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Frigidaire frs26zsh ice dispenser problem

The icemaker makes ice, but will not dispense it. The spiral rod (auger?) turns, but the blade in front of the plastic housing looks as if it might be missing a clip that holds the blade tight against the housing. I have inserted a screw partway into blade beside rod, but it is not secure and it works there a clamp or clip...or something that is missing? Can I glue or solder the blade to the housing? Fridgidaire FRS26ZSH: My wormgear (auger) turns bringing the ice to the front of the ice maker, but ice does not dispense out to a glass on front. Ice just stacks up inside maker. Help!!!!

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  • miminew Nov 15, 2008

    The top part of the post is not mine. My problem is:

    Fridgidaire FRS26ZSH: My wormgear (auger) turns bringing the ice to the front of the ice maker, but ice does not dispense out to a glass on front. Ice just stacks up inside maker. Help!!!!

  • miminew Nov 15, 2008

    I have done that. I can hand turn the plastic round thing up next to the inside front of the basket and ice will fall, but it is not turn on its own. I cannot see that anything is broken.

  • miminew Nov 15, 2008

    There is no rust. And, the motor is running and perhaps I misinterpreted that for the auger turning. So if the auger is not turning, should I just go ahead and replace the ice maker?


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click on the "ice container" selection to the left on the link for a full diagram with all of the parts and you can match the exact part or parts that you are missing. Let me know if you have any specific questions with this and I will answer them as soon as I can

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    Benjamin Patri Nov 15, 2008

    Well with the new information, try removing all of the ice and cleaning out the dispenser, then put a few pieces back in and try using it and see if it will dispense any. If not, open it up and see if there is anything stuck or not moving that should be and then let me know what you find

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    Benjamin Patri Nov 15, 2008

    Is the auger motor running when you press the button? If so, then something is definitely broken, if not, then either the motor is done or there isn't any voltage at the motor which you will need to diagnose. If you have a voltmeter, then I assume you know what to do, otherwise just ask

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    Benjamin Patri Nov 15, 2008

    yes, you just need to replace the auger motor if its not working and still receiving voltage

    Part Number: AP3965455


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    Swilin Sampson Nov 15, 2008

    OK, in that case, it could be that the ice chute door is frozen or the chute door solenoid is rusty. Look for little rust stains or drip stains on the recess on the freezer door where you put your glass to get ice and water.

    It could also be that the micro switch controlling the dispenser is stuck in the 'closed' or on position. If you are familar with fridge repairs, read on, or else, best call the repairman..

    First get yourself an ohm meter or multimeter for testing purposes. Remove the hinge cap on the freezer door and disconnect the harness if you haven't already done that. Remove the drip tray from the dispenser area and you should see a couple of screws holding the frame on the freezer door. Carefully remove the frame from the door face because there is a ribbon connector attached to it. You can either disconnect the ribbon or have someone hold it out of the way for you. You should now have a fair view of the dispenser paddles. One controls the water and the other the ice dispenser. The micro switch for the ice dispenser has a brown and slate coloured wire connected to it. Remove at least one of these wires and test the switch with an ohm meter - you should have an open circuit when the paddle is not being pressed, if not then the switch is stuck. You could also visually inspect the switch to see if the button will push in and out. If the switch is ok than you could have a bad relay board, but I would check the switch out first.

    Hope this helps


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Glue to that part will be temprory fix not a permanent.
but replacing that broken part is necessary to make it perfect.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

  • fixyy Nov 15, 2008

    u can get the part at

    just click the refrigerator column in that link and select the proper model number the parts will be displayed with the appropriate cost.


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