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Kenmore side by side fridge - ice dispenser stopped working

Model #106.5850*800 or 106.5851*800

We had our fridge for about four or five months and the ice dispenser just stopped working one day. The ice maker works fine.

When I press the dispenser button I can hear some sort of motor making a noise. I pulled out the ice bin and there is some metal thing that I guess turns the auger. It seems to be loose (turns fine). I closed the door and pressed the dispenser button and confirmed the metal thing had moved/rotated.

I put the ice bin back in and confirmed I could move the auger by hand (i.e. it wasn't stuck). In my opinion either the auger needs to be super loose, or the thing that's supposed to spin it needs to be tightened or something because it's too weak to rotate the auger.

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