Question about Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Crushed ice only

My ice maker is buzzing and it only makes crushed cubes.  Crushed ice comes out of the cube spot.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 473 Answers
Re: crushed ice only

Behind the ice bucket is a metal housing that holds the auger motor and solenoid.  The solenoid is bad.  When you go for cubed ice that solenoid should pull up the metal rod on the ice bucket so full cubes will come out.  First check to make sure the metal rod on the ice bucket isn't somehow caught under the solenoid and not letting if move up and down.  You can take out the ice bucket and press for cubed ice.  You should hear a loud clunk noise.  If not then you know the solenoid is not working.

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

Re: crushed ice only

I took out the ice maker and where the rod goes in the selnoid was in the up position. I pulled it now like you recommended and we started getting cubed ice instead of crushed ice. Thank you for your advice.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Mu Kenmore refrigerator's ice maker is dispensing crushed iced even in the cube mode

Take out the ice bucket and check the metal arm and make sure it moves freely. Ice may have gotten stuck.

Jul 20, 2016 | Kenmore Refrigerators

1 Answer

Cubed Ice selected, crushed ice comes out

ice maker works. water thru the door works. lock works. light works, alarm works.
when i try to get crushed, ice cubes or quick ice.
nothing happens

Aug 23, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Ice Maker GSI-26 dispenses crushed ice and will not dispense cube

You have a solenoid switch which switches the dispenser back and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working or the parts connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to observe to see if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the solenoid

Aug 17, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Ice maker not dispensing ice

If the dispensor light switches to cubed or crushed , the panel is good . Remove the ice bin , and hold the light switch in . Press the arm for CRUSHED ice , and if you hear a buzzing or hum , then the auger motor is frozen . Use a hair dryer directly on the " forks " for a while , ocasionally holding switch and activating arm , until the forks move . Lower the freezer temp slightly and reinstall the ice bin .

Aug 11, 2009 | GE Profile Arctica 25.4 Cubic Feet...

1 Answer

Just got Neff ice cube, crushed ice maker and ice

Will probably find the freezer fan has failed.Push in the door switch on left hand front of freezer with the door open & you should here fan running,if not new fan required.

Jul 01, 2009 | Neff K3965XO Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Ice maker only makes crushed ice, no cubes I have the same problem... The same switch works fine for the crushed ice and water setting but will not dispense cubed ice. It only gives crushed.

I slid out the tray, found the lever in the back where the rod went in, pulled it down, reinserted the ice tray, and IT WORKED! At first I thought I broke the lever, because I had to hold it down with a knife while I was inserting the tray, but it just must have been stuck.
chek these sites

There is an opening next to the auger that dispenses the ice. In there there is a lever that must move up and down. It actually seats the metal rod on the bottom of the ice maker and controls cube or crushed. Make sure the lever is down (cube position) when you return the basket to the freezer. I had to hold it down while I slid the rod into the opening. Cubes again.
if satisfied plz rate this answer
all the best

May 27, 2009 | GE GSS20IEPWW / GSS20IEPCC Side by Side...

1 Answer

Ice maker only dispenses crushed ice, won't dispense cubed ice anymore.

I have a GE TFX25ppbaaa refrigerator. The ice maker corkscrew motor would run and provide crushed ice only. The corkscrew motor would not run when the switch was moved to the cubed ice ( half moon) setting.

I replaced the large Light/ water/ crushed ice/cubed ice switch , ( product service number GEH WR55X129 ) ( part number GE 162D6372 PO17 )and it fixed the problem. Cost was about $43.00.

Apr 17, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

My Samsung RS267LBBP has stopped making cubed ice. It only crushe

try emptying your ice tray out cleaning it real good then try it if doesnt work still may need board or auger motor

Mar 18, 2009 | Samsung RS267LBBP 26.1 Cu. Ft. Side by...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

1,701 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4625 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides