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    Default ice maker is not keeping up

    Model Number: 106.50592000
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    my ice maker makes a little ice, but will not keep up with usage. i have followed advice i found here (check temperature, clean coils, replace filter, etc), but problem remains. sears installed a water line heater when unit was a couple of years old. i would just replace the ice maker, but i'm afraid that will not solve the problem.

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    ok...empty the ice bin then wait until the ice maker pops out a batch of cubes. Count the cubes. You should have 7 to 8 cubes. Less than that and your ice maker is not getting enough water. If you are getting 7 or 8 cubes then either the ice maker is bad or the freezer temperature is not cold enough (less than 5 degrees F preferably zero or less)

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    thanks for the response, jack. i'm getting a full tray when it dumps and it's cold enough, so i will assume that i need a new ice maker. do you have recommendations of where i should get one?

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    Instead of replacing the whole ice maker I would replace these parts since this optic system ice maker is expensive

    Tray Thermostat (part #2942) from RepairClinic.com

    "W10190935" Parts from RepairClinic.com

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    Whenever you change the tray thermostat, you always have to order the thermal mastic as well to put on the new thermostat.

    Thermal Mastic (part #632968) from RepairClinic.com

    Jake
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