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vikingboy

kenmore side by side ice maker problem

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I have a Kenmore 106.56532400 side by side fridge and the ice maker is not making ice. There is about 1/2 cube level frozen in each mold. The ejectors are not turning. The red LED is on solid and the temp in the freezer is 10 degreesF.

I was going to pull the ice maker out to melt the ice, but I can't figure out how to get the ice maker out. It looks like it should slide forward to come out. BTW I can squeeze the the filler tube okay and does not appear to be frozen.

Any thoughts?

vikingboy

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Viking,   there is a quarter inch screw you need to remove from the harness cover on the lower right hand side. Then the ice-maker will pull out straight foward. Take a look and see where your ejector blades are at.  Should be at the 2:00 position.  If not, remove the cover from the ice-maker and check the plastic gear center clip to see if they are broken or stripped. Second generation optics will give you 2 pulses and pause repeated with the door open.  Hold the left hand flapper in and the light should stay steady.  If your inlet tube is not frozen,  you probably have an issue with the ice-maker module.  Check these things out first..let us know,  Ron

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Thanks for the info ron. I took the maker out and the paddles are just resting against the ice cubes at about 4 oclock as you are looking at the gear drive. (this morning it was up at 2 oclock). The icecubes are frozen solid in the tray. When i took off the lid to the drive, I found a 1/2 white plastic tab broken off in the bottom of the lid which looks to me to go on the center (axle) of the white gear. There is another in place holding the gear in. FYI. Yesterday for some reason, when I was screwing around with this, the ice in tray seemed to loosen up and I was able to push on the paddles and get them to lift the cubes out. Then it filled with water and started over. The ice cubes froze, but never seemed to melt. Could it be the thermostat? Thanks. I included two pics.

viking boy

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Oh by the way, when I open the flipper on the left side of freezer the red LED blinks twice. When I close it it glows red solid. However, I have seen it closed with red LED not on at all.

viking boy

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Viking,  you found the problem,  that gear needs to be held to the module with those clips.  during the cycle the white gear will run outward with-out them messing up the cycle.  Your thermostat is probably ok,  the part number you need is 628366,  easy to install...Ron

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This part that you listed 628366, is that the module assembly? The number on the sticker on the assembly near the wheel is 106.626663. Is that the number for the entire ice maker?

thanks,

vikingboy

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vik thats not the module part number its the thermodisc part#its  located against the ice mold inside the head. its an easy fix eariler discussions were herehttp://applianceguru.com/view_topic.php?id=226&forum_id=1&highlight=L+and+H+test

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If I wanted to replace the ice maker, do you know the part number of the ice maker core without all of the wires, plastic covers, etc. Ref fridge part no is 106.56532400. I got a quote from sears for $191, but that is the entire kit. All I need is the icemaker itself. Thanks in advance.

-scott

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