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ICE Maker on Amana top freezer, not kicking cubes. voltage on pump at fridge base pushes water into tray. There is voltage to head on terminal L and H. Also, depending on where gear is, voltage appears at M. There is frozen water in tray, but gear and fingers seam to not rotate. ModelTX18R2W, bought in /93.

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The icemaker motor is probably bad. it might be best to replace the icemaker instead of trying to fix it; considering its age.

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