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The ice maker has heater that thaws the ice cubes a little before they are ejected. This keeps the from sticking to the form.

Kenmore... | Answered Yesterday

First, turn off the water supply to the refrigerator. This will stop any water supply for cups and glasses also. Second, check the water solenoid. It is usually at the lower back where the water supply comes in. It may just need cleaning. If not replace it. Turn off the power. Unplug the wires to the solenoid. Disconnect the pipes to the solenoid and remove it from the refrigerator. Flush it out with hot water. If it has calcium buildup, soak it in vinegar for an hour, and then wash it with hot water, dry it with a cloth, and reinstall it.

Kenmore... | Answered 2 days ago

I fixed it. ER FF is "Error Freezer Fan." Once the evaporator fan stops turning for more than 115 seconds, this error message will be displayed. This fridge is poorly designed and is not designed with air gaps or enough air gaps to allow air behind the back panel of the freezer where the fans and condenser coils are located thus causing ice to build up around the fan and it's ability to spin. The evaporator fan helps cirulate the cold air generated by the condenser coils.

The fix is (1) defrost your refrigerator which means you'll loose all your food if you don't have another unit to keep the food in until it's done defrosting or (2) to dismantle the entire freezer by removing all the trays and railing so that you can pull the back panel far enough to get the front end of a hair dryer over the top lip of the panel to melt the ice. My unit had ice build at the top right and left corners behind the panel. I opted for the latter and didn't have to throw any food away.

This is going to be an annual chore if I want to keep this refrigerator. We should all ban together and call for a recall.

Kenmore 73502 /... | Answered 3 days ago

the inlet water valve has a screen on the inlet in the valve which is probably clogged - replace the inlet water valve with a new one, install a ice maker water filter in the water line feeding the ice maker!

Kenmore 56562 /... | Answered on Jan 16, 2018

There is a lever in the ice box push it down, it is the cutoff switch


Kenmore 50522 /... | Answered on Jan 15, 2018

usually after the . you look at the third number yours is 3 so this is around a 23 cubic ft. fridge kenmore doesn't make anything the only way to tell who made it is by the first three numbers before the . this is a whirlpool,if it started with 253. it would be a frigidaire the best thing to do is if you're gonna replace it just give whoever you're gonna buy the new fridge from this model number and they will tell you or call 1-800-4-MY-HOME if you buy a new fridge just remember if you buy a kenmore you could end up with an lg or samsung and they have problems so order it by name whirlpool or ge not kenmore good luck.

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

Try pushing the button 3-4 times

Kenmore 25.4 cu.... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

The capacity of a dryer is measured by its drum volume in cubic feet. Measure the depth of the dryer from the back to the door opening. Measure the diameter of the dryer. Divide the diameter by two to find the radius. Calculate the size of the dryer by squaring the radius and multiplying by the depth.

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018

Well Dennis...

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They very chilled air (in & about the FREEZER)
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common among those causes are food ITEMs
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Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 12, 2018

check your water line and filter. Defrost the freezer in case its frozen. Also check the water line where it enters. Check for leaks under the valve. Otherswise you may have a bad icemaker.

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 10, 2018

You are describing a textbook defrost failure. If you remove the back panel of the freezer WHILE it isn't working correctly, you'll find the coil fully covered in frost. If so- There's a Defrost timer, Defrost terminator, and Defrost Heater. to consider. Commonly on these the timer is in the refrigerator in the plastic console that also houses the thermostat. It's oblong palm sized, and has a 4 wire connection on 1 end. There's a small axle that comes out with an odd shape making it easier to turn one way, not the other. Turn it slowly until it clicks once. There are 2 clicks close together. If it clicks a second time, just keep turning until it clicks again. It the heat doesn't come on, replace the DEFROST thermostat. If it DOES come on, replace the Timer.. If after changing the D-Stat, it does the same thing, the only thing left is the heater.

Kenmore... | Answered on Jan 09, 2018

you'll find out some information on what it could be here...
I hope this helps you a little cuz there are a few things it could be.
Best to you.
if you have further questions please feel free to ask I'll do my best to assist.
BTW it is Model 106 70184001 for future reference.
have a good one

Kenmore 93361 | Answered on Jan 08, 2018

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