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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.

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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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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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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?

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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).

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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.

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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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May 29, 20110 found this helpful

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

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By CMH

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May 29, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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April 8, 2010

How do I clean my ice maker in my Sears freezer so that it works?

By darlingbeth from Long Island, NY

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April 10, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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Not sure if this will help but good luck.

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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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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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May 30, 20140 found this helpful

How do I turn the ice maker back on? There is a nice off button to push and I believe it is off. How do I turn it on? It is a Kenmore side by side bottom drawer. It is 2 years old.

By Jp

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May 1, 20140 found this helpful

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?

By Jackson

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March 25, 20140 found this helpful

I have a Kenmore side by side. When using crushed ice we find small pieces of plastic in it.

By Mike

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March 16, 20140 found this helpful

Why does the ice maker dispenser flap in the door stay open?

By Larry from Union City, TN

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September 15, 20130 found this helpful

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?

By Annie

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September 10, 20130 found this helpful

My water/crushed ice/cube ice dispenser suddenly stop working! I have Kenmore side-by side refrigerator, model 3639557720.
How can I repair it?
Thank you.

By George

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September 5, 20130 found this helpful

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.

By Kirk

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September 1, 20130 found this helpful

It keeps freezing up and then stops making ice. It's a fridge with the drawer freezer on the bottom, Kenmore model #106.72002010.

By Kirk

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August 11, 20130 found this helpful

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

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July 31, 20130 found this helpful

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?

By Patricia

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July 31, 20130 found this helpful

The ice maker is making ice, but it won't dispense down to the dispenser. How can I fix that?

By Baovy

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June 17, 20130 found this helpful

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?

By shaneDn

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April 16, 20130 found this helpful

It will make one batch of ice and dump and refill, but the arm will not go back down.

By HD

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November 4, 20120 found this helpful

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.

By vicki

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August 22, 20120 found this helpful

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.

By Jesse

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August 13, 20120 found this helpful

My ice maker is making ice, but the crushed ice will not work.

By Ronnie J

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August 7, 20120 found this helpful

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

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May 8, 20120 found this helpful

My refrigerator won't make ice. The water side works.

By cy

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April 9, 2012

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

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April 2, 20120 found this helpful

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.
Any ideas?

By Karen

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December 2, 20110 found this helpful

There is ice frozen in the ice maker, but it doesn't dump them into the ice bucket.

By Myra J.

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November 10, 20110 found this helpful

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

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July 12, 20110 found this helpful

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?)

By KHS

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June 27, 2011

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

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June 26, 2011

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.

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June 5, 20110 found this helpful

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.

By Francisco

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February 6, 2011

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

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January 19, 2011

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

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January 17, 2011

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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January 9, 2011

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

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December 22, 2009

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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January 17, 20110 found this helpful

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?

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June 19, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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May 5, 20100 found this helpful

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?

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April 30, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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March 23, 20100 found this helpful

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.

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