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Kenmore elite 10654606300

Water freezes when added but does not eject. Optics blink when door open, goes solid when icemaker switch held shut, and lite goes out when door switch is closed. Is that operating as should be? If so I guess I need a new icemaker????

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It sounds like the Ice maker is not working properly, which can be quite frustrating. I have taken the time to do some research on the Manage my Life website and have found some information that may be useful. While you are waiting for an expert to reply I have attached a link below if you would like to take the time to view. Hope this information is found useful.
by Manage My Life
December 31st, 2010
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scott d
I know it's frustrating when the icemaker stops working. The information you have already received is good. From the information listed, it would appear the optics are working ok.

The icemaker in this model can stop working for a few reasons. Some are listed below:

The icemaker itself can fail

The water valve may not open

The optic boards can fail

The fill tube can freeze up

Freezer temperature not cold enough (should be 0 – 5 degrees)

The blinking led light can be flashing a code that will indicate the problem. If it flashes 2 times pauses and continues this while the door is open, it’s normal. Now disconnect power to the refrigerator. To check this icemaker, slide it out, so the front cover can be removed, to access some test terminals. There is a clip located on the back right corner of the icemaker that will need to be removed, to slide the icemaker out. There will be a screw at the bottom of the clip holding it. I’m sending a picture with instructions to remove this clip. With the clip removed, slide the icemaker out and remove the front cover. You will now see the test terminals, which are marked (see picture). Now remove the 3 screws holding the receiver board on the right side and disconnect the harness from the board. Place a jumper between the black and black/white wires (see picture). Now use a second jumper and place it between the L – V terminals on the module. Reconnect the power and with both jumpers in place, water should now flow to the icemaker (be prepared to catch water from the fill tube). If water does flow, the icemaker # 2198597 will need to be replaced. If no water flows but you can hear a humming noise, the water valve # 4389177 will need to be replaced. If nothing at all happens, some voltage checks will need to be made. I hope this will help you.

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

Sears Home Services

. If you need more assistance additional details will be needed.

Safety Notice

: Be sure to disconnect the appliance before performing any troubleshooting procedures. If you are not comfortable with doing any voltage checks or repairs that might be recommended, please contact a local service provider for repairs. Be aware that there could be sharp edges inside the appliance that could cause cuts or other injuries to yourself or others.
by scott d Earned 3,282 community points in Kenmore
January 3rd, 2011
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