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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Can someone help me with a broken ice maker

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Can someone help me with a broken ice maker?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.

what is broken on this? what is it doing ? is it cycling (moving)?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Hi Bryan, I have a Kenmore 106.54589400 frig. The icemaker has not worked for a while. It appears that the harvest does not move. The water dispenser does work as does the ice mover thing in teh tray.
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
most of the time its the module ,

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this comes in a kit or you can order just the module, the way to tell if the module is bad is to remove the white cover on the front of the ice maker, check the big whit gear and in the middle are two tabs that hold the gear first check and make sure one isn't broken off, let me know thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Yes, when I removed the cover and looked at the connector piece (it has two little plastic clip like devices that hold the wheel) one of teh little connector pieces is broken off. It is still in the case at the bottom. Should I purchase the whole kit, remove the old one and replace it with the new one?
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.

it looks like you need to order the kit from sears, I don't see it anywhere else, there the same price anyway, you just don't need to replace the fingers unless they are caught(maybe damaged) you can order this @ 515/0046/106/Model-10654589400/0582/0165000?keySuffixId=NA&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=10654589400&subCompDesc=Icemaker%20parts,%20optional%20parts&brandDesc=KENMORE&modelDesc=REFRIGERATOR&blt=11 hope this helps, thanks Bryan

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
You think that's all I need to do? The unit costs $84 and I do need to order it online it seems.
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
in most cases thats all you need to do, there is a chance however after looking at this again that it could break again, if the heater isn't comming on to release the ice it could break again . you can order A whole new ice maker for $115.00 @ to be safe, this is probably a better option, thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
OK thanks Bryan
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
no problem, thanks and have a great weekend. Bryan
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