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Have SAMSUNG RS261MDWP. Just replaced a cracked ice bucket and now the motor binds when trying to crush ice.

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The icemakers won't make ice if the temperature is not below a certain set point. Varies between manufacturers. Try making the temp colder.

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SOURCE: GE GSS25LGM Ice maker not dispensing ice

You have one of three things wrong. The auger motor is frozen up, the ice bucket is broken or you need to dump out any ice, run warm water through the entire ice bucket, dry it out and try again with fresh cubes. My guess is the auger motor is frozen. You can buy a vinyl boot that covers the auger motor to prevent moisture buildup and freezing from GE Parts at 1-800-626-2002

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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This is a simple thing. the solenoids get rusted and jam stuck in position. you can just clean the device but for all the trouble it should be replaced.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: My Samsung RS267LBBP has stopped making cubed ice. It only crushe

try emptying your ice tray out cleaning it real good then try it if doesnt work still may need board or auger motor

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: ice dispensor only dispensing crushed ice - not cubed

The spring coming off the rod will also cause this problem, also the bypass flap may be stuck open, always check the simple things first, hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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This answer probably comes too late for you (you posted the question 9 months ago), but I want to record it here for posterity, since I had the same problem, and searching on Google for it brought up your question.
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