrigerator never cycles off The thermostat cycles the refrigerator on and off. The refrigerator normally runs as long as the temperature inside the refrigerator is higher than the set temperature. If the temperature inside the refrigerator is cold enough and the thermostat still does not cycle off, the thermostat may be defective. If so, you need to replace it, because it cannot be repaired. If the thermostat is not defective, you may have a problem with the sealed (refrigerant) system, in which case you should contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

The ice maker has a problem The ice maker is a separate appliance within the freezer section. Please see the How things Work section of our website to learn about the normal functioning of ice makers. Some common problems with ice makers are:

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Adjust the temprature properly.thats the only solution.

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  • tech expert12 Aug 26, 2008

    then may be the thermostat of the unit is faulty .if its under warranty get it checked.by a company technician for any replacements required.



    pls do rate the solution

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    fixya expert team

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