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Offline jeremytl

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Icemaker woes
« on: June 26, 2013, 06:49:15 AM »

Hello friends,
I have a Kenmore side by side.
Date of manufacture Nov. 2000
Model 106.50264992

The ice cubes are often hollow and broken. The ice in the bin clumps up and freezes together causing a mess of a jam. A couple times a month I have to remove the bin and take it outside to thaw a huge chunk of broken cubes froze together. Very frustrating. Any advice?

Offline Bailey

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Re: Icemaker woes
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 09:32:04 AM »
Check the temperature in the freezer. Being too cold will fool the icemaker into harvesting the cubes before they are frozen completely. The freezer temp should be around zero.

Offline tgoods

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Re: Icemaker woes
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 09:47:19 AM »
Hollow cubes is from a low water fill.  If you have good water flow to the fridge, replace the water inlet valve, W10408179 .

Offline jeremytl

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Re: Icemaker woes
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 01:09:38 PM »
Thanks Bailey, I will put a thermometer in there this evening.
tgoods: Is the water inlet valve on the back of the fridge where the copper wire goes in, or on the inside of the freezer, near the ice maker?
Do the water inlet valves malfunction or do they just get clogged?


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