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The part that turns to drop the ice out of the bucket is not rotating

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If you are referring to the the ice auger assembly in a dispenser type refrigerator, that unit is driven by a motor behind the ice bucket. It may be frozen up or could be completely burned out and my need replaced.

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

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SOURCE: Ice maker arm issue

If you are a real DIY'er, remove the ice maker from the frig and see if the arm has or had a spring return down or check its position with the cam that operates it as it goes around.

Posted on May 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Icemaker not making ice - feeler arm in up position

You may have a broken icemaker and needs to be replaced.  The internal parts are solid state electronics and they can break.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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SOURCE: auger inside the ice bucket not turning - ice not dispensing

I had same problem. Fixed it by remove the motor at the back and spraying with wd40.

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Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

Often ice maker issues are a symptom of an automatic defrosting problem OR a leaking (dripping / bypassing) ice maker water valve.

First off you should try and prove that there are no un-necessary water leakages by doing the following:

1. Turn the icemaker OFF
2. Remove the plastic line where it connects to the thru the cabinet water tube by pinching the clamp and pulling down on the plastic tube.
3. Place end of the plastic tube into a bucket for about 12 hours. At the end of 12 hours check the bucket for ANY water. If there is a noticable amount of water (more than 1 oz) the water valve is leaking water by the valve diaphram seat. The only remedy for this is to change the units water valve assy.

As far as a possible automatic defrosting problem..... soft ice cream is a symptom along with that of low ice production.

The evaporator coils get a substantial amount of ice build up on them and then the airflow in the freezer compartment is restricted resulting in a change in the freezer comprtment temp. If you do have an automatic defrosting problem you will soon notice noise from the evaporator fan as the ice build up encroaches into the fan blade path. Additionally the fresh food compartment will warm up.

The ice maker will not cycle until it reaches 16 to 15 deg F. The ice maker harvest cycle is started when the ice maker thermostat closes and advances the ice maker module.

Do the water in the bucket test and then look for signs of ice build up on the evaporator coils.

If neither of the above manifest / present then download this manual and follow the troubleshooting procedures:

http://adcxns1.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/8527f904cc8ea8cd85256b5800672333/$FILE/4322658A.pdf

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Posted on Sep 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Liebherr bio fresh fridge/freezer model

This ice maker can be cycled manually to help determine the problem. To cycle this ice maker, pull the front cover off of the ice maker. You will now have access to the module which has some test terminals marked on it (I'm sending you a picture). Using a well insulated jumper, place it between T-H and the ice maker should start to cycle.

Be careful this is a hot (live) check. If the ice maker starts, after about 5 seconds remove the jumper. It will take a few minutes for it to break the ice free and if it cycles completely and refills the ice maker will need to be replaced. This indicates it's not starting on its own. If it just stops on the ice, the mold heater may be open. You should be able to feel the bottom of the ice maker to see if it's getting warm but be careful, if you touch the mold heater, it can be very hot. If the mold heater is not hot, again the ice maker will need to be replaced. If the ice maker never cycles with the jumper, there may not be any voltage getting to the ice maker. Some voltage checks will need to be made and a technician will be needed to make these checks.

Hope this helps.

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Take a hair dryer and blow hot air on the auger motor for few minutes.Take care you dont blow hot air continuously.

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