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Ice Dispenser motor/Dispenser light

I have replaced the front panel switches, i.e. the control on the front of door, which are only snap switches.  When I meter the neutral wire on the light I get 120v on both the hot and neutral side and the light does not work.  Also I get 120v on the neutral side of the dispenser motor.  If I disconnect the dispenser housing heater the 120v disappears but the light still does not work.  This heater is ohmed out at 6.5k ohms.  The water dispenser works.  It is not the micro switches. 

If I test the motor buy taking it out and hooking a 120v across the blue wire and white the motor still does not work, I believe the other wires are for the DC conversion for crushed/cubed ice according the wiring schematic. 

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Re: Ice Dispenser motor/Dispenser light

I assume that the problem is that the ice dispenser is not working. If you have put 120v onto the auger motor and it won't go, then obviously the motor is faulty. Reconnect the motor to the wiring harness and put your tester on the white & blue wires. Push the door switch so the fridge thinks that the door is closed and push the ice dispensing lever. If you get 120V to the motor and it won't go, replace the auger motor.

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