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Broken ice cube stripper

I have a GTS17FCSERWW purchased in Sept. 2007 and am having problems with the ice maker jamming. It jammed amd broke one of the fingers on the cube stripper-the snap in L shaped plastic piece that strips the cubes from the top of the ice maker. I need to replace this piece & would appreciate any suggestions to solve this problem.

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Gerald E. Camus e-mail jerry@camus.com

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I have a GE french door refrigerator bought in Sept. 2007. Worked fine for 4 months then quit making ice. Found ice stripper dislodged from installed locaion and just snapped snapped it back on without close examination. From then on an ice cube would jam in the rear cube cup whenever ice was being ejected. Found that one of the stripper finger in back was broken off. Replaced the stripper and it now works fine again. Seems like the rear stripper finger is not designed strong enough, since it is only half the width of the others and has no underside support.

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    I have the same problem with the ice stripper. GE said I needed to buy a new ice maker. Where can I buy just the stripper

  • Opuss99 Aug 08, 2008

    I have the same problem. The last finger on the stripper broke off and the entire stripper piece will disconnect from the unit. I have not been able to find where to buy a new ice stripper.

  • jmspellman Nov 18, 2008

    A GE Profile side by side with bottom freezer. The ice stripper fell off and I can see the left most tooth is broken.

    Where can I get a replacement and how is it installed?

  • Jag MK IV Dec 20, 2008

    Same problem with my GE Monogram ice maker in the pull-out freezer in this unit. The last finger on the stripper snapped off, and I found the stripper in the bottom of the freezer. Clearly, this is a problem GE needs to address. The replacement part I found online has one more tooth than mine. Can you advise where to find this part? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Same thing, broken stripper GE says buy a new ice maker. That's a really poor policy for a design flaw.

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    Same thing here...anyone have any success finding the exact part? We have a GE Profile Bottom Freezer unit...

  • MACKATK May 18, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM. LEFT FINGER ON ICE STRIPPER BROKEN OFF.  FREQUENT JAMS.  CANNOT FIND A REPLACEMENT PART. 2OO7 GE SIDE BY SIDE

  • library_dean May 21, 2009

    I have a side-by-side Kenmore refrigerator that I purchased in 2002. About every 6 to 9 months the ice stripper pops loose on the right side causing the ice maker to stop. I remove the ice maker from the freezer, warm the stripper with a hair dryer, and pop the stripper back in place. This has gotten to be very frustrating. I expect the L-shaped tab which holds the right side of the stripper to break off at any time. I have found that the stripper can be purchased from RepairClinic.com for about $20 plus shipping. At some point I will probably have to buy a new ice stripper, if not the entire ice maker.

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If the cubes are fusing together (such as when you overfill an ice tray), your solution could be as simple as adjusting the fill volume (there should be an adjustment under the front plastic cover, and the cover should just pop off and snap back on unless you see screws attaching it) and when your ice maker was replaced this probably wasn't calibrated correctly. Your mention of the side of the maker bulging also leads me to believe the water is overflowing and freezing within the dispenser (causing it to bulge and not dispense).
I hope this helps and Good luck.

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice cube dispenser not working

Not real familiar with that specific model but it sounds like the heating element isn't working to loosen the ice from the tray as it's dumped. A typical ice maker has a small heat element under it to melt the surface of the ice just slightly while it dumps.

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SOURCE: water dispenser on front of refrigerator door does not dispense water. Ice Cube maker continues to make ice cubes. Defrosting doesn't fix problem.

Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.

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gripfitter
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You will need to replace the icemaker. The sensor that activates the heat coil in the icemaker is bad. The heat sensor allows the cubes to be released from being frozen to the ice tray. Check ebay for a new icemaker. About one third the price of manufacturer for new factory unit.

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Where you say occasionally, I would suspect a rough edge on your stripper arm or a ejector arm slightly out of alignment.

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