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Offline mlc

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frozen ice maker inlet
« on: February 24, 2010, 09:19:20 AM »

I need some tips on thawing out a frozen inlet on my Kenmore side by side. Water flows when disconnected. but only 2 ozs.
I think I have two issues. low water flow may have caused inlet to freeze. I would like to get the inlet open first and then address amount of water issue.
Thanks

Model 106-54582400

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Re: frozen ice maker inlet
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 09:48:04 AM »
open the inlet with a hair dryer after you change that leaky water valve
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Re: frozen ice maker inlet
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 12:56:46 PM »
Thanks for the tip. I tried the hairdryer from the back with the waterline removed using a funnel to try to direct the warm air into the frozen area. I will try it from the freezer. What is the water amount dispensed to make a tray of cubes?

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Re: frozen ice maker inlet
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010, 01:04:21 PM »
140 cc's (about half a cup little over 4 ounces). Fill duration: 7.5 secs
« Last Edit: February 24, 2010, 01:08:10 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: frozen ice maker inlet
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010, 01:34:05 PM »
Thank You