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    Default icemaker - paper/coating in ice?

    Model Number: 106.53606202
    Brand: Sears Kenmore
    Age: 6-10 years

    Hello,
    Have a kenmore side by side, every once in a while we find offwhite paper looking material in the ice cubes? Kind of yellowish, maybe....little pieces, small pieces, around .25 by .25, but the size varies.
    It seems to be happening more and more lately -

    I guess this is some kind of coating in the ice maker cube trays or something?

    Can someone tell me if this is a common problem or what to do, besides replace the darn ice maker?
    Is the coating toxic or anything?

    If I am to replace it where can I get a replacment icemaker?

    thanks Kevin

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    Hi,

    Sound like the ice maker coating is coming off.
    If you remove the ice maker you will be able to get a better look.

    Is the coating toxic or anything?
    For what a ice maker cost why take the chance?

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    Hi Kevin,

    Yes, AJ is correct, I've seen this happen many times.

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    Does this model have an ice tray that can be replaced or does the whole icemaker assembly need to be replaced?

    If you can point me to a part number and/or a how to / parts diagram I would be very appreciative.

    thanks Kevin

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    Ice Maker Mold and Heater W10190929 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com




    Looks like the ice tray with "flake resistant coating" is 69. I guess my model has a lot of Flaking?

    How much for a whole icemaker? I dont see that part.

    thanks Kevin

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    Hi Kevin,

    Here's the complete ice maker assembly for your model:
    Ice Maker Assembly 2198597 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


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    Found the one screw and the clippy thing on the other side.

    Then I pulled the electrical connector then the bottom 3 screws then pulled the white cover off the motor side, then 3 more screws, then 2 more screws then the ice tray came undone...
    Then I reversed it all....
    Do these new trays and the coating hold up better than the old ones?

    So how long will it take for the ice maker to start making ice?

    What are the sensors and how does that work?

    Here are some pics of the mess and the nice ice tray that I have been using for 5 years and hopefully someone will benefit from these.

    thanks for all your help.
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    Do these new trays and the coating hold up better than the old ones?
    Yes, much better.

    So how long will it take for the ice maker to start making ice?
    Give it about 2-4 hours.

    What are the sensors and how does that work?
    The ice maker thermostat senses the freezer temp. and the water when its frozen in the tray, and when the water in th tray freezes, then the thermostat will tell the motor, to start up to dump the ice.

    Good job, sounds like you got it.

    Thanks for the pics, your old one was really bad.

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    I realize this is an older thread, but it appears that I have the same problem. From this thread it looks like the solution was to replace the entire icemaker assembly.......is that right? Or is it possible to just get the "tray"?

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    Yes, the entire ice maker assembly.

    Is your refrigerator the exact same model#106.53606202?

    Help Me Find My Model Number - RepairClinic.com

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