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Ice crusher not crushing

Frigidaire FRS6LR5EMS side by has ice coming out both the cubed and crushed buttons, but only comes out cubed, not any crushing happening.

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Almost everytime I encounter this its the actuator on the solenoid sticking. Check this out, Pull the ice bucket out and you will see a rod on the lower back. This is what flips up and down to engage the crushing mechanism. Where this rod connects in the freezer is where this solenoid is. Try this, Open the freezer and with the ice bucket out hit the ice button, both for crushed and cubed ice while watching the solenoid. You should see it engage and move up and down along with an unmistakable thud. Some times all thats needed is to loosen the 2 mounting screws and realign the plunger. The normal resting place for the plunger is in the down position. I've also seen the plastic break on the plunger.
Theres also the possibility ice is jambed up, I've seen the bucket put in improperly, the solenoid itself could be bad, Or the control board tho unlikely. 95% of the time its a stuck solenoid. Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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