Model #4317943 KENMORE Ice Maker Kits

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Why did my ice maker quit?

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If there is water in the mold, the ice maker can be manually cycled to help determine the problem. Remove the front cover of the ice maker to access the module. There will be some test points marked on the module (I'm sending you a picture). Using a well insulated jumper place it between the T-H terminals. Be careful this is a hot (live) check. If the ice maker now cycles, dumps the ice and fills replace the ice maker # 4317943. It's available at www.searspartsdirect.com . It indicates the ice maker is not cycling on its own. If it won't cycle some voltage checks will need to be made. A technician will be required to make these checks. If you need more assistance you can resubmit your question with more details.

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Scott D -
Sears Technician
March 05, 2009
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I have a similar problem. Ice maker has been working fine for years and the other day I noticed that the bin seemed a little low. Kept an eye on the arm to see if the motor was cycling and the arm seems to be in a mid position and has not moved. I can take it to the off position and back but it does not return to the normal (all the way down) position. Any recommendations?

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Kevin -
January 12, 2016
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Kenmore ice maker not working

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I'm real sorry that you are having difficulties with the ice maker. I did some research for you and found an expert answer at managemylife.com that I hope will assist you until your expert can respond. I attached the link below.

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James -
December 04, 2010
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I am assuming you changed the wires on the water valve back to their original positions.

I would remove the ice bin and turn the icemaker off for 3-4 hours. Open the freezer door and hold the plunger on the door switch in while you do this test.

Turn the icemaker on and the icemaker should go through the harvest cycle as you watch. You should be able to see what is not happening as the icemaker goes through the harvest cycle.

If the icemaker does not go through the harvest cycle with this test, check the wiring connections. It is possible the wiring connector is loose.

If you have more questions, reply on this thread and we will try to help.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
December 06, 2010
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Some additional discussion: I replaced my ice maker (p/n 4317943) on my Kenmore Coldspot refrigerator (model 106.55382400) and it is still not working. I installed it on Thursday night 12-2 and waited the 24 hours before turning on. I have checked the water solenoid valve as recommended by someone else and when I changed the water solenoids from drinking to ice maker and pressed the drinking water unit the water did flow into the ice maker. What else could be non-functioning? Chauncey V: Ok. I can definitely understand how that can be inconveniencing. Let me see what I can do to assist you. you: the inlet water line does pour water when I used the drinking water solenoid value, so it�s not a question of the water supply. Chauncey V: The reason why I ask is if the inlet line at the icemaker freezes, the unit will not make ice. I just wanted to make sure that the inlet line was clear. One moment please. you: when the lever for the icemaker is down that is the on position as this model has no other switch. Before the original ice maker was replaced the cycle will start automatically, as there was a sound of the level moving upward and then the water would fill. Now there is no activation sequence what so ever. Is there a wiring diagram or detailed instructions on what should be checked next? The old ice maker had a stamped in note on the cover: "*Refer to tech sheet in unit compartment for component checks." Where would I find that in the refrigerator or will you be able to send that sheet? In the replacement ice maker kit that I have there are a series of extra wire connections that I could not use as the wires in the refrigerator did not have a plug from the refrigerator. I had to use the old wire set that has the temperature sensor on it for the cast ice form. Should I cut the wires and solder the new sets together? Chauncey V: To be honest, I am not quite sure. For that type of information, I highly recommend submitting a question to the experts on our site.

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joseph -
December 06, 2010
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Joseph, I appreciate the information you sent. The tech sheet with the wiring schematic is in an envelope in the compressor compartment of the refrigerator. Remove the kick plate under the doors and look for the envelope there. If you don't find the tech sheet in the front area, remove the cover on the rear of the cabinet and it will be there. You should not need to cut and solder any wires to make the icemaker work. Did you try the test I suggested? What were the results? The tech sheet will show you how the wires connect inside the icemaker. Be sure they are correct. The thermostat inside the icemaker starts the harvest cycle when it senses 12-15 degrees. The module continues to power the motor and the heater until the ice is injected. The module then powers the water valve to fill the ice mold at the end of the harvest cycle. This is basically what should happen as the icemaker makes ice.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
December 07, 2010
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Always when we return from from prolonged vacation (about 2 months) the ice maker inlet rube has an ice plug in it that I have to melt before the maker starts working. Does it mean that the ice maker valve is dripping? Is it possible that that it is due low or high water pressure since the house valve is shut off? Is there an easy way to drain the ice maker feed tube? Also this model seems to have no ice maker switch inside of freezer compartment. We switch it off just by rising the arm. I realty do not want to put down $70 for a new valve especially when water dispenser is not leaking and ice maker works fine when we are at home.

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Miroslav -
November 27, 2015
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