Heating, Air Conditioning, Fridge, HVAC/ice maker problem

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QUESTION: I have a Kenmore model 106.55512400 fridge.  The ice maker has stopped working.  There is no ice or other obstruction for the water to enter the maker.  I followed some of the online advice and tested the maker with a jump wire into the "T" and "H" test points.  The maker began working and discharged full ice cubes.  I heard the water turn on, but quite honestly did not notice how long it was on or even if it filled at all, but it was the normal sound.   From what I read, I had assumed that I "jump" started the maker and was good to go.  The next morning, no ice produced.  I again inserted the jump wire into the test points, and this time, nothing.  

My assumption is that the module or the entire unit needs to be replaced.  Since there was ice in there when I did the initial test, I'm assuming the water entry is not the issue.  Also assuming that the module would still function even if no water.  But confused on why it worked at least one more time.

Looking for your expert opinion on the matter to make sure I go in the right direction with the repair.

ANSWER: Based on your explanation, I would check the bi-metal thermostat.  By you jumping out T & H, you are by-passing the thermostat which actually starts the harvest cycle when the temperature in the mold goes below 15 degrees.  Do you have a voltage/ohm meter and know how to use it?  Before replying, get me the exact temperature in the freezer section.  Thanks.....Help us help you....

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Eric and Ann Campion

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QUESTION: Yes, I have a voltage/ohm meter.  The freezer temperature is -2 F.

Also, my wife reminded me that I failed to mention there has been a water leak from the maker near the module. It has leaked for quite some time.

ANSWER: Lets first try to remove the front cover and then the three screws securing the module in the ice maker.  Pull the module and then check inside for corrosion.  No use testing something that may be shorted.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

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QUESTION: I removed the module and there are no signs of corrosion.

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If it is leaking water, something is going on.  You must be my eyes in this instance.  The mold is a solid mold and cannot leak unless rusted through which I see very very rarely....If you remove the front cover on the ice maker, you will see a white plastic gear.  On this gear there will be the words DO NOT ROTATE MANUALLY.  Referring to a clock, what position is the letter (D) in the word DO in?

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric and Ann Campion

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