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ANN MUSTICO

I have a Kenmore Refrigerator model 106.51569102 and the ice maker no longer works. I suspect the ice level sensor. How do I know before ordering a new one?

by ANN MUSTICO Last activity date:
June 1st, 2010

I have a Kenmore Refrigerator 106.51569102 and the ice maker no longer works. I suspect the ice level sensor (eye). How do I know before ordering a new one? The ice maker control light is blinking twice. What does that mean?

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Lyle W
The red LED light on the optics control board flashing twice indicates that the level sensing system is likely okay. The light flashing twice is an automatic diagnostic test. Try pressing in on the flapper on the left side that covers the emitter beam when the door is open. The LED light should turn solid. If not, then you will likely need to replace the emitter and receiver boards. The kit with both the emitter and receiver boards is part number 4389102. You can order this kit from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. If you replace these control boards yourself, be sure that you

unplug the refrigerator

to disconnect electrical power before accessing internal components.

If the boards pass the diagnostic test (the LED light turns solid when the beam is not blocked) then you could have a problem with the ice maker module or the solenoid water fill valve. Here is a link for a previous answer that provides advanced technical troubleshooting for this type of ice maker system:

Why won't my ice maker produce ice after I replaced the emitter and receiver boards (4389102) per your instructions?

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If you use this advanced technical troubleshooting, be sure that you follow electrical safety guidelines.

Unplug the refrigerator

when accessing internal components. Follow the instructions in the technical information carefully.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Lyle W
June 1st, 2010
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