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How to Unjam the Ice Maker

Is the Ice Maker Jammed?

Make sure that ice is not jammed in the ejector arm of the ice maker. Remove jammed ice from the ejector arm using only a plastic utensil so the ice maker is not damaged.

Why did it Jam?

The ice may jam due to not purging air from the water line. The thermostat senses a lower temperature and starts an ice harvest.
Because the ice may not be completely frozen yet, when the harvest fingers try to harvest the ice cubes, the fingers bring up icy water that attaches to the stripper. This icy water can then freeze on the stripper during the next cycle causing an ice bridge. This ice bridge will cause the harvest fingers to jam. (Ice Maker will vary by model)