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KENMORE ICE MAKER STOPPED WORKING

I REPLACED THE WATER FILTER IN THE FRIDGE. THE WATER WORKS, BUT THERE IS NO ICE BEING MADE...WHY. IS THERE A RESET PROCESS FOR THE ICE MAKER?

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MAKE SURE THE ICEMAKER IS ON,ON OFF BUTTON OR LEVER IN DOWN POSITION,CHECK TUBE BEHIND ICE MAKER PULL IT OUT LOOK IN IT LOOK IN FREEZER HOLE TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT FROZE UP,CHECK WATER INLET VALVE ON LOWER BACK OF FRIG.,LOOSEN CONNECTION TO SEE IF GETTING WATER,IF WATER IS COMING OUT IT IS A BAD WATER VALVE ONLY ONE SIDE TO WATER DISPENSER IS WORKING,VALVE IS NOT OPENIBG TO ICEMAKER SIDE,THANKS-MIKE

Posted on May 29, 2008

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