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Kenmore freezer won't make ice

Common reasons your Kenmore freezer won’t make ice

The most common reasons your Kenmore freezer won't make ice are a failed compressor, old water filter or a faulty dispenser.

  • 45%

    45% of the time it's the
    Compressor

  • 38%

    38% of the time it's the
    Water Filter

  • 7%

    7% of the time it's the
    Dispenser

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Kenmore freezer

    Compressor Replacement

    When the freezer won’t make ice, a bad compressor could be causing the problem. The ice maker in the freezer won’t eject frozen cubes unless freezer temperature is below 5-degrees. A faulty compressor that won’t cool the freezer below that temperature will prevent the ice maker from working. When the ice maker in your freezer stops working, have it diagnosed and repaired by a Sears Home Services Repair Expert.


    Water Filter Replacement

    Using an old water filter in a freezer can lead to a reduction in water to the ice maker and water dispenser, if present. Over time, the filter's capacity to effectively remove impurities diminishes, causing a decrease in the water flow rate. An insufficient supply of water to the ice maker will prevent it from working properly, and you may also notice a decline in the quality of the ice and dispensed water. An old water filter may no longer effectively remove contaminants, potentially altering the taste or odor of the dispensed water, especially if the filter has been in use beyond its recommended lifespan, typically 6 months.

    Dispenser Replacement

    A faulty dispenser can be the problem when your freezer won’t make ice. The dispenser has controls that turn the ice maker on and off. If a defective control on the dispenser doesn’t send power to the ice maker, the ice maker won’t work. If the ice bin is full of ice but the door on the dispenser ice chute won’t open, then you may also need to replace a faulty dispenser. Have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and check the freezer when it won’t make ice. The technician will replace the dispenser if it’s faulty.

    What to expect when you experience a Kenmore freezer won't make ice issue

    How is the won't make ice problem fixed?

    Correcting most won't make ice problems usually involves replacing the compressor, water filter or dispenser. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a freezer that won't make ice

    When the freezer won't make ice it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of freezer failures.

    What to look out for with a freezer won’t make ice diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your freezer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Additional possible Kenmore freezer symptoms you may experience

    • Kenmore freezer compressor not running
    • Kenmore freezer door not closing
    • Kenmore freezer fan not working
    • Kenmore freezer leaking water
    • Kenmore freezer light not working
    • Kenmore freezer not cooling
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