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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.
The middle pillar is where the auto-defrost wires are located inside.
I installed a new ice maker and a new water valve and either one will work.
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.
The ice maker in a Kitchenaid refrigerator is not calling for water to the ice maker.
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.
I have a Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator that will not make ice or will not fill up. I tried the hairdryer, but didn't work.
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.
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
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).
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
How old is the fridge?
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
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.
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.
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.
Our Kenmore ice maker tray has ice in it, but it won't release it and make more. The water spout is empty, should it have water in it waiting? Can I replace the ice maker myself? Kenmore Elite Model No. 106.52602100
Usually ice sticks because of mineral buildup in the tray. Take the tray off and soak it overnight in vinegar. Repeat if needed until the inside of the tray feels smooth. Some people even spray Pam inside the trays and dump the first cubes.
How do I clean my ice maker in my Sears freezer so that it works?
By darlingbeth from Long Island, NY
Do you see a lot of lime buildup? If so soak some cotton balls with vinegar wait about an hour or so it'll come right off.Mine quits sometimes and I have to unplug my fridge and put a blow dryer on hot on it for a bit (where the water comes out and goes into trays) and it'll start back making ice again.
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.
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
The ice gets stuck on top of the ice maker then water pours out and won't stop running.
My Kenmore refrigerator is a side by side, model # 106.55649500. I replaced the broken ice maker. The new one makes ice fine, but when it refills with water it refills 2 times immediately. The first time the water tray is filled up OK. Then it turns on again and when it does the tray overflows. I've adjusted the screw on the side, but it doesn't help as the water simply turns on two times. Any ideas?
I have a Kenmore side by side. When using crushed ice we find small pieces of plastic in it.
Why does the ice maker dispenser flap in the door stay open?
By Larry from Union City, TN
My Kenmore side by side model #106 (?) 9555312 makes cubes, but then ices up in the back on the left (yeah, where the water tube shoots in) about 1/2 way thru a totally full bin. Then the dispenser is unable to produce cubes thru the door because the (inner spring?) in unable to move because of it being frozen to the blockage. The water tube is clear, obviously. Why would it make cubes, then create a frozen block and tube is open?
My water/crushed ice/cube ice dispenser suddenly stop working! I have Kenmore side-by side refrigerator, model 3639557720.
How can I repair it?
My ice maker keeps freezing up and stops making ice. It's a fridge with the drawer freezer on the bottom, Kenmore model #106.72002010.
It keeps freezing up and then stops making ice. It's a fridge with the drawer freezer on the bottom, Kenmore model #106.72002010.
My ice maker works for a couple days then quits working entirely. It will make a few trays of ice before quitting.
By Greg M
My side by side Kenmore ice machine quit today. After reading some of these answers, I found there was no blinking light on the right wall while holding down the flapper on the left wall. What does that tell me?
The ice maker is making ice, but it won't dispense down to the dispenser. How can I fix that?
My Kenmore bottom freezer ice maker stopped making ice. This happened a year ago and was caused by the thermostat that regulates humidity. The coils were all iced up. That is not the problem this time. How do I get the gears to move, to sort of re-set the mechanism?
It will make one batch of ice and dump and refill, but the arm will not go back down.
My Kenmore side by side is about 10 years old. It worked fine until I moved to another location. When I started it back up the water works fine and it dumped one tray of ice. I tried a new filter top right, but it pops back out. Any suggestions? I had a service tech look at it. He thought it was a bad filter so he sold me another filter, but same thing happened.
My Kenmore refrigerator is 10 yrs old. It has a red beam eye (sensor) control. The right side on/off switch has a second red light that is flashing. The red beam lights, one on each side, are not on. This beam is in front of the ice maker.
My ice maker is making ice, but the crushed ice will not work.
By Ronnie J
I have a Kenmore, side by side, model 106.53662300. It is making ice, but will not dump it. It seems that if I use a blow dryer that it loosens up something, not sure what, and then it will dump. The fingers are usually in the correct position, but not always. We had this issue a few months ago and babied it through it. Then it started working just like it always did. Now it is acting up again. Before that there was a lot of frost on the fingers, ice maker, etc. This time there isn't any frost. My husband removed the ice maker last night and we didn't see anything obviously wrong. He put it back in and I think it worked twice, and that was it. I have gotten it to dump once today by using the blow dryer.
By Mindi C
My refrigerator won't make ice. The water side works.
I have a Kenmore side by side refrigerator, model 106.56679500. The ice maker has frozen water, the filter was replaced maybe a month earlier, the water dispenser works, but ice quit dumping 3 weeks later. I wonder if the light that senses if ice is in the dispenser is out, thus thinking dispenser is full or if the ice maker is broker. Suggestions?
By Jon McK
I have a Kenmore refrigerator with bottom freezer. I bought it in 2009. I turned off the ice maker for the winter and when I turned it back on it is not making ice. I did check to make sure there is water to the unit and that checked out. It also makes a noise like it is doing something, but no ice.
There is ice frozen in the ice maker, but it doesn't dump them into the ice bucket.
By Myra J.
I have a Kenmore Elite Model 106.58972700 and it does not make ice, but has frozen ice in the top waiting to be dumped. Now the meat part seems to be freezing in the drawer of the refrigerator. I am not sure if the two are from the same trouble. The ice bin has been clean.
By Martha B from Arkadelphia, AR
I have a KitchenAid side by side refrigerator. Ice is forming on the side and bottom of the ice bucket, preventing the freezer door from closing properly. Also, the cube dispenser has begun dispensing a mixture of frost and cubes. (A plastic piece broke off a while ago and the machine no longer creates crushed ice. Could that be part of the problem?)
I just moved into a condo and the ice maker worked fine for the first few days then stopped. Does anyone know how to fix it? Please and thanks for any help you may be able to give to me.
By Elizabeth from London, Ontario
My Kenmore Trio with ice maker in the freezer drawer is not making ice. I changed the filter, but it is still not making ice?
By Charlie F.
My freezer works great, the refrigerator works great, the icemaker does not make ice! I am confused as to where exactly you use the blow dryer. Is it in the back panel or around the icemaker? Please help.
My Kenmore refrigerator, model 106.58904801 through the door ice maker is blocked. I used a hair dryer to melt the ice, but too much heat deformed the rubber flap door, dislodged the door mechanism and caused other damage. The electric motor for water and ice is no longer audible. The water stopped also, but the light works. How do I get and replace unit?
By greg from NYC, NY
Our Kenmore side by side ice maker makes a very loud squeal when on max. We drink a lot of ice water and the regular setting does not keep up. What's with the high pitched noise?
By Greg from Monroe, WA
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
I have a Kenmore refrigerator/freezer. The icemaker works fine, but the ice "sticks" in the chute. It won't dispense.
Solution ... ?
By Rich from Manassas, VA
I have a Kenmore refrigerator model # 106.52572202. The ice maker is making ice and then appears to leak water into the ice bucket and freeze over. Is the heater not operating correctly and leaving cubes and then causing water to leak into bucket? How do I fix it?
By Ken Martin from Summerville, SC
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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?
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.
I have a Kenmore side by side model 106.56532400 with the door ice dispenser and water. The water still works, but the ice maker won't make ice. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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.
My Kenmore side by side Model 106 ice maker does not make ice. Water does not come from line into the ice maker, but does come from the line into the water dispenser on the door.