I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator. After 2 months, when I push the ice dispenser tab the motor to push ice is on, but not pushing ice out.
Sometimes I hear noise in back of the ice bin, but no motion for ice propeller to push ice out. Could it be that the motor is bad? I had checked the between the prop and the motor, seems fine. Any suggestions before repair guy called for $60 to come out?
By Greg from Bemus
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My refrigerator ice machine has not made ice since our water was shut off to fix a broken sprinkler head out in our yard. It seems to go through the motions of making ice but we do not get any cubes! Could it be air in the line and if so, does anyone know how I can get the water through without flooding my house? Thanks!
Mara in Texas
Whirlpool Fridge Icemaker Not Working
I have a Whirlpool side by side refrigerator/freezer with icemaker and water dispenser. The icemaker stopped working, but ice dispenser and the water dispenser in the door still work fine. I was told that most likely the problem was the electric valve controlling the water flow to the icemaker. I have a dual coil valve. I checked the resistance across both coils. It reads 300 ohms for both. I understand that this is the normal range, and indicates that the valve may not be the problem. What else could the problem be and how can I troubleshoot it.
If you suspect a valve , you could manually fill the icemaker mold with water to see if it harvests ice, if there is no water coming into the icemaker the plunger in the water inlet valve may be stuck and electrically the valve is OK. You might be able to rebuild the valve. If after the water freezes in the icemaker and it doesn't harvest make sure the shutoff arm is operating the switch inside the icemaker by lifting the arm up and down and listening for a click. If that doesn't help you can have any number of problems in the icemaker.
By Anne H.
Here's some info from frigidaire, not sure what you guys are using.
Not making any ice.
Freezer may not be cold enough. Temperature must be 5 F. or colder to work properly.
Water supply valve may be blocked or restricted. Supply valve must have a 1/4" opening for water to fully supply ice maker. Many self-piercing valves do not have this big of an opening. Replace water supply valve with one that has a 1/4" opening.
Water supply valve may not be open. Find the supply valve and open.
Wire signal arm on ice maker is in the up position. This position shuts off the ice maker. Pull wire arm (bail arm) down to start ice making.
By Anne H.
By Anne H.
By Rosalie Shoeman
Our Frigidaire icemaker quit working and we can't afford another one. Any suggestions? We had installed a new filter about 10 days earlier.
Elizabeth from Hart, Michigan
I have a Whirlpool Gold side-by-side and its ice maker stopped working. I tried lowering the temperature and I checked the little black spigot thing for ice, but neither helped. I couldn't figure it out until I removed the ice maker. When I did, I found that it was a broken tab that held on the ejector gear (see www.repairclinic.com for diagrams).
To fix it I tried super glue, but that didn't work. Turns out super glue loses all strength in the freezer. Next I tried some glue I had left over from putting sprinkler pipes together. That held, but just barely, so finally I used a little ball of glue putty like a cap on the end of the tabs. That worked and I now have ice again.
I recommend taking out the ice maker to really see what the problem is. To remove mine I unplugged the frig, carefully removed the little door over the ice maker, unscrewed the 4 hex screws on the bottom of the ice maker, pushed in the little tab on the bottom left of the maker, slid the maker out, and unplugged it. (09/01/2008)
By Corey from FL
I have a Kenmore refrigerator. The ice maker has stopped making ice. Any suggestions on how to troubleshoot the problem?
By Mking from Seattle
By Robyn Fed
I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator, model 106.55243400. The ice maker has quit working. Any suggestions before I call a repair man? It is about 3 years old and I have checked the water and it is fine. What about the filter? Thanks.
By clegferry from Greenville, GA
Make sure to put an empty cup inside the freezer at the bottom of the "slide" to catch the water being flushed through. I did see tiny pieces of ice slide down, but nothing significant. I put it all back, which was difficult to do since it was a tight squeeze in the freezer. Anyhow, I was disappointed that after I reconnected it, it didn't immediately fill the empty ice tray with water! Thinking it was a loss and a waste of time, I left it alone and continued my day. The next morning the ice box had generously made ice for my family all night long. The ice maker is back in business! Next time, I'll just use the blow dryer. Thanks for the great tips! (07/28/2009)
By Mommy Fix It
Our Amana side-by-side ice maker over flow bar is stuck in the up position and cannot be pushed down. Any ideas? Model No. SBI20S2W
By bfmstrc from Lowell, MI
My Whirlpool side by side stopped making ice yesterday. It still dispenses water. Where should I look?
By Rich from Hamden, CT
My Kenmore side by side Model 106 ice maker does not make ice. Water does not come from the line into the ice maker, but does come from the line into the water dispenser on the door. What is the problem and how do I fix it?
By Ralph from Jackson, MS
The ice maker on my Whirlpool side-by-side stopped working. Whirlpool wouldn't stand behind it. So, I was guessing what part to replace until I found this website and diagnosed the problem in 5 minutes using a simple piece of insulated wire. Whirlpool designed the ice maker to be easily diagnosed in just this manner. Save yourself some time, money, and grief and check it out. (01/15/2010)
My Kenmore side by side refrigerator ice maker isn't making ice, but I have water. I turned the ice maker off for a couple of days and when I turned it back on it didn't make ice.
By Sandy from Payette, ID
My Kenmore side by side, model 106 ice maker does not make ice. I replaced the intake valve unit a few years ago and it fixed the problem. A couple days ago I replaced the intake valve assembly (part number has changed from 2205762, now substitution No: 4389177), but it still isn't working.
Water does not come from the line into the ice maker, but does come from the line into the water dispenser on the door. The ice maker is making a slow grinding sound, like an old clock. Any suggestions on what to try or check out before calling a repairman?
By Larry from NW OH
Last night we noticed the ice maker on our side by side fridge was not working. My husband noticed the tube in the back of the ice maker was frozen, so he cleared it and put it back together. This morning there was still no ice and there was no water in the dispenser. It seems like there is no water going through on the ice maker side. Water is still coming out on the water side. What could be the problem and how do we repair? Thank you!
By Robin from Ft. Lauderdale, FL
My ice maker has stopped working, What can I do at home before calling expensive repairman? It is getting water and does not appear to be leaking.
By Sandy from St. Louis, MO
My Kenmore ice maker cycles but there is no ice. I changed the water valve and the line is not frozen. The water dispenser works fine. Any suggestions?
By MC from Rockhill, SC
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