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GE pfss6pkx refrigerator Side by side icemaker fills up with water, but doesnt push out the cubes. Why?

The icemaker fills up with water and freezes, but will not push the ice out after it's frozen. How can I trouble shoot this problem?

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  • jvanmill Mar 25, 2014

    I kind of figured it was part of the IM assembly, but im trying to fix it without replacing the entire unit. I've taken it apart and think it can only be a few things....yet without any experience with this type of unit...i don't know how to test it.

  • Fred Oakes
    Fred Oakes Mar 25, 2014

    The motor is the round part inside the cover. Once the ice is melted you can take out the motor and check the numbers to search for a replacement motor. They are less than $30 usually and are easy to put back into your unit. I suppose you could test your motor when the ice is gone to see if it can turn over the gears.

  • jvanmill Mar 25, 2014

    I was able to clear out the ice and remove the motor. I manually turned the gears which turn the rake. Put it back together, let the system start and could visibly see the rake turn 360', the ice level arm drop down, then fill with water in the tray. After that when the water has frozen to ice cubes the rake will not move. I'm making an assumption and thinking a switch is not closing when it should or is closed when it should be open. Not sure how to test the switches? Any idea how, or where i can find a wiring schematic for my particular model?

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It is the motor that drives the ice out and it can be replaced with a new one from online or just replace the complete icemaker for less than $150 or so if you check around the web. They are readily pulled out with just a few screws holding them in and the wiring is just a snap in process. Cheaper than a service call to just replace it.

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  • Fred Oakes
    Fred Oakes Mar 25, 2014

    It is the motor that drives the ice out and it can be replaced with a new one from online or just replace the complete icemaker for less than $150 or so if you check around the web. They are readily pulled out with just a few screws holding them in and the wiring is just a snap in process. Cheaper than a service call to just replace it.

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