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Hello Donna;

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

There could be several reasons you are hearing noise. The most probable is the motor module assembly which has plastic gears. These gears over time will wear and fail.
Ice maker is making a continuous noise - 25660375-ulb2xch1r3rvuexczjpzfji2-1-0.jpg This part if purchased locally is $83.00. Add in the cost of a service company you are looking at a $350.00 - $400.00 bill.
They double the part cost. I know I was a service technician for both Sears Home Services and A & E Factory Service.

Since you are local, and I work and have a small customer base on the side in my retirement, I can provide the part and installation for $130.00.

Call me.
Peter Goodwin
443-306-1362
Glen Burnie, MD

Posted on Apr 26, 2015

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