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Whirlpool side by side refrigerator - grinding noise from icemaker

Icemaker makes continuing 'grinding' noise, whether on/off bar is in either page. help!

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Re: whirlpool side by side refrigerator - grinding noise...

That would likely be the ice maker "motor module". They are notorious for failing. The plastic gear on the front pulls away from the contact springs from ear tab failure, etc. It's an easy fix to replace the whole module (about $70 bucks). See the diagram here.

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