how to check for power to ice maker
have a kenmore fridge model #106.56532400.Ice maker went out,bought new one still doesn't work.Seems like no power to ice maker.Fridge runs good,gets good,defrost and freezes ice cubes in trays.Water dispences out of door so I would think the water valves are good.According to what I've read on internet the emmiting boards are good (blink,blink,pause-flipper close steady red light) so I'm thinking no power to ice.Was wonder if I use multi-meter and check at end of elec. harness coming out of freezer side wall to ice maker would tell me theres power and the on off switch is good .If this would work what color is the hot wire and which is ground
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Chris: The receiver board is part #4389102 and it's located behind the cover on the right side of the freezer opening where the ON and Off switch is located for the icemaker. The water valves are independent from each other and the ice maker valve can be tested for continuity across the two terminals on the solenoid coil, or you can apply 120 volts to the water inlet valve to see if it opens but I would not recommend doing so unless you have experience with electricity and you feel safe and confident in doing so, othewise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your icemaker.
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