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Replace ice maker. Heater is bad.

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Clean condenser coils, remove anything around refrigerator that might prevent air flow on coils. Make sure freezer and fresh food area door are completely closed.

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On the bottom rear of the refrigerator as you are looking at it from behind the left side where the water is feeding into there should be a double valve. 1 is for the water and the other to the icemaker. Many times that valve won't shut off, however the switch that dispenses the water is evidentially bad and needs to be checked if it is stuck open.

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Have you put a few boxes of baking soda in the fridge to absorb the pungent odors? Do that.

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yes , when you measure in series with a load in an electrical circuit , you will measure the voltage loss the device causes by exerting its load on the supply power , this is what I suspect your seeing , if the optical sensor looks ok on the bucket thing , I suspect your having the old whirlpool water inlet solenoid problem , id ck that
try adding a small amount of water to ice form tray , if it makes ice in 24 hrs then yep you need a solenoid , also those tiny little sensors they use to sense where ice level is at , can be seen with the use of a simple home video camera (not your phone) , seems home vid cams are extra sensitive too IR light so you can view the light source with it to check it !!

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All Whirlpool and sears bottom mount freezer you need to take black ducks bill off of back of ref. And take freezer apart and remove ice completely from evap.drainpan

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The model numbers for a Kenmore are like this example=> 106.12345678
APPLIANCE 911

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Sounds like where the Ice comes out of the ice maker sometimes gets clogged with ice look inside that little Hopper the goes into the door and see if it has Cube's jammed in it

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It often requires more of a pry than a snap but it can be done.

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Hello Chris;
My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.
First, The 253 model is an LG. Stay away from LG and Samsung refrigerators. 70% of my service calls were for either LG or Samsung. A common problem; LG would have compressor overload failures caused by the compressor. I would have to change both the overload and the compressor. This was a $650 - $900.00 repair. The Samsung has the best looking unit on the market, with the highest component failure rate. Their televisions are great, but appliances!
Ok, your dimensions.
1.) You need to take a tape measure and measure the space. You need 3/4" on the top and sides for proper air flow. You also require 2-1/2" in the back. Take this information to where you purchase a new unit.
2.) Consider going to a Sears Outlet Store (Scratch & Dent). You save a couple hundred dollars and have a one year warrantee.
3.) Consider a Habit Store for a used appliance.
Ok, What brand do I buy:
1.) If you can afford it: Kitchen Aid, Amanda or Hot Point (Fewest service calls).
2.) GE, Kenmore (Model number 110.---).
I hope I have helped;
Peter

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r134a gas is r134a gas and it is used in a variety of applications
because it is a extreme high pressure gas , it is unlikely that you will get a small can of it
It will be cheaper to have a fridge technician come and use the right amount as it normally comes in a 9 kg bottle and cost plenty
a fridge may use 100 grms if lucky

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I had this problem. There may be a leak from your drain plug that catches condensation from your freezer when the unit shuts down/takes a break. Try and see if you can trace where the leak is coming from and fix it by replacing the part. Check with Kenmore if this a manufacturer defect and they may send a tech for free or discounted.

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Sounds like a defrost problem on your model what is the model number

n Appliance 911 Sea Breeze

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Your fridge has a dual valve and you have no problem with the water supply. Likely a bad water valve on the fresh water side. Replace valve and should be ok

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same as you unwired it of course

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One of the power saving features of new refrigerators is that the cold air from the refrigerator gets recirculated to the freezer. What that means is that if you have uncovered food or odors in the refrigerator, that smell will go up into the freezer and your ice will take on that taste. Throw away all bad food, clean, cover all food, and put a box of baking soda in your refrigerator and this should help.

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