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Icemaker not producing ice

The icemaker on my Kenmore side by side 106.53632300 is not making ice. Water dispenser works OK. With the door open, the LED on the right is on solid, if I push in the little flapper on the left, it flashes twice, the off, then twice, etc. It did this once before, then started working.

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Scott,

Thanks for the troubleshooting steps. I have some work to do. May take me a while to get through these, but I will let you know how I make out.

Mark
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June 3rd, 2011
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scott d
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 upThe 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 indicates the boards are ok. I’m attaching a chart for the led indicator. 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 # 2198678 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 would like to have a technician make these checks you can call 1-800-469-4663.
by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
June 3rd, 2011
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I checked based on your answer, and my original status assessment was backwards; the LED flashes in just the manner you described. As I said, this happened before, and corrected itself with no apparent action on my part. The water dispenser works fine, so water supply is not a problem. Any other ideas, or troubleshoooting steps you could recommend?

Thanks,

Mark
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June 3rd, 2011
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scott d
I'm sorry you are having this problem with your icemaker. The information you have received from James is very good. Based on the information listed, the LED is working backwards. With the door open, the LED should be flashing twice, pause then flash twice again and continue doing this will the door is open. When the little flapper is pressed in, then the LED should stay on solid. This appears to be defective optic boards and will need to be replaced. The boards come as a kit and the number is 4389102. I’m attaching pictures with instructions to replace the boards. This kit is available at

SearsPartsDirect

. If you would like more assistance, any additional details will be helpful and I will be glad to assist you further.
by scott d Earned 3,139 community points in Kenmore
May 23rd, 2011
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I'm sorry that you are having some difficulties with your Kenmore Refrigerator's ice maker. I did a little research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. The link is attached below. If you decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to Searshomeservices.com. I hope these links will help until your expert can respond.
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May 20th, 2011
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