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This is a Sears Kenmore Icemaker, about 5 years old. Icemaker doesn't get
water.

I studied the problem, and thought for sure it was the water solenoid and
valve. So, I replaced that, but the icemaker still doesn't get water.

The drinking water outlet on the front of the refrigerator works fine.

I don't know exactly what "signals" the icemaker to receive water. I know
it is on a timer, but I don't know where the timer is, or how it works...

Is this a repair that an average homeowner should be able to do ?

any comments or ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks


Andy comments:

Well, here is just an idea.

"Sometimes" the water in the drain tube freezes and you get water
running
all over hell... SO, it may be possible t;hat the water in the feed
tube might
freeze also.......

If this is so, then the fix is to defrost the hell out of the freezing
compartment...

In other words, take all the frozen stuff out and put it in a box and
cover it
with something to keep it cold.

Put a 100w lamp in the freezing compartment to speed things along.
Unplug the fridge and wait about a day.... By then, EVERYTHING will
have melted...

Put everything back and see if things start to work...

Just an idea.... you will get several more from this group.... some
might
work.....

Andy in Eureka, Texas

James

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James wrote:
This is a Sears Kenmore Icemaker, about 5 years old. Icemaker
doesn't get water.

I studied the problem, and thought for sure it was the water solenoid
and valve. So, I replaced that, but the icemaker still doesn't get
water.

The drinking water outlet on the front of the refrigerator works
fine.

I don't know exactly what "signals" the icemaker to receive water.
I know it is on a timer, but I don't know where the timer is, or how
it works...

Is this a repair that an average homeowner should be able to do ?

any comments or ideas will be appreciated.

Thanks


Andy comments:

Well, here is just an idea.

"Sometimes" the water in the drain tube freezes and you get water
running
all over hell... SO, it may be possible t;hat the water in the feed
tube might
freeze also.......

If this is so, then the fix is to defrost the hell out of the freezing
compartment...

In other words, take all the frozen stuff out and put it in a box and
cover it
with something to keep it cold.

Put a 100w lamp in the freezing compartment to speed things along.


Assume it's a frost free freezer being 5 yrs old. If it wasn't, bulb can
be a bad idea I would think. Ever run a drop light under a car in winter
where's there's snow? Heat warms underside snow and ice. It drips down.
Hits light bulb. Light bulb explodes.

A hairdryer can be targeted at areas and speed things as well.

Unplug the fridge and wait about a day.... By then, EVERYTHING will
have melted...

Put everything back and see if things start to work...

Just an idea.... you will get several more from this group.... some
might
work.....

Andy in Eureka, Texas

James


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