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Offline Jaytag

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Kenmore Ice Maker Not Making Ice Properly
« on: May 09, 2010, 11:33:21 AM »

Kenmore Fridge.  Ice Maker freezing on half of tray of ice.  Creating daggers of ice hanging from the Ice Maker.  Is this an Ice Maker Issue or a Freezer issue?  Thank you.

Model 106.56532400

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Re: Kenmore Ice Maker Not Making Ice Properly
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 12:49:49 PM »
Seems to me like you have an ice maker that is not level.

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Re: Kenmore Ice Maker Not Making Ice Properly
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 12:53:12 PM »
It has been in the same spot for 6 years.  It just started happening.  Almost like it is overflowing and causing ice daggers to form on the edge of the ice maker tray.

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Re: Kenmore Ice Maker Not Making Ice Properly
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 01:13:30 PM »
OK I bet I know what it is. Behind that main drive wheel is a small copper plate. Every time the ice maker does a harvest right near the end that plate rubs against a probe coming from the printed circuit board. The probe is connected to a small adjustment screw which allows you to tweak the amount of time the water valve is energized. Over time the arcing associated with this builds up a nasty black mess that can cause the water to half fill or overfill. Cleaning it up is tricky. Nothing is mentioned in the manual about this but I have had limited success with cleaning this copper plate. Other than that you is gonna probably need a new head.
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