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My ice maker makes ice just fine. However, the teeth dont

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My ice maker makes ice just fine. However, the teeth don't start to turn unless I hit the metal on/off arm. As soon as I touch it, the turn on push te ice out. Why aren't the teeth starting to turn automatically?

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Can I get the complete model number of the unit?




Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It's a frigidaire Electrolux I see a model number listed inside the refrigerator. It is plhs 237zcbo
The best thing to do is replace the entire icemaker, however you have nothing to lose by taking it apart and checking the part the trips the ice maker and lubricating it to see if you can get it to work again, if not then replace it. you can click on the blue link below to order a replacement one for your unit.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

can you give me any sort of indication of what I would even look for to see if I can get it working again. Like I said, it makes ices just fine, and as soon as I tap the arm, it turns the teeth and spits the ice out.

I would remove the ice maker and put a drop or 2 of 3in1 oil on the metal shaft that is causing the trouble, and work the arm up down a couple of times. Taking this unit apart you may not get it back together again..
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Just curious, I am not very handy. How difficult would it be to switch out the old ice maker for the new one if I bought it?

About 10 to 15 minutes, comes with installation instructions, only need a screwdriver to replace it.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can you tell me, is this the same model that you sent me the link for, but for half the price?

Exact same one... It is a lot cheaper there...
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

How long does the an ice maker generally work. Ironically, I just went to look at mine to see if it looked like the one In the link I sent you, and the ice maker appears to be working. But I just watched a video on youtube, and it seems really pretty simple to change it out. I just wonder if it is really only a matter of time until the whole thing stops working entirely. The current one is probably about 10 years old.

THey have a life span of about 8 years before needing change. It is a best bet to replace it...
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Although, not entirely the answer I was hoping you would give me, I do appreciate your time and effort, and actually, after watching the video on youtube, I am am fairly confident I can switch out the icemaker myself. I am sure my local repair place would have ran me well over $150, probably quite a bit more. Thanks.

$180 is the labor charged for replacing an Icemaker, so yes you are well ahead of the game.... I know it was not the best news but at least it is repairable at your own hands..

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes, and new part, plus delivery on ebay is only $48.

great, Good Luck and have a nice day