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Frigidaire phsc239dsb0 ice maker

My ice maker stopped working recently. The ice is built up and won't release into the bin. We melted the ice off and it worked for a day, but built up again. I contacted Frigidaire and they suggested I replace the heating element. I called a local dealer and they said I should replace the entire ice maker bc I could cause more problems replacing one piece. I'm nervous this won't fix the problem, although the valve seems ok since it's a single valve and the water side works fine. Also, the arm is down.

What do you recommend? I'd hate to spend $100 and still have issues, and there's no return on electrical parts at this dealer.

I read another post re: a similar issue and a thermal cutout was mentioned, but they also said to replace the entire ice maker. I guess I'd like reassurance that I'm doing the right thing.

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Re: Frigidaire phsc239dsb0 ice maker

Yes it is best to replace the whole icemaker.  Heaters don't go bad very often but thermostats do.  You need to know what you are doing to test these parts.  I would recommend replacing the whole ice maker and I have worked on thousands of them.

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