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The feeler arm is stuck in the up position on my frigidaire gallery refridgerator's ice maker

Ive taken the ice maker out and cant get the arm to go down.

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Hello;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

You have not given me any detailed in formation such as your model number to help you. You model number is on a label on the side wall near the top, in your fresh food section.

The one leg of your lever arm goes into the front part of the motor module, which is in the front of your ice maker. The arm is interlocked with plastic gear components one or more of these components are broke.

I am guessing if the following ice maker is what you have.

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