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amkhoury 05-31-2012 11:25 AM

Ice Maker Fill Tube Freezing Up
The last couple of years our Kenmore side-by-side ice maker fill tube would occasionally freeze. I would thaw and all would be good. Now its doing it daily so no ice will form.

Any suggestions? It is a pretty old model made in 1992.

Simon / APP Team 05-31-2012 12:12 PM


You need to replace the water inlet valve. For the correct part number please provide complete model number.

Thank you.


amkhoury 05-31-2012 12:37 PM

Model 9517651
Serial SB2011119
Kenmore Coldspot Frostless 27


Simon / APP Team 05-31-2012 01:06 PM


Your refrigerator model number is 106.9517651.

The water inlet valve Part number: 4318046

Part number: 4318046

Follow the instructions it's not the same exact replacement.

Thank you.


amkhoury 05-31-2012 01:16 PM

Thanks! Appreciate your help.

Simon / APP Team 05-31-2012 03:31 PM

You are very welcome.


amkhoury 06-04-2012 08:13 AM

I installed the new valve and now I'm not getting water to the ice maker. Any thoughts of what I could have done wrong? It seemed to be a really easy install.

Simon / APP Team 06-04-2012 12:14 PM


Did you defrost the inlet tube?


amkhoury 06-04-2012 12:25 PM

Yes sir. Its defrosted. It doesn't seem like water is flowing from the valve to the ice maker anymore.

Simon / APP Team 06-04-2012 12:40 PM

Switch around the electrical plugs at the water valve's solenoids and push the water lever at the dispenser.
If the ice maker starts filling up - than the ice maker is also bad.
The ice maker Part number: 4317943

Part number: 4317943

Thank you.


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