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    Default Icicle's forming under ice maker

    Model Number: 106.52602100
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    A month or two ago Jake helped me fix up my optics board that was causing my icemaker to run continuously.

    I posted as a continuation to that thread that I was getting icicles forming below the icemaker and it seemed that no-one was sure what the solution was. It's really started to bother me, so I've done some more searching and am wondering if it is possible that the problem is with the Ice Maker Module (as referenced in this post: http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...g-icicles.html)

    Any thoughts on the issue would be greatly appreciated. It's novel to open up the freezer to a new display of ice art, but it is getting old quickly

    Here are the details. The icemaker is forming full ice cubes with no problems. It seems that the icicles are only formed while the machine is making ice, and they can be HUGE. Today I pulled one that was easily 1/4 inch wide and run all the way down to the first shelf. At times I get entire ice-puddles built up on a box or package in the freezer, and every now and again they will run down the entire side of the inside door.

    I had a piece of ice get stuck in the machine causing it to not produce ice for a day or two and I don't remember having the icicle problem when that happened. I'm thinking that the tray is overfilling and causing the problem.

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    Hi Kzhats, glad the optics fixed the ice maker to run continuously issue.

    Yes, you can adjust the water set screw.

    Turning the set screw clockwise decreases the water fill. 1/2 turn = approx 20cc of water. No more than one full turn in either direction or damage to the module could occur.

    If that doesn't solve it you would need a new ice maker mudule or complete ice maker assembly.

    Here's the module for your model:
    Manufacturer's Number: W10190935

    W10190935

    Complete icemaker assembly

    Manufacturer's Part#: 2198597

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    Jake,

    Thanks for the quick reply. I am continually amazed at how quickly you handle the volume from this forum.

    Were might I find the water set screw? I flipped up the panel and see something that looks like it may be the screw on the left side of the ice maker.

    Also, if it makes a difference, the VAST majority of the water comes out on the right side of the ice maker, through the screw on the lower right of the ice maker assembly.

    Thanks again!

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    You'll need to remove the ice maker module cover, just unsnaps.

    You'll likely need to remove the ice maker to get the cover off.

    Here's the instructions TO remove/change the ice maker assembly:

    1. Remove the bucket from the door to get some room.

    2. Put a piece of tape on the sensor flapper to hold it down so you won't damage it while removing the ice maker.

    3. Remove the ice maker service cover door by spreading the two hinge fingers apart away from the center and the door should lift out of the slot.

    4. Remove the screw in the right rear bottom side of the ice maker.

    5. After removing the screw that cover should lift up from the rear and just work it out from the rear and you see the electrical harness.

    6. On the left track the should be a tab toward the bottom which you need to push up.

    7. Push up tab and start working the ice maker towards you pulling it out of the track.

    8. Careful with the electrical harness in the back as you're pulling out.

    9. Disconnect the electrical plug by lifting the clip on the plug.

    10. Remove the side cover on the side module by pulling off.

    11. Remove the bottom shield by removing the 3 screws on the bottom.

    12. To install reverse the order as it came out.

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    Figures Simple little adjustment only requires unsnapping something... to unsnap requires a lot more work! I'll get it all taken apart and see if it's just the water flow rate. If not, I'll be buying some more parts it appears. Thanks again Jake.

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    Yup, its a bit more involved on this style ice maker.

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    Well, I finally opened it up (we just had a baby, so life was a little hectic). The ice maker tray was chipping quite a bit, so I've just gone ahead and ordered the entire ice maker. I read elsewhere that it was best to go ahead and just replace the entire unit if that is happening. The part will be here soon, and I'll get it all hooked up.

    Thanks again Jake!

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    Yes, you did the right thing by ordering the complete ice maker assembly.

    Keep us posted.

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