Kenmore Elite. 2006 my ice maker recently, quit making the actual cubes. Water is coming out and just filling up the ice bucket...solid block of ice. Should I replace the ice maker, or is there a simple adjustment to the ice maker I can attempt to repair? Would love not to spend the $150.00 for repair man to walk thru my door. Thank you look forward to your assistance.
You will want to pull the icemaker out of the freezer compartment and check to see if the fill cup on the icemaker is frozen. If the fill cup is frozen then you will want to clear the ice and replace the water valve. The water valve would be allowing a trickle of water in even though it is not calling for water. To remove the icemaker there are 2 screws at the top center part of the icemaker that is connected to the mold. There is 1 screw at the bottom. You will need to remove the baskets to do this. The lower basket and door can be removed by removing the 1 screw on each side of the rail and then lift the on the door and it will come out.
How do you replace the ice maker?
Answer Hello Dave,
Remove the upper tray in the freezer compartment. Once this is out there are two phillips screws on the side of the lower rails that hold the lower drawer in place. Remove screws and lift out the Drawer. Once this is out you have clear access to get to the screws on the icemaker to remove. The upper screws only have to be unscrewed just a little but the one on the bottom has to be fully removed.
When we use the water spout on the outside of the door....a constant stream of water comes out of the ice maker into the tray and after filling a few cups of water the ice tray has a 4 inch solid block of ice. The ice maker continues to make ice however the cubes just become part of the ice block. Any suggestions?
Answer Brian, The place to start is the water supply line(pressure to high or low) and the water system fill valve,(a solenoid or diaphram is weak and the pressure fluctuation causes both valves to open and fill at the same time. Without a model number, that would be the most likely situation for your post description. Thanks and Good Luck
I just need the plug on ice macker. Can I get it without having to order the whole thing?
Answer Hello John! Unfortunately, the manufacture does not offer any parts separate from the icemaker kit 5989JA0002Q. Sorry about that!
Ice Maker 5989JA0002Q.
Do you provide a coupon for this Product or part?
Answer Hello Ron! Unfortunately, we do not have any coupons available for parts. However, we do price match if you locate the part on a major competitor website for a lesser price. Here is the link to our low price guarantee for you to view. Thanks. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/customerservice/orderhelp.aspx
Is another ice maker available? We don't like the cubes made with this ice maker.
Answer Hello Ron! Unfortunately, we can only recommend the icemaker that the manufacture supplies with your product. Thanks.
Do I need the whole ice maker kit. Can I just replace one of the components and how do you remove this the old ice maker? I can't see any screws etc exept at the back of the freezer area.
Answer Hi Ron. The ice maker screws are located on the top of the actual cube area.Phillips or 1/4" screws holding the ice maker in place on the wall. The ice maker is part # 5989JA0002Q. What part exactly do you need ? Thank you.