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Ice Dispenser clogged with frozen ice

I have the same problem. Found this posting:


Maybe our heater is not working?

1/24/2010 8:57:59 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jan 24, 2010

Water will not come through my dispenser on my

Without the model number I will only be able to tell you what makes most models work. When you push the lever for water, there is a micro-switch behind it that's activated. This sends a signal to the water valve at the lower back of your unit. It opens and allows water to flow. There is one connection between the micro-switch and the valve. It's located at the door hinge. It could be either the top one or the bottom. Make sue it's plugged in real good. While pushing the water lever, wiggle the plug. If it makes water come out, disconnect the plug and re-connect. If no difference, I would say the most likely problem is the water valve at the back of the fridge. You can apply 110 volts to the side that had the larger tube (On most, this is the valve for the water in door) When you connect 110 to it, if water comes out on the door, you have a bad micro-switch. If no water, you have a bad water valve. You will need to replace at least the solenoid on top. I suggest you replace the whole valve. Good luck
11/17/2009 2:33:16 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Nov 17, 2009

Handle on refrigerator side is loose

you need to grab on to handle and pull upward and it should unclip off. there is torque screws under the handle that comes loose from time to time
11/5/2009 7:04:31 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Nov 05, 2009

Ice dispenser is clogged with cubes frozen

Your ice dispenser door may not be closing tightly, allowing air to leak in causing it to frost up and block the ice.

There is a solenoid that operates the door that could have stopped working. Can you hear it?
The hinge on the door could be broken or the bracket it goes in could be broken. You'll have to look to see what's wrong.

Remove the dispenser cover by gently prying starting at the bottom going round and round a little at a time to prevent from breaking it. When it's off the screws will be exposed to access the other components.
10/9/2009 1:44:34 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Oct 09, 2009

Only the bottom drawer freezes not the other three

adjust the temp setting to cooler
10/3/2009 4:19:24 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Oct 03, 2009

Crushed ice option don't work properly . samsung RS2530B

if it new call sears for service...with crushed ice the augar moter turn the other direction... it must not be turn the other way could be a switch in the control...

let me know for it help if NOT please let me know and I will be glad to do more in depth.
9/26/2009 9:24:27 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Sep 26, 2009

Used to make several batches of ice a day, now 1-2 a week.

If your refrig has the icebucket on the door and the icemaker on the roof of the fridge then you have two eyes on each side of the freezer....they are bad. If not then the icemaker module is bad. If you have a regular icemaker that hangs from the left side of the freezer then the module is bad. Also......Is your freezer still working good? Icemakers will not work if the temp is not low enough. Are you sure the icemaker is cycling but not making the full number of cubes? Low water pressure will force the icemaker to make only a few cubes at a time
9/14/2009 4:24:57 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Sep 14, 2009

Bottom drawer of the refrigerator freezes the fruit.

I think the thermostat is faulty. Thus it makes the freezer extra cold. Try replacing it. Regards, Nandini.
9/7/2009 1:17:07 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Sep 07, 2009

I have Kenmore 106.56676501 Side by side fridge.

If you can locate the circulating fan(evaporator) then i would replace it.
8/2/2009 11:32:39 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Aug 02, 2009

Fridge side is not cooling or very low

. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..If it's not it could be the linkage or the control. You probably can do the repair. post your model number to find diagrams of parts to check.
8/1/2009 11:58:49 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Aug 01, 2009

Tube dispensing water into ice maker seems out of place

defroose the ice to the plastic white tube and the hole then pull out the tube, then the first end of the tube cut the end like an angle like to make it sharp but only one side then put it back, make sure the tube shoot to hole inside or more better if u remove all the 5 screws and check if in the right way then put all the screws back, ok what out with the small tube if connected properly or loose ok
7/29/2009 2:08:04 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jul 29, 2009

Ice maker dont make an ice.

If you're getting water in the tray the pump isn't your problem.

Where if you're not getting water fed into the tray before citing the pump. First check for a clogged or pinched line as well as where you tapped into your water line feed.

See unless your unit's freezer isn't refrigerating properly at a refrigerated temperature. There's no other reason why your unit wouldn't be producing ice from the feature.

That's regardless to anything else
7/27/2009 3:50:12 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jul 27, 2009

My water dispenser does not work. I unscrewed the

If pressure there it could mean anything may be possible. I need the Sears Model Number. If the water valve on rear of refrigerator does not open then water will not exit the dispenser. Sometimes water is frozen in the dispenser water container located inside the fresh food. Sears Numbers Look Like this (231.564897) for example
compartment. And sometimes it is the dispenser controls. I will need your Kenmore Model Number to tell you the part you need and to help you better. Thank You, Sea Breeze


7/8/2009 4:57:46 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jul 08, 2009

Water pouring from waterdispenser in side by side refrig

Dispenser leaking----Probably replace the water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in. Disconnect the water line to the dispenser there and see if it keeps dripping when you try the dispenser
7/1/2009 1:18:49 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jul 01, 2009

Kenmore side by side shorts out when plugged in

Try a different circuit to plug the fridge. Possible you GFI is weak and can not take the start surge of the compressor. Refrigerators need to be on 20 amp circuits and not on same circuits with lights ,televisions,etc.
Also if the refrigerator has be laid down on its side during moving give it 24 hour for the oil to return to the compressor. This also is a symptom of overload on the compressor.

Let me know what you find..Sea Breeze
6/30/2009 12:46:10 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Jun 30, 2009

Needs instructions to remove the front panel to replace the microswitch near water dispenser arm

Kenmore model#10658562891 side by side refirigerator.
Need instructions on how to remove front panel to check or replace the heater that keeps Ice from freezing in the Ice chute.
5/8/2009 6:52:49 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on May 08, 2009

Kenmore Coldspot Ice maker is not working on our side by side refrigerator

Just above the tray that holds the ice cubes is a wire bar. If the bar is down, it will make ice. If the bar is up, it will stop making ice. When there is enough Ice in the tray, when the bar comes downm, it will hit the ice. If the bar is not completely down, no ice will be made.

I bet the bar is stuck, or you don't have a water supply to make ice (or it's plugged - de-ice the freezer).

5/8/2009 6:13:15 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on May 08, 2009

Kenmore side by side will only produce crushed ice and not cubed

remove the ice bucket inside and clean any clogged ice from inside the dispenser.
4/29/2009 8:43:13 PM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Apr 29, 2009

I have a coldspot kenmore


At first blush it sounds like the water valve that supplies water to the ice maker is sticking or leaking and letting too much water in.

If you can, watch how much water fills into the ice maker tray (very boring stuff). If it overfills the icemaker tray, then the water valve or timer is malfunctioning and needs repair or replacement.
4/8/2009 1:30:51 AM • Kenmore 5553 /... • Answered on Apr 08, 2009
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