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FIXED 106.89599100 Kenmore stand alone Ice Maker will not fill with water

Jakep

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106.89599100
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Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Late last night I was awakened to a terrible sound coming from the kitchen. When I get there its the recirculation pump in the ice maker. I turn the unit off and it stops. This morning I get up and turn it back on...watch and it never fills with water. then the pump comes on and tries to run. I have had several different issues with this Ice Maker, but this one is new to me....any ideas?
 

Jakep

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Update:
I manually filled the water tray and turned the unit on...at some point it emptied the water tray so I re-filled it and left it running.....we will see what happens
 

Jake

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Check to see if you have 120 volts at the water inlet valve electrical connector, when it should be filling.

Here's the water inlet valve for your model:
W10881366 Valve


Also, do what I mentioned in this post:
Run the diagnostics mode on page 53:

Jake
 

Jakep

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OK, ran the diagnostic test and everything passes, but when it gets to the water valve there is 120v at the connector but no water is coming out....I assume the valve is bad.
 

Jake

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when it gets to the water valve there is 120v at the connector but no water is coming out....I assume the valve is bad.
Yes, bad water inlet valve, the new water inlet valve should fix it.

Let us know.:)

Jake
 

Jakep

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well, changed the valve and it now fills with water but doesn't stop when full, it runs until it times out and the recirc pump doesn't start....but all these pumps tested good before I changed the valve.....oh well
 

Jake

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Ok, glad to hear the new water inlet valve fixed that no fill problem.

Now you have another problem, Check for corroded wire connections at the water level sensor.

Here's the water level sensor for this model:
WPW10485962


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

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Ok sounds good.

Jake
 

Jakep

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OK Update....unplugged and cleaned all the connections. Now it makes ice. The water valve is still running much longer than it should, but I suspect if I change the water level sensor that will fix this problem. I'm going to let it run as-is for a few days to make sure I'm willing to throw more money at this thing.
 

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Update....unplugged and cleaned all the connections. Now it makes ice. The water valve is still running much longer than it should, but I suspect if I change the water level sensor that will fix this problem.
Ok Jake, good find.(y)

Jake
 
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