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 Posted: Sun Nov 7th, 2010 11:24 pm
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Kenmore Refrig/Freezer- Model number 253.78239801

The unit is about one year old. The ice maker had worked fine until about 2 weeks ago. Now, the water doesn't even come out to fill up the ice tray. Needless to say, it doesn't make ice. I pulled the unit out, checked for plugged or twisted lines and everything looked fine. I looked for any switch that might have been hit, but cannot find one. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Frigidaire Kenmore 253.78239801

ICE MAKER INFORMATION

Test Cycling

"Remove cover by inserting screwdriver in notch at bottom and prying cover from housing.

Use screwdriver to rotate motor gear counterclockwise until Holding Switch circuit is completed.
All components of ice maker should function to complete the cycle."

check for 120v AC at the Water Fill Valve during the cycle.



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Thanks- I did what you recommended and it seemed to work for a bit. The motor started turning and spit out one round of ice and then stopped. I turned it counter clockwise once more, and I heard the water filling up in the ice maker. I then left the house for a bit. When I came back, there was no additional ice made...? So I attempted to turn it again- and this time- it will not budge. Thoughts? Thanks.

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what position is the silver arm sitting in, it should be verticle,resting against the icemaker

if it is, lift and lower it slowly and listen for a faint click from the switch

some frigidaire icemakers have a problem where the arm stops just short of activating that switch, so they fill and never go through a harvest and refill after

you can also try removing the icemaker and running warm water over the ice to release it from the mold(not too hot, the icemaker has a thermal safety fuse) then reinstall and try one more, if the switch is clicking and you thaw and get no more ice you are looking at changing out the icemaker, or possibly the head unit of the icemaker, personally i never repair them, just change out the entire icemaker



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Thanks for your help. The ice maker is now working. The only problem is when the water fills up the ice cube tray. It overflows the tray and spills out into the ice pan which makes the ice pan one big sheet of ice- instead of ice cubes. How do I cut back the water supply level or stop it from overflowing?

Thanks again.

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