Question about Hotpoint Refrigerators
On your ice bucket there is probably a bent thin metal bar that extends to the back of your refrigerator. if you remove the bin you will see a white plastic square hanging just behind the metal rear panel. Hold your light switch(s) closed while looking at the plastic square ahnger then give your refrigerator a "reach around" and cycle the ice dispenser in both the crushed and the cube settings. in one of the settings the square should move. if it does not.... try putting a blow dryer in front of the small square opening for about 10 minutes on high heat and repeat the process. if it still dosent move order a auger solenoid. 888-995-9956 is our number for parts (mod/ser. numbers required.) the blow dryer will probably solve the problem.
Posted on May 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 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
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.
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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. http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/showthread.php?t=783
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Posted on May 27, 2009
SOURCE: ice maker only makes crushed ice
on the bottom of the bin there is a metal rod, this goes into the back wall where the solenoid is. find the square hole it goes into, pull down the white plastic piece with your index finger. you should here a clunk. now put the bin back and check to see if ok. if not you may need to replace the solenoid assy.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
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