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     fixbear updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 6 Posts
  • wsmith

    June 13, 2021 at 5:25 am

    I have a Kenmore freestanding 10689482948 ice maker. I had to replace the motherboard. The compressor would not come on. I made a jumper cord and the compressor now comes on and makes ice. The problem is the compressor will not turn off.

  • fixbear

    June 13, 2021 at 11:43 am

    As I recall, that was a old hot wire machine. How does it sense the bin full, I suspect it's a old style mechanical thermostat. You will probably find it open. This was a common problem with all the small under counters and replacing it will be a bit difficult. If you can even obtain one. I have a Scotsman that is the same thing in the yard because there was none available. Hope you have better luck with Kenmore.

  • fixbear

    June 13, 2021 at 11:46 am

    The problem is the compressor will not turn off.

    I made a jumper

    You have to remove your jumper.

  • wsmith

    June 13, 2021 at 1:01 pm

    This is what I have done so far.

    Replaced motherboard. All wires on motherboard receiving 120 volts except red wire to compressor.

    Made power cord jumper.

    Compressor came on and made ice.

    Covered ice bin thermistor and it stopped making ice.

    Uncovered thermistor and it made ice.

    Removed jumper cord and compressor would not run.

    Unplugged thermostat. Compressor still not coming on.

    Trying to figure out what to do next.

  • fixbear

    June 14, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    It has to be a input problem that prevents the board relay from energizing the compressor. Are you sure your not in the wash instead of freeze? Is there a water sensor? Often they also have a water temp sensor that has a anti slush function.

    Have you got a copy of the wiring diagram you can post?

    Often you can also find the real manufacturer on the bottom of the tag. Kenmore is just a brand name. There equipment is made by others. Refrigerators and stoves mostly by White-Westinghouse. A ice machine will be by one of the ice machine producers. Being a hot wire machine I suspect Scotsman or Kold-draft. But you never know till you see one. Most of the 15 inch under-counters were used in high end domestic use.

  • fixbear

    June 14, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    If you have a DVOM, unplug and test the ice thermistor with a ohm meter.

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