The auger spins by hand, not electrically. The ice maker makes ice. The auger does not move the ice to the shoot. When the switch is in either cube or crushed, no ice is moved to the shoot. How do I get the front panel removed? I tried to pry it, but don't want to break the plastic. The manual says it is one piece. Any ideas? Thanx for the help.
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Does auger motor get power when paddle is depressed? Must hold in door switch to check. Front panel screws in at bottom; remove drip tray. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks
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Pull out the ice storage bin from the refrigerator. Empty the bin if it is full. Add some ice into the bin. Reinstall bin into refrigerator. Make sure the refrigerator door(s) are closed. The ice will not dispense if the door(s) are open. Press the ice dispenser with a glass underneath it to start dispensing ice. Listen for a whirring sound. If there is a sound, then the auger that moves the ice cubes is working. Check the ice shoot in the door to see if it is blocked with ice. If you don't here any whirring sound the motor that runs the auger is probably bad. Then you will have to replace the whole ice maker assembly.
remove tray, ice may be frozen around auger or gear that spins auger, dump all ice and start over making ice. also, wile tray is out hi dispense switch and see if grer spiindle rotates, if not ur motor has gone bad
Remove the ice bin and try to turn the U shaped metal part, located behind where the bin was, by hand. You should be able to turn it by hand with just a little effort. If it does not turn, you have a frozen ice auger motor. If you try to thaw it out, it will just refreeze. You need to replace the auger motor. If it does turn my hand, you probably have an issue with the auger, dispenser control board, or door switch.
The auger motor and coupling in the rear may be frozen and won't turn.
Remove the ice bin.
Place a screwdriver or similar device in the forks of the auger and twist counterclockwise till it moves. The replace the ice bin and try again.
It will be difficult to move.
If that does not work. Turn off the fridge and use a hair dryer to hrat the auger gear and motor till it frees up.
if you hear a click when the actuator is depressed the swt is ok remove ice bin and try rotating auger mtr by hand if you can't the auger motor is frozen, you can remove the whole auger asm and let it thaw out and dry out for a few days
Have same or similar problem. MY problem turns out to be that the Auger turns fine, but there is a little metal blade that attaches to the end of the auger and transfers the spin action into this auger "hopper" (for lack of a better term) which actually accepts the ice that has been moved from the back of the ice bucket by the metal auger and then dispenses the ice into the hopper which falls into the glass. the issue is one of crappy design. It turns out that this little blade has a rectangular opening in the middle that the rectangular end of the auger fits into. If this rectangle opening gets stripped (as mine has done, and ALL are likely to do) then the auger spins, the ice is moved forward but none are picked up by the hopper, and none (or very few) fall into the glass. Everyone should check to see if this is the case. If so you may need to order a new blade, or a new auger, or a new refrigerator.
Scorpio, remove the ice bin itself, dump the ice and see if you can move the bin auger by hand by turning the actuator in the rear. If the bin is ok, with the door open and the door switch held in see if the auger motor is turning when pressing the ice lever. If it's not turning the next logical step is to see whether the auger motor is getting voltage when calling for ice. Make sure the door switch is closed. The part number for the auger motor on the posted model is wr60x0202. Hope this gets you going..Catriver.