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106.54536400 Kenmore Coldspot not making ice and water is mildew tasting

Shelbast20

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Location
Oklahoma
Model Number
106.54536400
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
We just moved into a home and the Kenmore 106.54536400 made ice after cleaning and turning it on. It smelled and tasted bad so we took everything out again to deep clean. We let it all dry before replacing in the freezer and since then it doesn’t make any noises like it’s trying to make ice or doing anything. Visually I can see that the ice tray has a small amount of water in where the cubes are made but it’s not even half way filled. What would cause this? Or what should we check/replace?

In addition... We got the smell out, but the water still doesn’t taste well after changing the filter. Is it possible the water lines have mildew in them and need to be replaced or cleaned? (The fridge had been off when we moved in.)
 

Jake

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For the mildew smell, its likely the water reservoir in the refrigerator section that's got mildew in it. When you click the part link to it below you will see a video of how to replace it.

Here's the water reservoir for your model:
WP2256126 Water Reservoir


For the ice maker, if its not filling up the ice maker tray properly, then it could be the water inlet valve. It has two solenoids on it, one for the ice maker fill, one for the water dispenser. How is the water pressure coming out the water dispenser? Is it coming out fast?

Here's the water inlet valve for your model:
W10408179 Water Inlet Valve


Jake
 

Shelbast20

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Location
Oklahoma
Thanks for the info on the water reservoir.

The water pressure is great out of the water dispenser. No issues there.

I saw a different post and poured water manually into the ice maker and it is now frozen in there, but it never dumped out.
 

Jake

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Ok, yes usually its the ice maker itself that is bad when it does not dump the ice.

To verify it--->Remove the plastic cover from the front of the ice maker(it unsnaps off) Then Locate Holes "L" and "N" on the module, then with your DMM set to measure AC volts check for 120 Volts AC.

(click to enlarge)
Test-Force Cycle IM.jpg

If you get 120 volts and its not dumping, then its bad.

Here's the Ice Maker assembly for your model you can order:
4317943 Whirlpool Icemaker Kit


Jake
 
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