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"stuck" ice maker

My icemaker has worked fine but all of a sudden stopped working. Ice is in the maker, fully frozen. The temp is right at 0-3 degrees F. I know that water is still flowing through the line to the door water outlet, so I assume the ice maker can get water as well (they are the same line off of the filter). The motor to eject from the storage bin works fine (I know, that's not the same motor that ejects the ice from the maker, but for what it's worth). I saw in another post someone suggested taking the cover off of the gear box and tapping the gears. I did that with no effect. I have tried putting the ice arm up, waiting, then putting it back down... again, with no effect. Help! Any suggestions???

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Re: "stuck" ice maker

Not one to give up on a problem, I double checked my stuff and found 2 things: First, I realized I responded to a different thread with gave a different model number than mine (close enough I think, but still different). Mine is an FRS26ZRFW3. Second, I tested my freezer thermometer out and found that it was off by 15 degrees, on the low side. So my temp was actually closer to 18 degrees. I've turned the freezer to a colder setting and am waiting for it to stabalize before seeing if it affects the icemaker. Even so, given that ice has been made in the recent past, I question whether a colder temp will change anything. We'll see...

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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Re: "stuck" ice maker

Bunyan, the problem is in your ice maker control module. There's a thermostat in there that regulates power to the harvest motor. When it is satisfied (at the right temp to harvest ice) it closes allowing power to the motor to continue harvest. The safest repair for this is to replace the complete ice maker assembly, part#1129316 (~$125.00). If you feel up to the task, you can disassemble the control module and replace just the thermal cutout, part#3206319 (~$15.00)... but this is not recommended. The part (#1129316) I provided for the entire ice maker is an upgrade to what you currently have. I highly recommend this route.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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