I have a Kenmore ice maker exactly as shown in the service sheet below.
Once the ice bucket fills and raises the shutoff arm, it stops making ice. So far, so good. However, as ice is removed from the bucket, and the shutoff arm lowers, it will make ice in the mold, but will not eject it. The motor turns the ejector, but cannot eject the ice. I surmise this is because the mold heater is not heating when it should after the raised shutoff arm once again lowers . The mold heater meets the resistance spec in the sheet below. Please read on. There's more.
However, following a procedure on another service and wiring sheet that came with the refrigerator which says:
1. Power off to refrigerator for at least 30 seconds
2. Thermostat off
3. Power on to refrigerator
results in the ice maker returning to normal function, eventually filling the ice bucket, and again raising the shutoff arm.
Then the same problem starts again when the ice in the bucket is removed, and the shutoff arm lowers - ice in the mold, but the ejector can't eject it until I once again do the 3-step above.
While this keeps me in ice, having to do the 3-step after every time the shutoff arm raises and re-lowers itself is pretty annoying.
More possibly helpful info for a diagnosis:
There is no indication that the ejector shaft gear is jumping teeth when trying to eject the ice. What it does is strain to eject the ice, fails, reverses itself for a number seconds, and then tries again - only to fail again.
Any ideas on a fix?
Module style icemaker...