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have kenmore side by side. ice maker not working. has a control

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have kenmore side by side. ice maker not working. has a control module. if i take outside cover off control module and keep pulling outside large gear off on it will make full cycle eventually. its like it stops and when i move large gear out then back it restarts. if i replace control module will this resolve the issue just found that large outside gear on inside were the metal contact is part of it and one of the contacts for control box little burnt does this mean control box bad so replace it or is something else going on. please reply to do i am going to go pick a control module today.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  master appliance tech replied 8 years ago.
what is the model? if you have to touch the ice maker to get it to cycle somthing is not telling it to cycle is the the type with the ice bin on the door?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
bin is not in the door its under the ice maker. the large gear on outside of control module has a burnt spot on the contact metal on inside of large gear. when i slightly move large gear it moves a ways then stops. i believe when i move it it repositions so contacts touch.
Expert:  master appliance tech replied 8 years ago.
ya i would replace the ice maker. i replace the entire ice maker not just the head but some people just change out head
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
why whole ice maker not just the head will replacing the head not resolve the issue it will cost lot less
Expert:  master appliance tech replied 8 years ago.
it will but i find over time the ice tray the paint will peal and ice cubes can get hung up that's just me do what ever you want the head controls the ice maker so it will fix your problem

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