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Icemaker woes I am at my wits end. But enough about me. For two years or so now, I have been having trouble with this icemaker. It gets a cube wedged in the back/right slot, second from the back of the cabinet. There it sits, poking its little head up at me. So I have learned to keep a dowel rod above the refrigerator to break it off, and then it (usually) goes about its merry way. Or not. It may "click" incessantly for hours if no one hears it and obeys. My husband has tried pouring warm water into the tray to loosen things up, but I find that it only causes the water to re-freeze in the bottom of the repository- thus eventually causing an icejam and jamming the auger. I have tried tightening the screw for "+" and "-", with lesser results, (honestly, I don't know if my husband messed with it and that's the cause or not. I do not know which direction to go to try to resolve it.) I have also tried to insert a screwdriver into the larger gear's screw to help it along. Which sometimes works. I am afraid that these plastic gears will soon break. Sometimes, even after I "think" I have gotten the ice cube loose from the tray (or broken out) it will start clicking again within a few moments. (insanity--now I understand Chinese water torture!) Within the last six months I have also had intermittent problems with some sort of defrost cycle where I have water pouring out the ice dispenser, down the front and causing a river on the floor. We're talking bath towels full. What do I do next??

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  • Julie Lohr Jun 02, 2007

    Thanks, I realized after I bought it that I shoulda asked the repairman first. There was a big recall on them--I am no Frigidaire fan any more. Shoulda coulda woulda....

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