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I REPLACED THE ENTIRE ICE MAKER. THE PROBLEM WAS THAT THE TIMER WHEEL(GEAR) HAD SHEARED OFF . THE REPLACEMENT OF THAT UNIT COST ALMOST AS MUCH AS A COMPLETE UNIT. BY REPLACING THE ENTIRE UNIT, I PRECLUDED THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE SHEARED OFF SHAFT OF THE GEAR WAS CAUSED BY A JAMMING ELSEWHERE IN THE UNIT.

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