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Frigidaire refir ice maker doesn't seem to work

The ice maker worked well for 5 years.  Now the tray doesn't dispense cubes.  ON and OFF switch cycled.  No joy

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Make sure your metal arm moves up and down on the dispenser bucket properly, and also that solenoid white piece where that metal bar goes into when you slide the bucket back in place.

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Good Afternoon Friend,

I understand that the ice maker in your Frigidaire refrigerator, model# FRS3R5EMB, does not release the ice cubes from the dispenser. I suggest resetting your appliance, by either unplugging it or shutting the power off at your home's circuit breaker, for 3-5 minutes. Sometimes there can be a miscommunication between the different boards inside your appliance. Restore power and try to dispense ice. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.

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hi.
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chek these sites
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/23620-ice-maker-only-makes-crushed-ice-no-cubes.html

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