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I am at work right now, but if you send me a picture I can pop the cover and look at it when I get home tonight. I will try to see if the ice maker is actually working. We don't use a lot of ice and I only really started paying attention last night when it became an incessant irritation :) I did notice this morning that there was ice that looked ready to go but was just sitting on the top of the maker and had not dropped into the bin. I'll have a look at that tonight as well.
Hmmm - the two little tabs in the middle of the big, white plastic gear. I'll look at that when I get home.
When I lift the sensor/arm that should turn the ice maker OFF, right? But yet the noise continues - does that make sense with what you are telling me? And does it make sense that this was an intermittent noise previously? How can I turnt the ice maker OFF while I work on the repair?
I am going to wait to accept until I actually get to see the ice maker if you don't mind!
I need to get this fixed before next weekend, but not immediately.
OK - I'll check it as soon as I get home and get back to you!
Lifting the arm doesn't stop the noise, but I guess if the whole thing is broken that actually makes sense. Oh, one more thing. If I open the refrigerator door the noise stops - I assume that is becasuse the water supply is off and that ALSO will turn off the ice maker? I just wish there was a way to turn the thing off while I am waiting for parts.
I promise I'll get bck to you tonight. :)
I'm thinking I'm going to be payign you and ordering a new icemaker part tongiht :)
I'll check on the fan...
Thanks again -
Hello - I am going to accept the answer - it's a lot of good information, but would you believe I think the ice maker is working again? My husband knocked the ice off the maker this morning after I left the house and managed to get the arm to come all the way up and stop the machine - I guess it was blocked somehow before. Anyway - I just pulled a lot of ice out of it and am waiting to see if it will go through a harvest cycle sucessfully. I can hear the water going into the ice maker as I type... Maybe the maker is not broken, it just gets stuck a little more than we thought. If it doesn't cycle tomorrow I'll get adventurous and take off the cover of the module. thanks again!