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FIXED Kenmore 106.56549400 No ice being made.

Fireball26

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Location
Virginia
Model Number
106.56549400
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Have a kenmore 106.56549400. No ice being made. No water in ice tray. Have done your LED check. Stays solid when I close the flap. Ejector arm rotates. Checked continuity on solenoid have roughly 280ish ohms on the water dispenser and a little less on the ice valve solenoid. I used weed eater string to go through tube and also blew through ice tube. All Sat. Checked for AC voltage at solenoid connection, only got about 4.8v Ac. Unless I had a bad connection. What’s my next step?
 

Fireball26

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Also found the spec sheet under the kick plate. Did the quick control board check by pressing in main door switch and pressing water dispenser and then ice dispenser for the main control board. Water dispenser had a good yellow light and ice maker had no lights. So ice maker water valve to control board is bad somewhere. Still don’t know if that points to ice maker or wiring issue or bad valve
 

Jake

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Hi,

Checked for AC voltage at solenoid connection, only got about 4.8v Ac.
Did you force cycle the ice maker and wait towards the end of the cycle while continuing to watch your meter for 120 volts?

To do a forced harvest, you first have to unplug your refrigerator for 5 minutes then plug it in, then hold the door light switch in and tape the flapper door closed (on the left side) , then you can jump V&N for water flow check. And also you can jump T&H and that will start your ice maker motor into a cycle. Don't leave the jumper wire in more than 7 seconds when you do that.

Make a jumper wire, an insulated piece of wire ( 14 gauge) with the ends of the wire bare approx 1/2".

Here's the ice maker for your model:
2198597 Complete Icemaker Assembly (8 Cube)


Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Fireball26

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Jake,

Want to say thanks for all the informative info you post.
I did not try to force the harvest cycle yet.
However I did open up the ice maker module and found a burnt contact on the module side and ice maker side.
 

Jake

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I did open up the ice maker module and found a burnt contact on the module side and ice maker side.
Then you will need to order and replace the ice maker, and you'll be back in business.:)

Jake
 

Fireball26

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Jake,

Thanks for all of the assistance. Popped the new ice maker and with in about 10 mins had ice. Looking at the old one it looks like the heater part of it might have been what was wrong or whatever the silver loop underneath the tray is.

Thanks again for the help.


All fixed!
 

Jake

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Excellent Fireball26, glad to hear you're back in business.:)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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