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Frigidaire gallery FRS26ZSH ice maker won't dispense from the chute

Frigidaire Gallery fridge FRS26ZSH ice maker won't dispense from the chute. Make ice fine just chute door will not open when you choose the ice/crushed ice buttons. Chute will open if I push on it when door is open.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Likely that the water supply tube to the icemaker is frozen. It will be a white rubber tube on the right side of the icemaker. Warm it with a hair dryer, remove it from its aluminum tubing, and make sure there is no ice all the way back to where the supply tube comes from the water valve. After thawing, your icemaker should start working again.

Now..... why did it freeze? Most likely, there is a restricted airflow to the back of the unit, which is need to keep that aluminum supply tube just warm enough to assure all the water flow OUT of it into the icemaker, and doesn't freeze up on contact. Make sure your coils and the airspace under the fridge are completely clean (vacuuum them well) and it should cure the problem.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Gallery Series Side by Side doesn't crush ice

hi there,

could be that the ice maker arm is getting stuck or may have some frost on it. can you supply the complete model # please?

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: door ice dispensor will only dispense crushed ice

Pull out the ice drawer and close the door switch the crushed /cubed button put the ice drawer back in and switch the selector button again. You might have to repeat the process I had the problem this week and by jiggling everything around and running a good bit of ice thru it started working again. Good luck

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice not dispensing. Chute opens but motor does

First try removing all the ice, then try operating. You could have a block of ice that is so solid it is not alowing to turn.

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice maker only producing crushed ice, only I have

We had this problem and have visited several friends houses in our neighborhood who all have appliances of approximately the same age, 6 to 7 years old and found this to be quite common.

The solution to this specific problem was rather simple, and has proven effective on several different brands, to the relief of many befuddled husbands and frustrated wives and now happier children.

Though the mechanism is in a slightly different location on some models.


I removed the ice hopper and looked in the back of the freezer and found the steel drive prongs that power the feed screw inside the ice hopper.

An inch down and a few inches to the right of it I found the mechanism that actuated the arm to open the chute for cubes or keep it closed for crushed ice. (on the Frigidaire Gallery Series)

I held the interior light switch closed and had someone push the ice lever on the outside and observed the drive prongs turn, but the mechanism that actuated the arm to open the chute did not move.

Stuck my finger in there and pushed it upwards manually and after a brief moment of resistance it moved freely.

Re-tested the operation of the mechanism that actuated the arm to open the chute, and it now opened when the ice lever was depressed and set to cube, and stayed closed when it was set to crush.

With the money we saved on the service call, I took the family out for chinese food.

Posted on May 14, 2010

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