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I got ice out of my refrigerator and it started making a

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I got ice out of my refrigerator and it started making a continuous "grinding" or "fluttering" noise. It does not dispense ice, and the noise continues.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset I am just one of the techs on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can and I just picked up your question now. Please give me time to respond sometimes I get your replies late so there may be a delay in my response.

Is the noise coming from the fan in the back of the freezer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, from the front, right in the icemaker
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The noise has stopped, and the refrigerator is dispensing ice.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Ok there was a chance that the auger got stuck on or the flapper mechanism was binding up trying to actuate.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Actually, I had hoped my answer would tell me what to do to avoid this problem in the future or tell me what to do in the event the problem recurs.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

If the problem reoccurs take out the ice bin and see if the noise stops. It is hard for me to say 100% without seeing it or hearing it of course, a video would help if you had recorded it. Thanks