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Icemaker Ice Stripper Arm

The unit seems to be making ice, but after it produces about 4 containers of ice the stripper arm gets dislocated from one side. This causes the fingers of the stripper to turn sideways and tangle in the fingers of the arm ejector. I have put the stripper back in it place, but it still continues to do this. I would like to replace the stripper arm, but i think there may be something else causing this problem

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  • mikedileo Jan 19, 2009

    I've been doing the same thing, adjusting the stripper arm every 30 minutes it seemed like.
    Tried to adjust again today and it broke off.
    Anyone know how to rreplace the stripper arm?

  • 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.

  • Lori carlos
    Lori carlos Dec 03, 2013

    how do u snap it back on. I cant seem to do it and I dont want to break it while trying

  • Lori carlos
    Lori carlos Dec 03, 2013

    how do u snap it back into place. I cant seem to do it and im afraid inwill break it

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Just get a new im son quit n riggin the thing

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