Ice maker creaking.

I have a year and a half old Maytag side by side refrig with the ice and water in the door.
All of a sudden yesterday the ice maker in the freezer started creaking while it is making ice. I can put my hand on it while it creaks and feel a vibration.
Any body point me to where I might start looking for the problem?
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Probably in the ice maker. Generally, they aren't field servicable except to remove and replace.
Does it make good ice? Might just be a side effect of the operation.
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Still making ice fine but just got noisy yesterday and noise is constant. Defianatly something wrong
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If the noise is constant, it isn't coming from the icemaker. The icemaker motor only runs when it's harvesting the cubes. Are you sure it isn't the freezer fan motor?
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Intergate wrote:

Hi,
Check your warranty in the use&care manual, many of these have a 2 year parts only warranty.

Bad motor inside the icemaker, chemical build up on the mold parts making the cubes hard to eject, broken/breaking arm inside the icemaker head....probably new icemaker time.
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I would take the ice collection tray out if you have one and just look around for any obstructions first. Maybe something from the freezer flew into the cube tray or where they rotate out of the maker. ares

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this is Turtle.
Jeff here posted about it and I think he is hitting it on the head as to the problem.
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If you notice that your ice making had decreased in the same period that the noise started you might check to see if some ice is stuck and causing the plastic arms to stick. That happened to mine a few times, water spills over and ice forms and when the prongs that pop the ice cubes out got to rotate they can't because the ice has them stuck, this can make it creek...
If you are making ice as much as you always has it may be something else.... but it's worth checking it out.

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This is Turtle.
The Creeking noise that you speak about is the plastic gears slipping when waiting for the mold heater element to make the ice cubes turn loose and also make the creeking noise when the fingers are hung up in anyway, too. If the gears are real good and not worm any at all. the gears will not slip and make the creeking noise. Now when they start creeking while normal operation the gears are getting worm down and will in the future bite the dirt when they break a tooth or two.
The O.P. did say it was still making ice so being stuck long term was not the case. Now it could have spell where it would start and then stop hanging up with ice holding the teeth.
I really don't know because I can't see it from here and he has that Ford Station Wagon parked in the way.
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