A lady's icemaker motor, WR29X10001
, shed a tooth. The tooth stayed in the opposite gear 'til I picked it out. It was jamming when it rolled around and tried to put a tooth into the filled slot.
I popped it out, and told her to see if it'd make ice. They got back to me, no ice.
I hoped, since it was on the drive gear, it'd keep rolling around, and get the thing going, but no go.
The question is: Does this just need a new motor (did the tooth just break?), or is there perhaps another reason, such as a broken heater that would cause the motor to break a tooth by trying to force out ice that is frozen in place?
I can 't think of another reason for the tooth to go. If you guys have an idea, it'd save me from going back to check the heater.