Good morning, Thank you for all the great information on this website! I was able to track down and test to narrow the issue.
We have a Kenmore 106.52552.100 side by side that we have been trouble shooting for a few weeks. The refgerator froze every thing in the refg and the freezer temp is 19 degrees below zero... The unit would not defrost, so we replaced the control panel and now it defrosts, but the ice maker will not make ice. the freezer is still very cold, ice cream as hard as a rock...no way to scoop out with out letting sit for 5 or 10 minutes.
Based on the information on the web site we downloaded the icemaker manual and started the tests, The optics code is three flashes on the LED, so that tells me the optics do not recognize the ice maker. So I removed the ice maker and cleaned it up let it thawout.
When reinstalled it makes one round of ice and stops.
My thoughts, and would appreciate yours!...
1. Replace the freezer thermostat, 19 below is too cold?
2. Replace the icemaker thermostat?
3. Replace the entire ice maker?
I truly appreciate your guidance and assistance...
Happy New Year,