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FIXED Kenmore Refrigerator 106.58963700 makes ice intermittently not dumping ice regularly

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Dmerriam1

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Virginia Beach
Model Number
106.58963700
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
I have a kenmore elite refrigerator model 106.58963700 the ice maker started to stop making ice in regular cycles. Water will dispense and freeze but then will not dump regularly. It will work and fill half the bin or fill it some times and some times it will dump ice and then dispense water freeze and not dump again for days/weeks. I have replaced the ice maker with a new one and still have the same issue.
 

Jake

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Hi,

Put a freezer thermometer inside the freezer and give it a couple hours and tell us what it reads. Because the freezer has to be below 16 degrees at all times for the ice maker to keep making ice.

Lets check that your optics, here's the test we always go by:

Step#1: Open the freezer and view the status LED

(STATUS LED)

2 BLINKS FOLLOWED BY 1 SEC. DELAY(REPEATED)

POSSIBLE CAUSES: The flapper door on the emitter is blocking the beam or the optics are faulty.

Step#2: Press the emitter flapper to unblock the optics beam

(STATUS LED)

2 BLINKS FOLLOWED BY 1 SEC. DELAY(REPEATED)

POSSIBLE CAUSES: The optics are faulty. Replace the emitter and receiver boards.

If the LED is ON steady: The optics are working properly.

Here are the optics boards you can order, they come together in 1 kit with instructions and video:
W10757851 Cntrl-Elec


Jake
 

Jake

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Excellent, glad to hear the new optics fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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