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Ice maker only operates on crushed ice mode

Wheater the selector switch is on on "crushed" or "cubed ice", it only produces crushed ice. I moved the selector switch back and forth on both settings got some smoke from the Control Module. Obviously, there is a short in the Control Modular.

What is the fix?

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There should be a solenoid behind the ice bucket that moves an metal arm on the ice bucket to move the crush teeth away for cubes or keeps the crush teeth in place for crushed cubes. Bad solenoid, bad wire at the solenoid, broken solenoid/mechanism piece, bent arm, no power from dispenser to the solenoid are -some- possible trouble makers.

Also the solenoid that controls the crush/cube function is probably frozen. First, pull out your ice bucket. On the bottom of the bucket is a long metal rod the runs all the way to the back wall of the freezer. That rod runs into a little square hole in the back of the freezer. The hole is about 1 and half inches square. Just put your finger in there and see if the solenoid plunger moves up and down easily. If it doesn't move, then it is frozen. Just hit that area with a hair dryer and it will release. If it moves easily, then make sure that the the rod on the ice bucket is seated in there properly

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Feb 09, 2009

    A Fixya rating would be appreciated .



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