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Offline krstofer

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how do I remove the icemaker
« on: April 19, 2009, 10:32:25 PM »
Hello,

I have a kenmore side by side that stopped making ice. When I open the door, the red light makes 2 flashes. When I push in the door that blockes the optic sensor, it shows a steady red light. Also, it looks like the little resevoir that the water hose is closest to is frozen solid.

I was hoping i can remove the ice maker and let the ice in it defrost. I can't find any info on how to remove it. Can someone help?

Thanks,
Krs.

Model 106.56832603
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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 10:37:40 PM »
Hi krstofer,

Could you double check your model number?
You have it as 106.5682*603. Thinking the * should maybe be a 8 I tried looking up model number, 106.56828603 but still could not come up with any info.

Please double check your model number and post it here, thanks.
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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 10:52:06 PM »
Ok, I just looked at the refrigerator and it is 106.56832603. For some reason the number in the manual uses an asterisk instead of a 2.  I also used the wrong model number anyway. The manual covers 2 models.

Also, I filled up the tray with water maually and it made ice and dumped it into the bin, then the water tried to fill up the tray again but couldn't because the little resevoir was frozen. so the water dripped all over the inside of the freezer.

Thanks for your quick reply.

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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 10:55:14 PM »
Thanks for posting the correct model number.
I updated the topic to include the correct model number information.

Lets see what are technicians can find for you now, thanks..
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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 10:59:52 PM »
Check out the service manual and let us know if you have any other questions.

Ice Maker Service Manual 48 pages, 8.43MB

It maybe freezing up like that if the water valve does not shut off all the way and keeps dripping into the ice maker after it fills. Or if you have low water pressure to the refrigerator.

Sometimes you can remove the ice maker, thaw it out and they work ok again.

Let us know what you find.

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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 11:03:16 PM »
Wow you guys are awesome!

I'll thaw it out and watch for a slow leak. We've only had the unit for a little over a year.

Hopefully I'll have results tomorrow.

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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 11:10:19 PM »
If you have the refrigerator connected to a reverse osmosis system that maybe cutting down the water pressure to the refrigerator too.

If you do not have a reverse osmosis system connected to the refrigerator and you find that it does drip then I would replace the water inlet valve in back of the refrigerator.

To replace the water inlet valve you will need to turn the water to the refrigerator off. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall and unplug it.

You can then follow the water line that goes to the refrigerator to the corner were the water inlet valve is mounted.

Water Inlet Valve Part Number: 4389178


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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 01:45:54 PM »
Hey Guys, I finally got the chance to take out hte icemaker and clean it out and let it defrost.

Great news! It works. First batch of ice in months have just been dispensed.

Thanks so much for your help and info. Consider this issue closed!!

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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 01:47:52 PM »
That's awesome.  O0

Thanks for the update.

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Re: how do I remove the icemaker
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 02:32:18 PM »
My pleasure. If there is one forum pet peeve I have is, not posting results to problems.
 >:(

I will definately direct people to this forum  in the future.

 

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