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Ice dispenser all of a sudden it only dispenses crushed ice

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  • ronaldp Oct 17, 2007

    Thanks for the prompt reply.



     



    Here's what I have determined is the problem. The gizmo that turns the auger one way for cubes, and the other way for crushed ice, is only turning in the crushed mode.



    Are there fuses in there?



     



    Thanks for your help.

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Voila!

 

As I prepared to remove the back plate, behind the ice bucket,I put my finger into that square hole that the steel rod goes into.

The plastic sleeve fell down(it must have been stuck in the up position somehow) I replaced the ice bucket and out comes the ice cubes.

 

Thanks for the expert advice. not to mention the saving of a $60. service call.

Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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On the bottom of the ice bucket it has a metal rod that fits into a square hole in the back of the freezer.  Behind that square hole is a solenoid that actuates the rod on the bucket.  Take the bucket out, shut the door and press for ice.  If you hear a loud clunk noise then that is the solenoid moving up and down.  If you don't hear that noise then replace the solenoid.  Sometimes when the bucket gets taken out and put back in the rod is underneath that solenoid and doesn't let it actuate the rod.  If you find the solenoid is working make sure the solenoid is in the down position then put the bucket back in.  Let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

  • Craig Shelton
    Craig Shelton Oct 17, 2007

    The auger will only go in one direction.  That solenoid acutates the rod on the ice bucket which will engage the blades for crushed ice or disengage for cubes.

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