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Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

My Kenmore ice maker is not working and my water dispenser is working. There was only one cube of ice dropped and that's it. Please advise.



Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

Do as the other person said. Take a hair dryer & defrost the water line. I have a Maytag and if the temp gets too cold, my ice maker and the cold water will freeze. The first time this happened, I called the repair man, now, I do it myself. I have had to do this several times and it does work. (04/30/2008)

By Wanda

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker


I have a Kenmore Elite and the ice maker quit working after my water had been turned off by the plumbers. We forgot to turn the ice maker off and it froze. I got my hairdryer out and blew warm air on the ice maker unit itself for a few moments. Now it works just fine. Anytime you lose your water supply to fridge, remember to turn ice maker off so it doesn't freeze up. (08/09/2008)

By Daury

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

I have a 5 year old Kenmore side by side fridge that had an in the door water/ice dispenser. The water works fine, but I notice that the ice tray is not receiving water. We also had our house water shut off/drained while a new water heater was installed and now I suspect the problem is related. I see some of you suspect the water line in the fridge got frozen up during the plumbing work, so many have suggested to heat up the supply line with a hair dryer. I see a small water outlet which fills the ice tray. Is this the only area to heat up or would I need to get the heat anywhere else? It seems that supply line is simply 1 inch of tubing that hangs down from the ceiling of the freezer. I can't imagine the heat helping much. (08/28/2008)

By Craig

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

My Kenmore ice maker stopped releasing the ice. Half of the ice is almost completely out and the other half remains lower in the mechanism. I have taken it out completely and flushed the water line. When I reinstalled ice came out the same way. The section that remains in the mechanism is closest to the water inlet. (10/08/2008)


By Karen

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

I changed the filter on mine and it fixed this problem. If the water is being dispensed slower than normal, this is probably the problem. The filter is not letting enough water through the system to fill the ice tray. (10/26/2008)

By Brian From Michigan

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

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We have a Kenmore elite side by side bought in 2002. The water line was freezing up, we would defrost the line. Now we are not getting water to the ice maker. We replaced the entire ice maker unit for $125.
KIM (01/22/2009)

By Sally_Admin

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

Defrost the ice maker. It will fix the problem. (01/30/2009)

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

Thanks to those who said to use the hair dryer on the ice maker. Our Kenmore had also stopped making ice but yet we could get water through the door. The hair dryer did the trick! (04/23/2009)

By Roannb

Troubleshooting Kenmore Refrigerator Ice Maker

Although I usually don't respond or comment when I get answers to a question someone else has asked, I just had to comment on this one.

I have a used Kenmore refrigerator that the seller did not guarantee the ice maker would work. I had some repair work done and the repairman hooked up the water line, etc. Four days later I got some dirty ice and then nothing. Oh, well, repairman told me to jiggle the handle, nothing. Read this area, hooked up the blow dryer and guess worked! Repairman wanted $175 to put in a new ice maker. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Oh, I forgot, landlord told me it was the timer and that I could get a new ice maker at Wal Mart for $25 and he would install it. I don't know what planet he lives on but the cheapest one I found was $50 and I'm not even sure it's the one for my refrigerator. (Should I also mention that every time the landlord "fixes" something, it has to be redone once if not twice - need I say more?) (06/12/2009)

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