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Not making ice

After I removed the removeable ice bucket from the door and replaced it it does not want to make ice. I heard it make a noise and checked it, made sure the bucket was secure and the infrared light is blinking, turned the switch on and off and on again. checked later still no ice.

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The number problem w/your model is the ice-mkr's module(motor). part 8201515.if your i/m's ejector fingers are not resting at around the 2 o'clock position,then more then likely you have a broken module. the red blinking light normal and it only turns off during the harvest cycle.

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