Kenmore Fridge Ice Maker Not Freezing

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  1. wneikrie

    wneikrie New Member

    Dec 24, 2013
    Denver, CO
    Hi! I have a Kenmore 795.78409.801 fridge and the ice maker has stopped freezing ice. Both the fridge and the freezer are maintaining proper temps, but the cold plate in the ice maker compartment is warm to the touch. I have no water flow issues... I turned off the ice maker all night and am now waiting to see if turning it back on has inspired it to start up again.

  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    Is it possibly stuck on the defrost/release ice mode? Do you have the manual that came with it? That often has a troubleshooting section in it. On some, once it has frozen the ice, it then warms the edge so it releases cleanly, then turns back off so it can make more ice.
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  4. jm66208

    jm66208 Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Kansas City
    I put ice makers in the same category as disposers. Just not a repairable item. Look by the serial number & see if you can see something that reads like: Icemaker kit: IM501. Google it & you should be able to find one for around $50. I've used both the oem replacement ($200) & the no name brands & don't see a difference in longevity. Takes about 10 minutes to install.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona
    The gear is probably stripped which stopped the cycle.
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