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Automatic ice dispenser on Kenmore side by side freezes up

Probably the trap door where ice dispenses out is not sealing tightly causing frost buildup
9/29/2017 4:20:04 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Sep 29, 2017


hi. thanks for the question. first is the arm on the ice maker up. or down . should be down.On the back of ice maker, a small tube, that lets water into the ice maker .sometimes it can freeze up .not allowing the water to flow ,in the ice maker .check that. the next check, is the water valve behind the fridge ,at the water source. thanks the appliance doc
7/31/2016 7:59:25 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jul 31, 2016

Freezer repair

Maybe clean the coils on the back?
9/10/2014 2:09:14 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Sep 10, 2014

I have a kenmore 52552100


I advice you check the fan if it is not occupy by dust or dirt, it it is, vacuum the fan with air blower to see if it will fix the problem, because if the fan on your refrigerator is not rotating or working your refrigerator cannot be cold.

If the fan is not dirty, or perhaps after you vacuum the fan with a blower, the problem still persist, it means you will need to replace the fan on your refrigerator, to replace the fan, follow the procedure below.

Turn off the power to the appliance by unplugging the refrigerator from the wall. Open the freezer door and take all the food out. Remove the freezer shelf.
  1. Remove the back panel of the freezer compartment. You may have to remove one of the freezer shelf supports on the side to get the panel out.
  2. One of my screws was corroded in place. When I tried to remove it, the head started to strip. I used an electric drill and a large twist bit to drill the head off that one. Hopefully, you won't have to do this. If you do, be very careful not to drill through the back plate, or you might drill a hole in the evaporator. Then you will have trouble you probably can't fix.
  3. 4Remove the plastic housing covering the fan. Mine had 4 small hex screws holding it in place. Once this is done you can see the evaporator fan. Mine had two screws holding it in place and three wires hooked to the fan. Make a note of the position of the wires.
  4. 5Carefully grasp the wire connectors and wiggle them off. Don't pull on the wires themselves, only on the connectors.
  5. 6There is a little metal box that the fan sits in that will come out when you remove the fan.
  6. 7Get the new fan motor out of the box. The fan blade is not attached. Get the new plastic fan and remove the bronze-colored metal clip on the fan's hub. Carefully press the fan onto the fan motor shaft. About 1/8" of shaft should protrude from the front of the hub. Use the needle nosed pliers to spread the metal clip apart, and slip it on the hub. Push the metal clip down into place with the flat screwdriver. The front of the clip should be approximately flush with the front of the hub.
  7. 8If you have a steel freezer interior you will use the grommets, screws, and bushings to reattach the new fan. The mounting holes in the new fan are much larger than the holes in the original fan. If your freezer has a plastic interior, you may not need these parts.
  8. 9Position the electrical lugs on the fan so that they will be in the best position to receive the wires when you reinstall it. In my case this meant rotating the ground wire lug (green wire) to make the wire fit better. There was almost no slack in my wires.
  9. 10Use the screws that came with the fan to position it and just hold it in place. Don't screw it down yet. Next connect the wires in the same way they were connected before, Now screw the fan down tight, but be careful not to strip out the plastic screw mounts.
  10. 11Rotate the fan by hand and check for noise. If the fan blades are hitting something, you will have to reposition a part. Once it sounds good, turn the power back on for a minute and make sure the fan operates quietly. Don't touch anything inside the refrigerator at this point.
  11. 12Once again, unplug or disconnect the power, then reinstall the plastic fan housing and the freezer back plate. Put the shelf back in and you're done!
Take care.

3/1/2014 3:25:23 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Mar 01, 2014

Kenmore refrigerator manual 10656236401

You may view/download the manual here.
10/13/2012 8:51:42 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Oct 13, 2012
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