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Refrigerator/Freezer Kenmore 106.5814*801

Intermittent ice maker

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#1 gergrff

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 12:37 PM

Hi,
I would appreciate some help with a Kenmore refrigerator model #106.5814*801. The icemaker is working intermittently.
I have tried unplugging the refrigerator, and whenever it comes back up ice will be made several times in two weeks.
Any ideas!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 01:47 PM

... The icemaker is working intermittently.

... when it's not working, is there Ice in the IceMaker ?
Freezer temperature need to be +15F or colder to "harvest" the Cubes
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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:46 PM

Hi,
Thanks for the reply to my problem with the icemaker. The temp is O.K. I FORGOT that the LED is
blinking two times about every second. Hope this helps...

Thanks,

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 05:04 PM

... the LED is blinking two times about every second.

that's the normal status ..
is there Ice in the IceMaker ?
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for another reply to my problem.
There is water in the ice maker, so I am leaning toward replacing the ice maker.
I called a local parts co. and they could not find the part number for the Kenmore refrigerator. I believe the correct Whirlpool number is W10190961.
Do you have a troubleshooting guide for this refrigerator/ice maker? If you do, could you please pass it along?
What is involved in removing and replacing this particular ice maker - I have done so in other refrigerators, but never the one with the vertical ice bin.

Any help will be appreciated,

GG

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 05:53 PM

... There is water in the ice maker,

then it should freeze, unless there is something wrong with your Freezer / temperature...
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:57 AM

The temperature is fine in the freezer (six degrees). The icemaker works intermittently. Is there a troubleshooting guide you could pass along?
I had also asked if the whirlpool part number for the icemaker will work. I had asked what is involved in removing this particular ice maker?

Thanks,

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 01:07 PM

Yes, the number you posted is for the 5-cube icemaker, here is some further info: http://fixitnow.com/...tical-controls/


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Posted 20 September 2011 - 10:27 PM

kdog,

Thanks for the information. I feel more confident about making the correct diagnosis having a flow chart, etc!

GG

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 04:24 PM

After reading the technical material, I found out that the ice maker may be good. The refrigerator/freezer failed the optics test. Whenever I opened the freezer
door, the LED blinks twice about every second. Whenever I closed the flapper the LED blinks twice about every second.

I am going to replace the emitter and receiver boards. I did not try to jump the black and black/white at the board to test the ice maker. I did test the water
valve and made sure that the water line was not iced up.

If anyone sees a problem with this plan (other than not checking the ice maker itself by doing a harvest), PLEASE let me know.

Thanks,

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 06:23 PM

There is water in the ice maker,


As Master Reg pointed out, water in a cold environment soon becomes ice (unless the environment is not cold enough) - If you still have water in the icemaker, the problem is elsewhere - One the water freezes initiate a harvest cycle and see what happens, meantime - clean out that condensor

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:07 PM

I have had ice in the mold all along. Let's forget about that, what about the unit not passing the optics test?

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:19 PM

There is a beam of light that travels between the emitter and receiver, be sure something is not interrupting the beam and fooling it into thinking the ice bin is full - send the Icemachine through a harvest (simple enough) to verify it's operation - if all that is OK, then replace electronics

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:24 PM

I have had ice in the mold all along.


There is water in the ice maker


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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:33 AM

Well on that "tidbit of information" I misspoke. The next post after I misspoke, I said I had a freezer temp of six degrees. That should have ended the
thought process that the water was not freezing.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:15 PM

That's like answering a question with a question - Where I live, water does not freeze until 0 degrees (tidbit of information: Celcius)
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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:36 PM

"Tidbit of Information"
In Southern United States water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Yes I know the freezer needs to be between 0 and 15 degrees F to harvest cubes.

I changed the optics boards today, and everything seems to be working fine.

Thanks for the help.


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Posted 30 September 2011 - 07:18 PM

Well, I ended up changing the ice maker out also.

Now, everything has been working well for about a week.

Thanks again for the help.




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