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Icemaker Arm stuck in up position

The arm on my icemaker is stuck in the 'up' position and it won't budge. Its not making ice. Any suggestions?

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Hi, Check and see if the finger sweep has ice jamming it so that it can't finish it's rotation. This is a come problem. You might have to remove the ice maker to see what is blocking it. Usually two screws on top and one underneath the ice maker.
Please let me know if i can assist you further.

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Posted on May 27, 2009

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