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Crushed ice only

My ice maker is buzzing and it only makes crushed ice...no cubes.  Crushed ice comes out of the cube spot.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    only some ice comes out whole most comes out like it was crushed

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    The ice maker is crushing ice when selecting cube ice

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Setting is on cube but only get crushed

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    Iced maker will not give cubes, only crushed ice.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    no matter if the selector is on crushed or cubed, only crushed ice comes out

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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

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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

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