Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-22-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Share |
Default

Kenmore Ice maker modular unit


I have the modular unit and performed the two tests with my multi-meter as suggested in
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appli...trolmodule.php
I got 4k ohms when it said it could be as many as 10,000 on the control modular motor. I am not sure if low continuity is a bad sign or not.
I got 71 out of 60 to 90 on the heater so it passed.

I believe there was a jam and the driven gear came off and I am not sure which way it should go. I have a 50/50 chance of getting it right. I have tried both ways.

I am not getting any water coming out of the fill tube either. I have tried turning the thermostat as cold as I can to no avail.

I marked the drive gear and it does turn as does the driven gear.

I am not sure if I should buy a new module or look further into the water supply. I do get water out of my water dispenser though and recently changed the filters

speedyts49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2009, 05:13 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 53
Default

Kenmore Ice maker modular unit


The drive gear shouldn’t come off at all so if the gear is off you need to replace the modular. But in my experience the whole icemaker cost almost the same as the modular so you may want to just buy the whole icemaker kit. Also the kit comes with the water valve and you may need that as well. Note that the valve that comes with the kit will not fit refrigerators with water dispensers


Last edited by Scuba_Dave; 09-30-2010 at 11:52 AM. Reason: removed adv link in post
applianceman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 2
Default

Kenmore Ice maker modular unit


Quote:
Originally Posted by applianceman View Post
The drive gear shouldn’t come off at all so if the gear is off you need to replace the modular. But in my experience the whole icemaker cost almost the same as the modular so you may want to just buy the whole icemaker kit. Also the kit comes with the water valve and you may need that as well. Note that the valve that comes with the kit will not fit refrigerators with water dispensers
the drive gear was ok but the driven was broken.
I picked up a new ice maker off of eBay and I checked continuity of the new unit and it was the same as the old one.
Anyway I now have ice and at a good price($75 tyd)!
thanks for the help
speedyts49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kenmore (Whirlpool) refrig ice maker problem lexort Appliances 16 07-01-2010 02:00 PM
Kenmore Ice Maker - Electrical Questions BobNewOrleans Appliances 13 07-05-2009 01:39 PM
Kenmore ice maker acting strange BJLower Appliances 3 10-24-2008 11:14 PM
Can I pipe my ice maker off my RO unit? Leah Frances Plumbing 10 04-24-2008 06:44 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.