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Occurs every week -- Ice maker does not make ice because the metal bar that indicates when the icebucket is full, freezes in the up-right position. I dissasemble the icemaker, thaw out the gears, and it works again for another week or so ... then the gears freeze again...

Ive tried so many anti-freeze lubricants but still the internal gears get frozen up with ice --- suggestions ??

Why is water getting into the gear box in the first place?


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Old 03-15-2013, 08:12 AM
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Occurs every week -- Ice maker does not make ice because the metal bar that indicates when the icebucket is full, freezes in the up-right position. I dissasemble the icemaker, thaw out the gears, and it works again for another week or so ... then the gears freeze again...

Ive tried so many anti-freeze lubricants but still the internal gears get frozen up with ice --- suggestions ??

Why is water getting into the gear box in the first place?
Is this frig made by LG by some chance? There is a problem with that on the LG frig made for Sears. Had the same problem and ended up replacing the entire ice maker, but there is still a minor water leak related to it somewhere. The fill tube for the ice maker is part of the problem, in my opinion.

You might also be experiencing a freezing problem in the frig in the crisper drawer.
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