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Plastic in ice

I have plastic in our crushed ice

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  • dlduk Nov 13, 2008

    my issues is the fridge is only two months old and i have had he auger changed and the fridge which is a week only and still finding plastic in the crushed ice wonder if manufactor defect.

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Umm thats not good. reomve the ive bucket fro mte hfreezer and empty ice, ill assume that the bucket/cam / auger assy is cracking and alllowing broken plasctic to enter .you can order a complete ice container w/alll moving part. manufactur elists part for about $120.

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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 14, 2008

    place another call to the manufacture. the auger motor wouldnt cause plastic, but the auger itself, passing the ice throughthe front of container/chopper blades

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