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FIXED Kenmore Refrigerator model# 106.57792701 not dropping ice

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huntermagnum

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If I fill my ice tray manually it will freeze and drop it in the door bucket then refill the ice maker with water.
It will make ice but now it will not empty the tray in the bucket.
I replaced the left and right sensors and also replaced the ice maker with an aftermarket one.
The water dispenser works great. I also turned the fill amount screw clockwise 1/2 turn to cut down on the amount of water despenced as I thought it was to full.
 

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Hi, sorry we must of missed your thread by accident.

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 work by itself.

Also Aftermarket parts will not work properly in home appliances, you need to ALWAYS use OEM parts like we refer everyone to order from our links and banners.

Lets test 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 OEM optics boards you can order, they come together in 1 kit with instructions and video:
W10757851 Cntrl-Elec


What position is the ice maker ejector fingers pointing? At you? down in the tray? Straight up?

Normal would be pointing at you or slightly above you. If yours is not, then its your ice maker that's bad.

Here's the OEM ice maker for your model, see how the ejector arm fingers should be pointing right at you?
Ice Maker Assembly 2198597


Jake
 

huntermagnum

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The temp in the freezer is 3 degrees.
The led flashes 2 times then delay then flashes 2 times again.
Closed flapper and same result.
Ice maker fingers are pointed at me, slightly upwards.
Have replaced ice maker and both optics [aftermarket].
Water will come out the water dispenser but will not come into the ice tray.
The water will freeze in the ice tray when I fill it manually but now it won't dump it. I have a multi-meter but don't know what or where to check for voltage or resistance.
The led still blinks 2 times then pause then 2 times.
 

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Ok, your aftermarket optics are bad because the LED should be STEADY ON.

Look at what I mentioned in post #3--->If the LED is ON steady: The optics are working properly.

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Ok, sounds good.

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

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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