Sears supplies a refrigerator that is completely advertised as perishing-safe. And while this doesn’t explain why one customer’s ice maker has been out of work for months, it does help those unlucky enough to be stuck with a issue like this.
Disconnect the Ice Dispenser
1. If your ice maker is in the wall, unplug it from the outlet.
2. Move the ice maker to a clear location on the kitchen counter so you can see if anything is stuck in the dispenser.
3. Disconnect the Dispenser hose from the ice maker icemaker by pulling it away from the icemaker and releasing the clip.
4. clear any obstructions from inside of the dispenser with a small screwdriver or dowel rod, then reattach the hose and clip.
5. Select ‘Icemaker’ from the menu on your appliance control panel and press ‘Ok’ to determine if ice is being produced. If not, consult one of our other troubleshooting tips below.
If your refrigerator has an ice maker and you are having trouble making ice, try these tips:
1) Check to see if anything is stuck in the machine’s dispenser. Clear any obstructions with a small screwdriver or dowel rod before reattaching the hose and clip.
2) If ice isn’t being produced, consult one of our other troubleshooting tips below.
Disconnect the Water Line
If you are experiencing an issue with your Sears refrigerator ice maker, the first step is to disconnect the water line. This should clear any obstructions and allow for a proper diagnosis. If this does not solve the problem, proceed to the following troubleshooting steps.
If the machine is still not producing ice, it may be time to replace the freezer component.
Disconnect the Water Line and Scrape/Spray Gun Assembly
1. Disconnect the water line by turning the disconnect valve located on the refrigerator side (near the bottom of the dispenser) to “OFF”.
2. Remove the screw that fastens the water line connector to the dispenser.
3. Carefully scrape/spray gun assembly off of its housing while pulling upwards. Be careful not to damage the dispenser in any way. NOTE: Prongs on top of hose should have pulled off completely by now)
4. Replace scraper/spray gun assembly and screw onto housing, making sure prongs are lined up correctly and screw is tightened firmly into housing
5. Reconnect water line connector and turn disconnect valve back on to “ON” position
Replace Water Valve
If your refrigerator is not producing ice, it may be because of a broken water valve. Replacing the valve is easy and can fix most refrigerator ice maker troubles.
Replace Drain Valve and Tube
Replace the drain valve on the side of the refrigerator if water continues to stream out when the refrigerator is turned off. A clog in the line between the fridge and the water line can cause this problem. To check the seal of the line, blow into it from one end and see if air comes out the other end. If it does, replace the line with a new one. If no air comes out, then there may be a blockage in the line downstream of the valve. To exclude this possibility, disconnect both water lines from the back of the fridge and turn it on. If water now streams out when the fridge is turned off, you have a blockage downstream of where the lines connect to the fridge. In this case, you will have to call a professional to fix your refrigerator.
Reattach Tube to Ice Maker Valve (If Required)
If your Sears refrigerator ice maker is not dispensing ice, there may be a problem with the tube that attaches to the valve. If the tube is not attached, water can flow continually through the valve and into the ice maker’s reservoir. If this happens, you will need to detach the tube and reattach it properly.
Reconnect all lines, braces and vents
If your Sears refrigerator ice maker is not making ice, here are some tips on how to troubleshoot the issue. First, make sure all of the lines, braces and vents are properly connected. Next, try using a different scoop or extender bar. If those don’t work, see if your ice maker needs water fill. Finally, if all of those steps fail, try replacing the ice maker.
Try New Alignment
If your Sears refrigerator ice maker is not producing ice, there may be an issue with the alignment of the machine. Follow these instructions to try and fix the problem:
1. Unplug the refrigerator and remove all of the cubed ice from both drawers.
2. Place a piece of sturdy cardboard on top of one of the freezer drawers, so that it covers the entire bottom area.
3. Place a heavy object, like a suitcase, on top of the cardboard so that it presses down on all of the ice cubes in the drawer.
4. Plug in the refrigerator and wait about an hour for all of the cubes to turn into solid ice again.
5. If step 4 does not work, try gently rocking the drawer back and forth while plugging it in to see if this gets more ice out. If so, then there may be an issue with alignment in one or more of the freezer systems.
If Problems Continue, Freeze the Unit
If the problems continue, freeze the unit.
The refrigerator ice maker may stop producing ice, or the ice may not come out of the machine at all.
Here are some potential causes and troubleshooting steps for your Sears Refrigerator ice maker:
1.Check if the water supply is running. If it is not, check for a break in the line or a blockage. If there is no water flow, you will need to call an expert to fix your plumbing.
2.Clean the condenser coils with a garden hose and baking soda. Wipe down all parts of the ice maker with a damp cloth and allow it to dry before using again.
3.Check if there is any obstruction in the chute that dispenses the ice. If there is something in the way, such as a large piece of fruit or an object, it will get in the way of the ice Production and cause stoppages or decreased output.. This can generally be cleared by gently pushing and pulling on anyitems within reach while turning on the machine.. Sometimes objects that are put in during clean up can get caught in this area and inhibit production over time.. Remove anything that
If you’re having trouble with your Sears refrigerator ice maker, here are some troubleshooting tips to get the machine up and running again. If none of these solutions work for you, be sure to call an expert for help.