Our Ice machine is making ice, however when we go to dispense the ice through the door, it is not coming through the flap (the ice dispenses into the slot, but does not come through the flap into the cup. I was told there is a "solenoid" in the door that controls the flap to allow the ice to come through. Does anyone know what that part # is for this model, and how to fix it? Or is this something that needs to be repaired by a professional?
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Re: Ice Dispenser - in door
Yes that repair is quite common and not too difficult you need a Maytag Fountain door Kit dont have the part# hear but can be researched available at all appliance part retailers........comes with the solonoid, new flapper door and outher redesigned pieces also an instrunction sheet
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Many Kenmore side-by-side refrigerators have an ice and water dispenser
installed on the outside of the freezer door. The ice dispenser has a
flap that opens to allow ice to be released, and closes after dispensing
to keep the cold air inside of the freezer. The dispenser flap is
opened and closed by a solenoid, that when energized pulls the plunger
attached to the flap, opening the door. If the flap stops opening and
closing, it is likely due to a faulty solenoid.
If your refrigerator has an ice dispenser, you are probably used to getting ice right away when a lever or button is pressed. However, if you depress the ice maker button and nothing dispenses, there is an issue with your refrigerator. There are a few different reasons why an ice dispenser would suddenly not work. It is important to troubleshoot your refrigerator first to determine the problem. Some problems can be fixed at home, while others must be repaired by a professional
1 Remove the ice bin from the freezer and press the button on the front of the refrigerator for cubed ice.
2 Open the freezer door and hold down the switch on the door, which "tricks" the freezer into thinking the door is closed, and push the lever or button to dispense ice. The motor behind the ice bin should turn. If it does not, this means the motor is frozen.
3 Remove the motor, following the directions in your refrigerator's manual. Heat and dry out the motor with a hairdryer until the motor turns again, then reinstall the motor according to the manufacturer's directions.
Ice Bin or Chute
1 Remove the ice bin to see if it is overloaded. Ice bins that are too full can cause new ice being produced to back up and cause blockage. If this is the case, dump out the ice and rinse out the ice bin with hot water until any blockage is melted.
2 Examine the separator that divides the ice storage bin from the ice dispenser for holes. If the separator has a hole or is cracked, it must be replaced.
3 Watch the flap on the ice dispenser as you hold down the door switch and simultaneously press the button to dispense ice. If the flap does not close all the way, check for ice blockage and gently remove it. If there is no blockage, the flap will need to be replaced.
Hello, we are sorry to hear that you are experiencing this problem. We would suggest checking the ice chute to make sure that there is no ice lodged in the way of the flap. If the issue persist we would suggest having a certified technician out to look at the Refrigerator. If you would like further assistance you can send your name, phone number, address, model/serial of the appliance and the date on which you purchased the Refrigerator to Whirlpool_Reviews@Whirlpool.com. Thank you.
Remove the ice bucket/container from inside the freezer compartment. Examine underneath at the front of the container to see if ice cubes are lodged between the metal blades. If cubes are caught in this area, they will prevent ice from dropping into the glass/cup.
You may have an issue with one or more of the following:
* dispenser actuator
* ice chute door assembly
* ice dispenser solenoid (if the solenoid is stuck in an open position, the ice chute door/flap would remain open allowing cold air to escape).
You will have to call Maytag at 1-800-688-9900...Motherboard is bad. You can pull out the little plate at the bottom of the water/ice dispenser, then unscrew the two screw. Pull on the bottom and the panel should come out. Unplug the white connector on the left. This will stop the flapping of the ice dispenser flap.
check your ice dispenser door flap,is it coming all the way down?there is a solinard that opens and closes it,it might be going bad,if you can get in to it it might just need alittle lube,what make?let me know what you find-mike
THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE WITH YOU ICE DISPENSER MOTOR.TRY TAKING THE ICE DRAW OUT.CLOSE THE DOOR AND PUSH THE ICE FLAP IN THE FRONT OF THE DOOR.IF YOU DONOT HEAR A LOAD NOISE THATS A INDICATION THAT THE MOTOR IS NOT WORKINK.LET ME NO IF YOU REQUIRE FUTHER ASSISTANCE.GOODLUCK.MOHAMED