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It may be time for a repairman when your refridgerator's ice maker stops working. This guide is about Kenmore ice maker not working.
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If the ice from your Kenmore ice maker is not clean, you may need to install additional filtration prior to the water getting to the ice maker. This is a guide about ice from Kenmore elite ice maker contains white particles.

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July 26, 20120 found this helpful

My Kenmore refrigerator, model #3639552780, does not get water to the ice maker. The water dispenser works on the door. The water line to the ice maker is clear and open to the valve. Can the valve be bad or what else could it be?

By RW Long from Lebanon, OH

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August 8, 20122 found this helpful
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My understanding is that if the tube is free and clear and not frozen, the culprit is probably a faulty valve.

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December 21, 2015

The ice machine is making ice. The rakes go around, they lift out the cubes, the tray fills up with water for the next batch. When this is happening the bail wire lifts slightly to get out of the way from the falling cubes. The problem is the bail wire stays up. So without manually dropping the bail wire the next cycle won't begin. I guess you could say it's a semi automatic ice machine.

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June 25, 2011

We recently moved into a new home and the ice maker is not making ice. Water is flowing through the door water dispenser just fine. We have checked the water line and it is fine. The refrigerator has sat with no power for months and months; could this have anything to do with it?

By Julie

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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

Am having the same problem with my ice maker.

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March 10, 20140 found this helpful

My Kenmore side by side makes ice fine, but it always freezes solid in the holding bin. I defrost and clean it out once it gets full, but the cycle starts over. This has been going on for at least a year or longer. Also, we can get water from the door dispenser, but not ice. Any suggestions on what may be the problem and how we can fix it?

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By ml

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December 19, 20141 found this helpful

Sounds like the dispenser door flap is not closing all the way and the airflow that goes up into your bin changes the ice to a block.

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February 19, 20150 found this helpful

Our Kenmore side by side with factory installed ice maker is not making ice at all. Prior to this for some reason every once in a while we would have water spilled forming icicles, otherwise we would have ice. Now nothing happens, no ice or spilled water to form the icicles. Suggestions?

By J. Peterson

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February 20, 20150 found this helpful

You can contact the manufacturer for possible help or request a service company recommendation.

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April 15, 2016

The ice maker in in my Kenmore refrigerator did work. I put it back together. It goes though its cycles, but the feeler arm does not drop back down.

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November 18, 20130 found this helpful

I removed the ice bin assembly from my Kenmore Elite 106 side by side to clean out the ice dispenser and cannot reinsert the assembly into the door. It will not go down far enough to lock into place. I have tried wiggling shaking, hitting gently - no luck.

By Ron K.

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March 22, 20140 found this helpful

This happened to us, too. Can't get it back in. Any answers/help? Thanks.

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November 29, 20140 found this helpful

Where you push against the bar to activate the ice maker, it started being hard to push and almost clicks when I push against it. It's a Kenmore Elite side by side. The happens whether you get ice or water.

By Tina A

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December 19, 20141 found this helpful

Likely the switch mount is broken. Watch this video to fix it. http://youtu.be/p9GjSqi6eY4

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August 5, 20131 found this helpful

I have a through the door ice maker with a switch for crushed ice or whole cubes. No matter which setting is selected the ice comes out crushed. What do I need to look for or do to fix?

By John

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September 20, 20110 found this helpful

I have an Electrolux stainless steel fridge. The water and the ice maker have stopped working. I don't hear the water going into the fridge. The water from the main line does work. This is the second time, before I had a technician come in and he repaired it. I am not quite sure what he changed. Can some one help with what the possible culprit is?

By Wayne

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March 23, 20130 found this helpful

I just had this problem. Turned out the larger black rubber tube which feeds the tray had frozen solid. I took out the ice maker and used a hair dryer to melt the ice and squeezed the black tube to help breakup the ice. Put the ice maker back in and turned up the Freezer temperature one notch and it began to work as normal.

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December 25, 20120 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore Elite Model 795.7107 refrigerator. My one month old ice maker will not dispense the ice into the ice container. We can tell the ice is frozen. The tray starts to turn, but will not empty. It returns to the position it was in. What could be stopping it from emptying?

By Jane from WI

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December 26, 20120 found this helpful

Try taking the tray out, they do come out and soak it in vinegar for a bit. Usually hard water causes the ice to stick. Then you may want to spray Pam in it. Then throw out the first batch of cubes it drops...they will be oily!

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June 15, 20110 found this helpful

My ice maker is no longer making ice. The water doesn't feed into the icemaker, but I get water from the dispenser. We have cleaned out the ice bin and used the hair dryer to defrost everything. Any suggestions? The refrigerator is about 5 years old.

By Wanda

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November 15, 20120 found this helpful

Any luck with that issue? I assume it needs a new Solenoid valve - just wondering what you did to solve it since I have same problem - plus the ice maker isn't rotating- not sure what controls water level in the tray to keep it from continually filling.

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February 19, 2011

My Kenmore ice maker has stopped working although the water is still dispensing from the front. Please help with any and all troubleshooting ideas?

By Rose from Tampa, FL

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February 23, 20110 found this helpful

I had a problem, too. Turned out that the heater that allows the ice to be released was bad and I had to replace the unit.

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October 14, 2015

My ice maker tray is never in correct position to receive the input of water. How do I reset the ice maker timer so that it will be in correct position to receive the water for ice making? As it is, the water empties into the storage tray under the ice maker. My fridge is an older Kenmore, model 1067689313 (2 door, freezer on top).

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May 21, 20120 found this helpful

I have a side by side ice and water dispenser on the outside of my freezer door. The water dispenser works, but there is no water going to my ice maker.

By Delois

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May 22, 20120 found this helpful

Need to take out the ice bucket and check out the water connections. Also, pull out the appliance and check the water hose going to the fridge, it could be caught or crimped. Good Luck.

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September 9, 2015

My ice maker just stopped doing anything. I pulled it out and opened it up. There is no damage or burnt/broken components. Nothing appears damaged at all. The water tube seems clear. I filled the little bowl with water and it froze, but did not dispense. The light on the inside wall of the freezer gives no error messages. It is as if a fuse is blown, but I did not think these things had fuses. Is there a circuit board that might need to be replaced?

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November 20, 20130 found this helpful

Ice freezes in the bin of my Kenmore two door refrigerator and when I push the dispenser it turns round and round, but because ice freezes in bottom of bin, no ice comes out.

I take it out and clean the frozen ice out, and it works for a few times, but it soon refreezes again.

By Carol S. from Aurora, CO

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December 19, 20140 found this helpful

Sounds like the dispenser door flap is not closing all the way and the airflow that goes up into your bin changes the ice to a block.

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October 28, 20130 found this helpful

Ice bin was full so I emptied it and now the ice maker isn't making any ice. Suggestions?

By Chris

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October 30, 20130 found this helpful

When you put it back in, did you lower the wire bar that lets ice maker know bin is full?

Also, did you check to make sure the bin clicked into the correct position?

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August 24, 20130 found this helpful

I have a 2008 Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator, model #106.58912801. The ice bin freezes up about every two days. The door chute assembly was replaced by a Sears tech approx. 2years ago. I have cleaned it out numerous times and inspected flapper assembly with a flashlight. (no light shows through) Also I have noticed that the middle pillar section between where the doors close around ice bin area appears very warm to the touch to me all the time. Any ideas? Thanks.

By Bob

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December 19, 20140 found this helpful

The middle pillar is where the auto-defrost wires are located inside.

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June 23, 20130 found this helpful

I installed a new ice maker and a new water valve and either one will work.

By Lavonne

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November 20, 20140 found this helpful

My whirlpool fridge will not eject the ice from the tray. I have replaced with a new board, and it freezes ice but will not cut and eject.

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May 15, 20110 found this helpful

I have a 1997 Kenmore side by side refrigerator. I have water, but the ice maker is not working. I can hear it trying to work, but there is no ice.

By Gerri E

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful

I'm not sure if you mean there is no ice in the bin or no ice drops down into your cup.

If there is no ice in the bin, look for the metal "L" shaped wire sticking out of the icemaker. Make sure it is pushed down. That tells the icemaker the bin is not full. When it is full the wire gets pushed up a little by the pile of ice and tells the maker to stop making ice. Also, if you want to make sure it won't make any ice, you can push it up all the way to tell the machine to stop. It's probable yours accidentally got pushed up, telling the machine not to make ice.

If there is ice in the bin but it won't drop down, check the chute to make sure it is clear. Also make sure the lever in the front on the door is exactly in the "ice" position, not on "water" or "crushed ice." If it's even a little off, you won't get ice (or water for that matter, if it's off the water one even a little).

I hope one of these ideas solves your problem.

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March 27, 20150 found this helpful

My Kenmore model#5967523 all of a sudden doesn't work. There are no ice cubes being made.

By Ron S.

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September 25, 2010

My Kenmore refrigerator icemaker will not make ice. Water will not dispense to the ice maker. All other water supplies are functional.

By D.R.Pearson from NC

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June 12, 20130 found this helpful

I have same problem. If you find out the reason let me know please!

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December 18, 20120 found this helpful

The ice maker in a Kitchenaid refrigerator is not calling for water to the ice maker.

By Dave

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December 20, 20120 found this helpful

Can only say that I had the same problem and the diagnosis was the very small spigot connecting to supply was at fault. It is under the sink. Spigot is not the right word. Best described as a small faucet or valve? I was told it was a common problem.

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March 5, 20150 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore refrigerator model number 106.76232402. Will it work without the ice maker?

By Arthur

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February 9, 20150 found this helpful

I just purchased a new Kenmore Elite side by side 30 cu ft refrigerator freezer. I have water in the door, but the ice maker will not work. The water dispenser works. Sears hooked up the unit, but I had to wait 24 hours for ice to work, it is now 72 hours and still doesn't work. My old Kenmore made ice on the same connection. Help.

By Jack D.

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August 19, 20120 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator that will not make ice or will not fill up. I tried the hairdryer, but didn't work.

By Keith

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August 21, 20120 found this helpful

Is the release lever in the 'on' position? I ask only because I had the same problem once and it turned out I hadn't realized it was accidently pushed to the off position when cleaning - LOL.

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July 16, 20120 found this helpful

My Kenmore Elite side by side ice bin is stuck. Not only that, it will not dispense ice anymore. It makes a grinding sound on the cube or crush setting. However, what I want to do is remove the bin entirely from the door and it is stuck. I have removed the ice, used the blow dryer, etc. and it is stuck even when pressing the side release. How do I get it out without breaking it?

By Tracy E

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June 20, 20130 found this helpful

We have a side by side and the ice bin gets stuck due to ice melting and then freezing on the underside of the bin. Don't know why it happens, but we first empty the bin of all ice from the top of the bin. Then we place large beach towels around the floor under the freezer door and pour water through the top of the ice bin(you can try to catch the water through the dispenser on the outside of the door or at the base of the freezer door with a bowl or cups).

It takes a while of doing this to melt the ice that's blocking the ice dispenser. We can usually see big chunks of ice blocking the dispenser by taking a flashlight and looking up into the dispenser from the outside of the freezer door. Then after pouring the water through a couple times, we take a long sturdy plastic handle and try to break up the ice stuck in the dispenser(either through the ice bin downward or on the outside upwards through the dispenser while holding the flap back).

It's a real pain!

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July 13, 20120 found this helpful

The icemaker and water dispenser on my Kenmore side by side refrigerator does not work with the new filter in place. They work fine when the filter is out.

By David B

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July 14, 20120 found this helpful

How old is the fridge?

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March 8, 20120 found this helpful

My icemaker stopped working and the model # sticker was not on the icemaker. The refrigerator is model #363.9735756, serial #l30244063, what model do I need to replace this unit?

By Adolphus from Gray Court, SC

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March 9, 20120 found this helpful

Check with your Sears appliance department or a Sears repair shop if you have one near. Also check the Sears repair site on the internet. Enter your model number and a parts list should come up.

Pat

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October 10, 20140 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore top freezer fridge with ice maker. It still makes ice but not enough to cover bottom of the bin. Any suggestions?

By Jessica W

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September 26, 20140 found this helpful

The ice gets stuck on top of the ice maker then water pours out and won't stop running.

By Patti

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November 21, 20110 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore refrigerator with a ice maker that was working fine. Then it started leaking water into the inside of the freezer unit from the ice maker. It drips water from the back of the ice maker all the time. This is making a mess in my freezer, how can I fix it?

By Rick B.

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August 8, 20130 found this helpful

There is a rubber tube on the back of the fridge that feeds the ice maker. Pull it out of the fridge....you'll likely find its frozen solid. Thaw in a cup of hot water or use a hair dryer. This is usually caused by blocked or old water filter. The water is supposed to "shoot" down the tube to fill the ice tray, but its down to a dribble and is freezing before reaching the tray. You can replace the filter of simply remove it and screw in the by-pass cover.

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