Whirlpool Side By Side not making Ice, but water dispenser works
I have the same issue Barry was having and need to find a fix. Here are the symptoms:
My Kenmore Elite (106.50592003)Side by Side Refrigerator stopped producing ice. Water dispenser on door works fine. Freezer temperature is fine. Was getting no Status LED light - replaced emitter and receiver boards and now get normal Status LED light indications - but no ice is filling up bin after 24 hr wait. Slide switch is in ON position. Also, don't hear any water filling into icemaker. Don't have any diagrams or schematics. Will purchase service manual to get some additional insight, but any recommendations anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Whirlpool Side By Side not making Ice, but water...
Check to see if the water outlet tube in the freezer is blocked with ice. That is a common problem and there is a fix kit out to solve the ice problem. if the tube is not blocked you need to check the water valve for the ice maker and make sure its good. you will need a volt meter to check it. so check these two things out. And to check to see if the water tube is frozen ,stick a small screwdriver in it and check for a blockage.
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If you have frost build up in the freezer compartment it can impede operation of the fan. Frost build up is usually a secondary symptom of an automatic defrost system problem. i.e it is not defrosting... due to a failure of one of the following:
Hold the door light switch depressed and see if the light goes out and that the fan is running.
I just resolved an issue with my kenmore elite side by side refrigerator icemaker (model 106).
It was expensive because I took the long road to fixing the unit myself.
My problem: No water going up to the freezer water dispenser into the
icemaker but the water in front of the door working just fine.
-first thing i tried was the simplest. The Internet is clogged with
this miracle fix of using a hair dryer to melt the frozen water line
going to the dispenser output. This is highly unlikely for our model
since the water line is protected within the refrigerator frame.
-2nd thing I replaced my water filter (thinking that there wasn't
enough water pressure to trigger the solenoid valve. $40, and still no
-3rd thing was I tested for voltage going to the solenoid. No voltage
going to solenoid, so I wasted $30 for a new solenoid.....still no
-4th thing was I ordered a new IR sensor and receiver (since the
reciever end is where the relay that sends the voltage to the solenoid
to turn on and allow water to go up to the dispenser).
My IR sender and receiver appeared to be working flakey.
Installed, still no water. $58 BUCKS ON EBAY (EVERYWHERE ELSE $100+)
-I finally removed the freezer front little white door, I TURNED OFF
THE FREEZER SWITCH SO NO VOLTAGE WAS PRESENT, removed the release latch
underneath the freezer unit and disconnected, and removed the freezer
unit to inspect it further.
When I removed the protective white cover that covers the mechanical
wheel, I had a few parts come flying out of it. Turns out that the
wheel accessories were damaged. THERE ARE NO REPAIRABLE PARTS ON THE
FREEZER UNIT. I FOUND ONE ON EBAY FOR $39 BUCKS + $9 SHIPPING! $48
BUCKS, SWAPPED THE HARNESS AND BOTTOM COVER, AND IN 20 MINUTES, I WAS
BACK IN BUSINESS. STARTED MAKING ICE IN ABOUT A HALF HOUR!!!!!
when in doubt, replace the freezer unit for $48 bucks! 7 out of 10
times it will fix your problems. All techs replace the IR set at the
same time too which will set you back another $58 bucks.
Good luck! ;)
Barry, check out the above post, it will give you instructions on how to jump start it. Reply back if you cant get to it. Catriver.