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Kenmore 106.51133210 makes ice but does not dispense. New auger motor doesn’t work, dispenses water, ice door opens when paddle is pressed.


Premium Member
Aug 1, 2022
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
6-10 years
Kenmore side by side, wont dispense ice, auger doesn’t turn, new auger didn’t work. Water dispenses, light works and ice door opens when paddle is pressed. Makes ice fine.

Broken/frayed wires comes to mind on this model, where the wire harness goes into the freezer door. This has become very common on side by side models.

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Lots of members have found frayed and broken wires causing the auger motor or ice maker to be dead. Remove your bottom kickplate grille, Remove the black wire harness loom too, broken wires can be underneath it.

Another member was having a similar problem here: FIXED: GSF26C4EXY02 Whirlpool Gold Ice Maker Problem Look at his post #6 he found frayed and broken wires underneath the freezer door.

Here's another one with the same thing about the frayed and broken wires: FIXED: 106.51173310 Kenmore elite ice maker not working - no led light

Here's another: FIXED: Whirlpool WSF26C2EXF01 Door Icemaker Not Working

Let us know what you find.

Took a look at the wiring, nothing obvious. I’ve got a real fear of making things worse. Think I’m going to learn to live with taking ice out of the bucket by hand. I suspect you guys are right about the wiring. Thank you for the help
Ok, that's fine.

Here's another thread with this same issue:

Your Kenmore 106 is made by Whirlpool, so all the parts in that thread are identical to yours, you can do the voltage test at the control board in post #4 of that thread to verify the control board is sending the volts when the ice dispenser lever is activated.


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