Appliance Repair Forum

Icemaker freezing

By Stroker - 8/15/2019 9:18:03 AM

Kenmore Elite 74049 in door icemaker freezes up.  Icemaker still works properly, but ice container freezes up all around and outside of its edges, making it impossible to remove container.
By Admin - 8/15/2019 10:02:33 AM

This happens to mine a few times mostly in the summer when it tends to get warmer in the house. I shut the refrig off and use a blow dryer to thaw around the frozen areas, then i can pull the container out, empty and clean it and reinstall. I honestly do not think it's an issue just that when you have warm air meeting ice cold air things will tend to freeze up.
If you think its more than that I can suggest inspecting your freezer door gasket for air leaks, this too will cause this kind of issue