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Knocking noise I have a Kitchenaid model number KSRI25FNBL00 that started making a knocking noise. I was told by a local repair person I needed a new ice maker due to a brocken gear. However the noise sounds more like a knocking on a tube or piece of wood. It does not sound like a brocken gear. Thank you in advance

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Ice build up behind the air flow panel in the freezer part of the unit.
turn off the frig. and defrost it. lots of water to mop up.stpped the knocking. look at the parts manual and take apart for faster defrosting.

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It could be the compressor

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