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Re: ice dispencer door will not open on genral electric...
Newer GE fridge's have a front serviceableice dispenser. Remove the upper front escutcheon ( the part with the writing - it will "pop"off towards you ). The rubber cup pad has to be removed, it also will just come off when you pullit towards you. There are 4 screws to remove to allow you to remove the upper part ofthe dispenser ,this will give you access to the working parts. See parts break downbelow....
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Based off what you have described you are having trouble with your ice dispenser not dispensing inside of your Frigidaire refrigerator and you would like to know the proper temperature setting. You may want to open the door of your freezer and check your chute to assure that there are no ice chunks or frost causing issues with your ice dispensing. When you push on the paddle do you hear a noise? If you do not hear a noise your auger could be bas inside of your icemaker. If you hear a noise and no pushing it could be a possible problem with the motor. It is recommended to have your freezer on a zero degrees for a factory setting. I hope this information is helpful. If you need any further assistance please feel free to reconnect. -Matt
There is a mechanical flap (trap door) that should open to allow ice that is being pushed by the auger in the bottom of the bin to fall out. Possibly the solenoid that opens the door does not work, or you just have an obstruction (piece of ice) preventing the door from opening far enough to allow the ice to pass through. Here is some helpful information and instructions.
1. Disconnect the unit from the electrical supply and wait for 3 to 4 hrs to get ice melted. 2. Pull out and unclip the drip tray on the ice and water dispenser compartment. 3. Remove the screws from the ice and water
dispenser compartment front panel and
turn it over. The selector switch pack and
dispenser switches are now accessible for
In some cases, living in an area with extreme humidity, the ice dispenser door can stick open ( a small flap in the chute that delivers ice into the glass). This can cause a problem. The grinder in the dispenser sounds like it is frozen. Try using a HEAT GUN (hair dryer) on a low setting to defrost the dispenser DO NOT TRY TO MELT THE PLASTIC! Or a quicker solution, Unplug the refrigerator and pour water thru the dispenser CAN BE A MESS try to catch in a bucket or pan. Remove the dispenser from the door clean and dry as necessary and reinstall.
Try using cube ice to see if this helps. The occasional cup of cubes will dislodge stuck ground ice in the dispenser.
ABOVE ALL BE CAREFULL THE GRINDER CAN CUT YOUR FINGERS OFF. ELECTRIC SHOCK IS A DANGER AS WELL.
Try to take some ice from the dispenser. Remove the glass and open the freezer door to look down inside the dispenser chute and see if the trap door has re-closed. If it remains open warm, humid air will enter the ice bucket and gradually freeze the cubes together. Trap door remaining open is generally caused by a rusted electrical coil which pulls the door open electrically then sticks, unable to re-close. Coil is located behind the panel that operates the dispenser. Relatively easily accessible.
At least yours is making ice. Mine wount even make ice. While toubleshooting my prob, I notice a metal rod on the bottom of the ice tray. This rod opens and shuts a plastic "trap door" in the tray. The position of that door determines whether the ice is crushed or whole. If the trap door is open the ice falls through the dispenser freely. If the door this closed the ice is force thorugh metal teeth where it is crushed then dispensed. Open the freezer door and take the ice tray out. You should see a hole at the back of the freezer that the metal rod goes through. In that hole there is a plastic square that moves up and down. If the set your dispenser to crushed ice, leave the door open, push in the door switch at the bottom, and press the dispenser. The plastic square does nothing while the motor is turning. That allows the door to stay closed and forces the ice through the metal teeth. If you set the dispenser to whole ice and do the same thing the plastic square is suppose to lift up forcing the door open and letting the whole ice drop freely. The plastic square probably does nothing even if you set it to whole ice. That mean the trap door never opens focing the ice to always get crushed.
Unfortunately, I have no solution because mine works and I had no need to investigate further. I hopes this helps you figure out the problem though
this is not a fun task but can be done first you have to remove the door then remove the ice dispenser from the door cover/levers etc... just a couple of screws. the on the bottom of the door in the tubing. Tape (electrical tape is best) a piece of wire clothes hanger inside the old tube and inside the new one then fish it thru the door this may take a few times and may require some one to help you but if the hole is over 2 inces from the door and you can cut it out they make a quick coupler to repair the tubing with just a knife and your fingers.try that and let me know how it goes bill
Okay. My appliance is around four years old. The first time the water quit working was about a year ago (ice cubes / dispenser was fine). I just let it go and didn't worry about it. One day months later, I found it functional again. That lasted about a month or two, then it recently quit again. Tonight, I located the water supply line coupling under the unit on the left side under the freezer door, about five inches from the hinge. I separated the coupling (push lock type) and pressed the water dispenser lever. After a few seconds, the water flowed out just fine. I re-attached the coupling, turned the freezer coldness selector to 0 (off) opened the freezer door and fetched my wife's blow dryer. I ran the dryer along the inside of the freezer door near the black door seal frrom the hinge up to the water/ice dispencer compartment. I also ran it all along the back of the dispenseer compartment to the handle side of the door as I am unsure of where the water line runs. After about ten minutes of this, I attempted to dispense water with no luck. I continued with the blow dryer until the plastic and even the door seal were very warm to the touch. I closed the door and attempted to dispense water once again, and this time it worked. I turned the coldness selector back on. This time I set the freezer to 3 and the fridge to 7. I ran several cups of water through the dispenser since it's been sitting in the line for a while before drinking any. As for the "reservoir," I don't where or if one exists, but heating up the inside of the door from hinge to dispenser worked perfectly. Hope this helps someone!