Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
I have a Kenmore Elite, bottom freezer, French door fridge with ice maker and water/ice dispenser in the door. The ice maker is leaking water behind the ice maker, which can't be seen until it leaks out of the bottom of the compartment where it freezes. I've disassembled the entire icemaker mechanism. There was ice build up behind the assembly. I don't know if replacing the ice maker wil resolve the issue, or if the issue stems from the water intake.
Aaron with Repair Monkey Service Group. It may be as simple a fix as bending the inlet tube outward to direct the water in properly. Over time I have seen these tubes, which are manufactured with bends in them, move in the cold and the heater tape that is on them to keep the line from freezing will cause this problem. You will have to see it cycle and call for water and time it, like in a previous answer and watch the flow, try and direct it into the middle. A quicker way to cycle the ice maker one time is, turn off the ice maker, wait a minute, then unplug the refrigerator, wait five minutes, then plug it back in and then turn on the ice maker, this will work for all models with the on/ off button built into the control panel and not the actual ice maker, but may also work for the other models as well. Either way, turn off the ice maker till ready to watch the cycle, then turn it on.
Posted on Aug 24, 2019
I would first check the hose that brings the water from the pipes in the house up into the icemaker make sure that's not leaking. Then I would check all of your connections, Making sure they are good and tight and that there's no holes either in the copper line or the poly plastic line. If all of that checks out fine and you have no leaks there then I would investigate the icemaker.
Posted on May 27, 2018
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: ice maker not working
make sure its turned on check the wire connector is seated and check to make sure there is nothing jambed in the tray if all that is ok call for service
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
Hello, this sounds like you have a blockage in the drain tube, remove panel back of freezer..you may see ice build up...melt ice with hair dryer/heat gun...you will see a pan below evaporator...melt ice in pan...dry water up in pan with paper towel...now you should see a hole in pan that leads to drain tube...pour some hot water in pan..wait a couple minutes..mop up water and repeat this step 2-3 times....once you have done this find some flexible curatain wire or electrical wire..poke down the hole until you see the water drain..now it is clear..put back panel back and you are good to go. The reason you see water in the Freezer is because the water has been leaking into the freezer instead of running into the drain hole...If you need any further assistance please feel free to comment again. good luck! P.s Please don't forget to rate my solution thanks! Mike.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
You have a bad defrost system on this unit, that's why you're freezing up. Call us with the model number and we'll get the correct part out to you right away. We hope to hear back from you soon.
Posted on Oct 10, 2009
SOURCE: ice maker issue
The ice maker is designed to add water at the end of the harvest cycle. The time frame is normally 7 seconds.
Dump the ice out of the bucket, and turn the ice maker off. Wait one hour.
Then turn the ice maker on and watch the complete cycle.
See if all the water is entering the ice maker cavity and for no longer than 7 seconds. If the timing exceeds 7 seconds, some of the Kenmore ice makers have a time adjustment. Snap off the front cover and adjust if it is that style.
If it exceeds this time frame, it could be either the water valve in the rear refusing to shut off on time, or the ice maker sending incorrect timing to the valve.Uusually the water valve.
As well, the ice maker well could be cracked causing, water to leak out of the bottom.
If you have erratic water pressure to the house or YOU ARE ON WELL WATER,
then this problems can be chronic and difficult if not impossible to totally resolve.
Posted on Nov 01, 2009
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