Model #10656239400 KENMORE Side-by-Side Refrigerator

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Q:

Why is fridge freezer ice maker is making icicles? model 106.56239400

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I understand the concern with the water forming icicles inside your freezer. While you are waiting for an expert to respond I was able to locate some great information that could possibly assist you with your issue. I have added the link below. Hope this helps!

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Yadira B -
November 25, 2012
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Thanks for inquiry about your ice maker leaking water and forming icicles, I will be glad to assist you with this.
Based on the description of the problem I think the issue is from a leaking or weeping water inlet valve. This valve supplies water to the ice maker when the ice maker cycles and calls for water. If any bit of debris enters the valve it will damage the diaphragm and the valve will allow water to seep through all the time or allow more water than is required to fill the mold. Replacement of the valve would be required. The only other cause would be if the fill trough on the ice maker is leaking when the water is supplied to the ice maker.
Check the size of the ice cubes, if they are exceptionally large and fused together in the bucket, then the most likely problem is the valve. i will attach the link to order the inlet valve here: Inlet Valve


I hope this helps, should you need additional assistance please reply with details and I will be happy to respond.

Thanks Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 26, 2012
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Hi Ron, Many thanks for the information. The ice cubes seem to be the right size and were only lightly fused together ... i.e. just a very light tap was enough to have them split up into individual cubes. So it looks like it's a problem with the water valve. It seems plausible that some small debris from new well and pump could have entered the valve. I did notice that the icicles only formed when ice making was in progress. After the bucket of ice had been refilled, the icicles started to slowly shrink (auto defrost at work). I won't have time until the new year to replace the water valve but in the meantime I've turned off the icemaker. Is there any guide on how to replace the water valve? I've looked at the part on the link you provided. It looks complex but is it one of those things where the way to install it will be self evident once I look at the back of the unit? Thanks Kate

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Anonymous -
November 29, 2012
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Hello and thanks for replying, the new water valve will come with installation instructions, most are self-evident to replace, if you need help just reply and I will be happy to respond. Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 30, 2012
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Thanks Ron! I'll tackle this job after the holidays.

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Kate -
November 30, 2012
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Okay Kate, good luck! Ron H.

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Ron H -
Sears Technician
November 30, 2012
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freezer door switch is broken, does that effect ice maker?

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I understand how frustrating this can be when it comes to appliances not working correctly. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I suggest you set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the link below. Have a nice day!

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Dezeray -
May 23, 2012
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your ice maker. If the freezer door switch is broken you will need to replace it before the ice maker will work. If the freezer thinks the door is open, it cuts the power to the ice maker. Once you replace it, the ice maker will work normally. If you need further assistance, please reply to this thread. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2012
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KENMORE 106.56239400 ICE MAKER FAILURE

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Here is a link that provides extensive technical troubleshooting for that type of failure: How do I get my icemaker to work? There is no ice/water in the system anywhere. .

The emitter and receive control boards are likely okay based on your description of the blinking lights.

You could have a problem with the ice maker or the water fill valve for that ice system. Here is a video that explains the troubleshooting for the modular ice maker assembly: Ice Maker Repair . This video shows how to remove the ice maker module assembly from the housing: Kenmore Ice Maker Replacement . Be sure that you unplug the refrigerator when accessing internal components. Wear electrical safety gloves and goggles when performing the live tests described in that link for a previous answer.

These tips will likely help you determine the cause of your ice maker failure. If you need parts, you can order them from this page: Kenmore Refrigerator 106.56239400 Parts .

If you need more assistance, reply with additional details based on the above tests.

If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician diagnose and repair this failure, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
April 05, 2012

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