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Ice cubes will not release from cube maker in my Kenmore bottom freezer model 795-71302012. My manual does not say wether or not the cube tray can be removed to clean. Can you help?

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Hello margrek
Welcome,

YOU SAID, YOU HAVE KENMORE ELITE BOTTOM FREEZER WITH ICE MAKER THE ICE CUBES SMELL HORRIBLE ALWAYS, I EVEN TOSS THEM OUT EVERY FEW DAYS, STILL SAME PROBLEM


Ice has bad odor and taste.

1• Ice has picked up odor or
flavor from strong food stored
in refrigerator or freezer.
2• Water running to ice maker
has poor taste or odor.
3• Ice not used frequently enough.
4• Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will
produce fresh supply.
5• Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water purifying
company.
7• Discard stale ice.

Huuum
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Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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can you pull the cover off the ice maker to see if the gears are bad?let me know more-mike

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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Most ice makers have an adjustment screw to control the cube size. Its usually hidden behind a plastic panel on the front of the ice maker. A quarter turn either way and some trial and error testing should get you pointed in the right direction to your ideal ice cube.

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

TheMobilian

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite fridge Ice Maker quit spitting out

One thing you can do is clean up the condenser coils, the toe kick plate, and the area around the compressor to where the air flows better and it might start working.Other than that your ice mold thermostat inside the ice maker itself could be bad. They are not to hard to replace on modular type ice makers: themobilian_2492.jpg

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Posted on Jun 24, 2011

richroth

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What is the model number of your unit?

Posted on Nov 25, 2012

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ICE CUBE MAKER SMELLY ICE CUBES


Hello margrek
Welcome,

YOU SAID, YOU HAVE KENMORE ELITE BOTTOM FREEZER WITH ICE MAKER THE ICE CUBES SMELL HORRIBLE ALWAYS, I EVEN TOSS THEM OUT EVERY FEW DAYS, STILL SAME PROBLEM


Ice has bad odor and taste.

1• Ice has picked up odor or
flavor from strong food stored
in refrigerator or freezer.
2• Water running to ice maker
has poor taste or odor.
3• Ice not used frequently enough.
4• Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will
produce fresh supply.
5• Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water purifying
company.
7• Discard stale ice.

Huuum
Please remember to leave a rating!

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