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what it is the heater that goes on the ice maker tray is not working properly. Possibly the contact are not making a good cotact or not coming on correctly.

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Do you mean the ice cubes are too large to be individual cubes and come out as a lump? The water is filled by a timed fill so if the fill solenoid stays open a little and drips water into the cube tray it will have more water than normal. I guess I'm not sure if you mean the ice cubes are stuck together in the tray or are they sticking together in the holding bin area?

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check sears website or any online appliance parts sellers. google your model number to see choices

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When that happens the cause is often a blocked defrost drain.

After each cooling cycle a panel heater is switched on for a short time to melt the ice that has formed over the evaporator and the resulting water droplets are channeled into a drain that dispenses them into an evaporation tray attached to the motor/compressor unit.

A flexible curtain wire is what I use to clear the drain.

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Have you checked the air passage ways from the freezer to the main box. They may be blocked with ice or they could be blocked with items covering them up. Are your cold controls set so that freezer air is directed into the box? It is possible that they maybe set to keep all the cold air in the freezer if that is set to coldest for the freezer, When the controls are adjusted it can take up to 24 hours to really see a difference. There is also a vane type of control operated by a small motor to direct the air from the freezer to the box on some models that may have failed.

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It could be because the door is open.
mostly the fan motor does not run then so try closing he door well. There are numerous reasons, It could also be caused by frozen evaporator coils, leaky refrigerator hoses, a heavy crowded freezer, a broken or malfunctioning thermostat or a clogged defrost drain.

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Try this site for your manual.
http://www.manualsonline.com/

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Sounds like the freezer drain is stopped up. Clear the ice with a hair dryer, find the drain hole, clear it compressed air.

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As it still seems to be operating normally, the water is probably from the defrost drain - either the evaporation tray has become displaced from the position atop of the motor unit, the drain hose is no longer dripping water into the tray or the drain hose has become detached from the drain and the water is running between the cabinet skins saturating the insulation, which is bad...

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YOU NEED A REPAIRMAN TO FIX IT

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Might try contacting Sears in the United States or Canada to see if they can assist in any way:

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/556712/Kenmore-253-4474.html?page=21#manual

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