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Model ED5vhg makes ice but will not dispense thru door. Seem like a motor is straining in compartment.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Ice maker is not working

if you keep your hands out of the little beam slot on the paddel that is located on the left of the freezer and push it in the beam should shoot across to the reciever on the right and the light should stay on constant, that is if you have the switch on the right side turned on.

if it is turned on and the paddel is depressed and the light is still blinking the you need a beam kit part number 4389102

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Amana Side-by-Side Fridge Model SBD21VPSE

If there is a reset button on your ice maker try pushing it. Many ice makers have two holes for reset. A general rule of thumb is if the ice maker fingers are stopped in a slightly vertical position then your ice maker unit is working. If the fingers are stopped anywhere else then it needs some sort of attention or replaced. Make sure there is water, or ice in the ice maker tray, if not then the problem is with water supply.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: ice maker will not dispense the ice

The auger motor and coupling in the rear may be frozen and won't turn.
Remove the ice bin.
Place a screwdriver or similar device in the forks of the auger and twist counterclockwise till it moves. The replace the ice bin and try again.
It will be difficult to move.
If that does not work. Turn off the fridge and use a hair dryer to hrat the auger gear and motor till it frees up.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Replacing the Ice dispenser motor on Kenmore elite refrigerator?

There is a small door under neath ice maker shelf (literally) w/ 2 small screws that keep it in place,or a button that can release ice maker on the rt. side of machine. Good luck!!

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: My whirlpool fridge, ice makerMy Whirlpool is not making ice. It has an in door ice dispensing system. It stopped making ice yesterday - what could be wrong?

lift the bar up to shut the maker offf and then turn it bakck on and wait.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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