Originally Posted by BobNewOrleans
Please ignore my previous comment. I re-read your post and realized you might be talking about the door switch that turns on the light. So I checked the voltage again and it's reading 107. I must have made a bad connection before.
Shouldn't I be able to energize the fill solenoid by shorting the black and brown wires together? When I do that, I don't even hear a click.
Just joined with the exact same problem. Jumping a wire from the black to brown down nothing, even if I hit the flap switch and door switch.
HOWEVER , I removed the cardboard cover in the back, and put the harness connector from the water valve to the ice machine water valve. Wife hit the water dispense switch , looked in side and we had a nice splash of water in our freezer.
Solenoid is ok, but something else is keeping the ice machine from calling for water.
I think I broke the large gear on the ice machine since I forced the ejector thing to rotate. It is broken but it is something I think I did rather than being there previously......
In my search for a a new one I see off-brand ones vs. name brand ones on ebay, should I drop the extra $25 on an OEM ice maker?
The little fusible link in the ice machine is good too.
So I know the solenoid is ok (I mean they are both the same voltage right????) and the water line is not frozen...
What would be the next step?
Thanks so much
Edit: Kenmore fridge, ice machine model 106 2198597