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Ice maker dispenser

Maytag side by side model RSW22A - when you press the pad to get ice you can hear the ice flap open but you do not hear motor to dispense ice.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    Defrost your freezer, the back of the ice compartment may be frozen up, we had the same problem and this fixed it. BHR

  • Ihatemaytag Jul 08, 2008

    Mine does the same thing except No Noise. This is the biggest piece of junk I have seen. It's 14 months old, and I have replaced the track between the two crisper drawers 3 times! The food freezes inside also....what's next?



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I own a similar model for 2 years now and have had no problems with it. maytag is better than kenmore sad to say

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