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It does, then it seems that the auger just seizes and stops moving, then the bucket pops forward as the drive slips past the auger. I am able to remove the bucket and move the auger arm in reverse with no problem, but only get about 3/4 revolution moving forward.
OK so you need to replace the augar motor assembly.
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Not sure why the motor assembly would be the problem when that is not stopping. It continues to turn. The auger itself stops, then the bucket moves forward and the drive then slips past the auger making the clunking sound as it then drops back into place. Upon closer inspection and further dis-assembly, it looks like the crushed ice blades are the culprit as they are not crushing the ice, they are getting buried into a cube or cubes and that is stopping the auger. Then the whole bucket moves forward just enough for the drive to slip past the auger arm. After taking it apart more, I see that the drive shaft seems to have poked though the face of the inner bucket.
oh ok that a differant story if the motor is still turning . Your last post led me to beleive it was only turning 3/4 of a turn !
On the racks mounted on the wall the tray should be dropping down and locking in place on the tracks .
Either the tracks are worn or the icecontainer hook is worn.
Hmmm... the track hooks seem to be engaging. I wonder if that drive shaft poking through the inner part of the bucket (about a 1/4 inch) is allowing the auger to move just enough forward that the drive is able to slip past when there is a load applied, due to the crushed ice feature. Is it possible to replace just the inner bucket and use the existing auger pieces and drive shaft?
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