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Kenmore 106.55242400 ice maker knocking noise

Ice maker started making a knocking sound (coming from the box where the motor is). Would be trying to dump the ice & then eventually dump ice. Then started taking longer period of knocking noise before dump ice. then finally just makes knocking noise non-stop and no ice. Any idea what part is broken? If so, how to fix?

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Most likely you need a new ice maker,one thing that could do this is the white arms that spin around when dumping the ice,sometimes one of the arms bend and jam the ice maker and you'll hear that knocking soundthe arm gets bent,the ice cube gets stuck because the arm can't push it out,,it stops the motor from spinning through it's full cycle and damages it but this is just a guess from something i've seen happen but most likely you need a new ice maker,one other i've seen is the metal arm that you can lift up to shut off the ice maker gets knocked out of the hole it slides into.if you pop off the white cover and get a jumper wire and stick it into the h and t holes you can jump start the ice maker.http://appliantology.org/gallery/image/659-manual-harvest-on-a-whirlpool-modular-ice-maker/

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  • Sal De Jan 03, 2014

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  • Sal De Jan 03, 2014

    these are the white arms i was talking about,they spin and push the cubes out,if one of the arms get bent and jam the ice maker it will make that noise and after a while it will damage the ice maker motor if you jump out the t and h holes with a jumper wire it might help you find out why it's not working correctly.

  • Sal De Jan 03, 2014

    http://appliantology.org/gallery/image/6...

  • Sal De Jan 03, 2014

    this is to jump out the ice maker for some reason the link didn't copy correctly up top.

  • Sal De Jan 04, 2014

    can you please tell me if you got my emails,you don't have to talk about your machine or anything just a simple yes i got your email thanks for your time,i've answered a number of people but never hear back from anyone and this site has had this problem before,thanks again for your time

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hi LOP7,
In most cases you can easily solve this problem.
step one would be to make sure your freezer is getting cold enough. If you have icecream in your freezer is it frozen solid or is it soft. Most icemakers cycle around 0 degrees and if your freezer is not getting to 0 then it will not cycle and it will not make ice.
Step two would be to make sure you icemake is cycling. To do this simply lift the little shut off arm on your icemaker and wait about an hour then go back to the icemaker and drop the arm down. The icemaker should start going through a cycle. You should notice the arm slowly begin to raise and the ice dispencer fingers will begin to turn. Then you will hear it call for water. You may hear a humm.
If the freezer is cold enough and the icemaker is cycling that only leaves the inlet valve. replace the valve and enjoy the ice.
If the freezer is cold enought and the icemaker does not cycle, then you have a bad icemaker. Simply replace the icemaker and viola.
Third if the freezer is not cold enought 0 defrees. Then you may have a defrost problem. In this case post more info and I will be happy to help. Good luck mca0824@aol.com

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