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Kenmore side by side 253.54662400 makes hollow ice cubes - do not dump

4-5 years old - the on/off icemaker button has never worked - have to hold it down for unit to kick on. Don't think this is the real problem though since it would always fill the ice container until recently. Cubes are now hollow and half melted and then freeze to the ice ejector - no dropping into the ice container. Wondering if I need to purchase the complete unit?

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  • h323carney Jun 29, 2008

    Would the 'internal drive' motor be the Motor-ice maker, part number 5304436619?

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Yes i would replace the icemaker. it sounds like the heater and ejectors have lost their sync. could be caused by the internal drive motor.

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