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Icemaker - Plastic

My Kenmore icemaker is dispensing small bits of plastic with the ice and I can't figure out where the plastic is coming from. I replaced the filter, emptied the ice reservoir and am still getting small pieces of plastic

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Re: Icemaker - Plastic

If the pieces of plastic are smaller than the inner diameter of the water tube then you should be looking at the filter washers on the tap and where the water line fits onto the valve assembly behind the fridge. If the filters are clear, the problem is within the ice dispenser. Remove the ice bin and inspect the shroud where the motor coupling pushes onto the auger behind the bin. The auger could be off centre and chaffing the plastic away. Otherwise, check the ice maker fingers for damage.

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