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Ice Maker Dispenser is not working.

I believe the dispenser is broken. The ice won't come out either cube or crush. We have clean this up and no blockage of ice or water. Should I replace a part? We have this ref. for only 1 1/2 yr.

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  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    I have the same problem and I think it is probably the dispenser motor. I could be wrong but, why replace the whole ice maker?

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I think the dispenser motor is out. No need to replace the whole ice maker

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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Thanks for the question looks like the ice maker does not cycle there is a electric motor that turns on to drop the ice seems like that doesnt work looks like you need a new ice maker Thanks for the questiuo The appliance doc

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