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    Default Dripping icemaker

    Model Number: 106.70262990
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    My icemaker is dripping on my Kenmore Coldspot 106.70262990 refrigerator.

    Here's a pic:


    What should I inspect/replace?

    Thanks!

    -n.

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    Hi,

    You'll need a new ice maker module.

    Here's the ice maker module for your module you can order:
    Manufacturer part#W10122536 is RepairClinic item#1373103
    W10122536

    To change it, take your ice maker out by taking the 2 screws out from the top, and the 1 on the bottom, that mounts it to your freezer wall, unsnap the electrical connector.

    Then remove the front cover, just unsnaps. Then remove the 3 screws that hold the module in place as seen here:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/icemaker-modual.html then remove the metal bar that snaps into that plastic sensor piece on the module.

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    Jake, What causes this? I have a similar problem on my Treo. It drips some every time it ejects ice and I get a small clump daily. Thanks, Bob

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    Hi,

    On the module style ice makers (Whirlpool, Maytag Family, Sub Zero) the printed circuit in the module head often wears and the contacts become too long and allow the icemaker to over fill = new ice maker or new module head.
    This is from Jeff's site, www.applianceaid.com

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    Jake, One more question. The model is Kenmore 596.73502202. I did a parts search at repairclinic.com and it likes like I have to replace the entire ice maker. Is that correct? There's no sub-assembly? Thanks, Bob

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    Yes, thats true on your model Bob.

    You can save some money, I found it on sale for currently $89 here: Manufacturer's Number: D7824706Q

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    Thanks again Jake! So this fits a kenmore Treo? Just making sure as the maker is listed as Amana and or Maytag. repairclinic.com had suggested replacing the water inlet valves, which cost almost as much as the entire ice maker. Bob
    Last edited by rwdavis2; April 16th, 2008 at 12:07 PM.

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    Yes, this is the one for your model, your Kenmore 596 model is made by Amana.

    You water inlet valves should be fine.

    If case you ever need them, you can order them.

    Primary water inlet valve: Manufacturer's Number: 12544002

    Water valve kit: Manufacturer's Number: 12002193

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    Jake,
    It looks like the new one is working OK. That was the easiest icemaker repair I've ever done. Whoever designed that one and the freezer did something correct.
    Thanks,
    Bob

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    Excellent Bob, good job fixing it.

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