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Need to replace the helix cap on amana ice maker

The helix cap is worn so the auger slips out of place and jams on the side of the ice bucket. How do i get the old cap off and the new one on

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SOURCE: ice maker water will not stop/overflows

either u got a bad ice maker or the spout going into the ice maker is leaking, ect.

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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SOURCE: ice maker failure

1) Check the filler tube which allows water to enter the dispenser through the back wall of the freezer. This tube may be frozen inside. You can pull the tube out gently and clear it.

2) The inlet valve may be faulty/blocked. Where the water connects to the water valves behind the fridge, try to swap the plugs around from the one valve to the other. They should be colour coded. Then try dispensing water. If water runs into the ice-maker then the ice maker valve is faulty/blocked.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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SOURCE: The ice maker works, but does not dispense

The bar, hinges or sensor may be broke or shot..

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice maker won't stop producing ice, even when bucket is full.

the arm that swing up and down maybe able to be ajst by bending arm and the water leaking down the icemaker. is it unlevel when if fills if not unlevel is it hooked up to an r/o system if it is when was the last time filter were replaced if not, does it have a water filter has it been changed lately.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore Model 106.54619300

not knowing your ice maker model
if you have a white box like cove on the end,
pop that off
you will be looking at the ejection moter wheel
to the botom right, you should see two holes
one T one H jumps those out with a small peice of wire, you may need to hold the door switch on the freezer,,,,
if you jumped it out correctly, yo will hear a definitive click,
take out the jumper
watch the whole cycle 3=mins
keeping an eye on the ice machine the whole time
if it does everything but eject your motor is stipped
and you will need a new one

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore side-by-side, model 253 54364405.

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