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Offline ht54

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Ice maker only dumps ice when I wiggle white fingers
« on: December 17, 2011, 09:24:09 PM »
Refrigerator KSRX25FNBT01

Does anyone know what is wrong with it?

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Re: Ice maker only dumps ice when I wiggle white fingers
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 12:10:31 AM »
Your copper contacts inside the main drive wheel are probably black. If you can remove it without breaking it and cleaning it then that might fix it. Probes rub against that copper and power up the heater or kill the heater after the fingers travel a short distance. The motor is not strong enough to move the ice till it melts. Wiggling it makes the heater contacts power up the ice mold heater. Might just need a new ice maker. Click pix to enlarge:
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 12:13:06 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: Ice maker only dumps ice when I wiggle white fingers
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 12:18:55 AM »
Already broke it, but the coating in the mold is coming off to so I just ordered a new one.

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/Appliance-Parts/whirlpool-complete-icemaker-assembly--8-cube--item-number-ap3182733.aspx

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Re: Ice maker only dumps ice when I wiggle white fingers
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 09:16:39 AM »
Tip: When you get the new one sometimes the harness is diff or not attached at all or the harnesses come with it don't match. If that is the case, you can use your old harness with the new ice maker.
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