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There are white plastic pieces in my crushed ice. How to stop this?

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Pieces of white plastic in my crushed ice


check the ice maker,the base rots out where the water forms into ice cubes or check the tray and the auger to see if a part of it broke off and is grinding up with the ice cubes

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Ice cube dispenser will only deliver crushed ice


Remove the ice bin, and in the back of the freezer you'll see a square opening with a white plastic piece inside. When you dispense cubed ice this piece lifts up, lifting the long metal rod that runs along the bottom of the ice bin. When that rod lifts it opens the ice flap at the front of bin, allowing cubes to be dispensed. If the flap is not open, the cubes will be ground against the cutters and you will get crushed ice.

Here's what you can do to make it so that you always get cubed ice. Take a wine cork and stand it on end. Using a good knife, I positioned the blade about 1/3 of the diameter from the edge and cut all the way through the length of the cork. Then remove the ice tray.

Now put your finger in the sqaure opening and lift up the white pastic piece. Slide the modified cork under the flap so that it is jammed into the raised position. (This is the position it should be in when you are asking for cubed ice.) Now slide the ice tray back in while using your left hand to push the plastic ice flap at the front of the tray to the left side (again, the position it should be in for delivering cubed ice). Peer under the tray while you're slowly sliding it back in so that you can see if the metal rod connected to that ice flap successfully slides into the square opening at the back. If it can't slide in above the cork-raised plastic piece, you may need to pull the cork back out and trim a little more off it.

This worked for me... I can't get crushed ice anymore, but I've only needed crushed ice once in the 16 months I've lived here so that's not an issue for me.

Apr 02, 2010 | GE GSS20IEP Side by Side Refrigerator

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Ice cube are not dipensed only crushed ice


Remove the ice bin, and in the back of the freezer you'll see a square opening with a white plastic piece inside. When you dispense cubed ice this piece lifts up, lifting the long metal rod that runs along the bottom of the ice bin. When that rod lifts it opens the ice flap at the front of bin, allowing cubes to be dispensed. If the flap is not open, the cubes will be ground against the cutters and you will get crushed ice.
I had the same problem you do - the solenoid that lifts that white plastic piece is dead. But I also rent the place where I live, and it comes with the fridge. It's not likely the landlord will want to deal with this issue since I can still get ice, not considered a necessity, etc. So here's what I did to make it so that I always get cubed ice.

Take a wine cork and stand it on end. Using a good knife, I positioned the blade about 1/3 of the diameter from the edge and cut all the way through the length of the cork. Then remove the ice tray.

Now put your finger in the sqaure opening and lift up the white pastic piece. Slide the modified cork under the flap so that it is jammed into the raised position. (This is the position it should be in when you are asking for cubed ice.) Now slide the ice tray back in while using your left hand to push the plastic ice flap at the front of the tray to the left side (again, the position it should be in for delivering cubed ice). Peer under the tray while you're slowly sliding it back in so that you can see if the metal rod connected to that ice flap successfully slides into the square opening at the back. If it can't slide in above the cork-raised plastic piece, you may need to pull the cork back out and trim a little more off it.

This worked for me... I can't get crushed ice anymore, but I've only needed crushed ice once in the 16 months I've lived here so that's not an issue for me.

Apr 02, 2010 | GE GSS20IEP Side by Side Refrigerator

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When dispensing ice, it only gives crushed ice and not cubed even when you are on the cubed ice setting.


most likely the solinoid to change from crush to cubed is bad or frozen. if you pull the ice bucket the metal arm on the back of bucket goes into plastic piece back by auger motor. that is where solinoid is. put finger in plastic piece see if you can move it up and down..

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I only get crushed ice even when the button is on


Pull the ice bin out and you'll see a rectangular hole with a plastic piece that has a rectangular hole in it. This piece will correspond to a steel rod that runs along the bottom of the ice bin. This steel rod actuates the crush/cube option in the dispenser. Sometimes icing can cause the plastic piece to get stuck. Try "jiggling" the plastic piece up and down until it frees and operates easily. Then replace your ice bin and try operating the controls on the dispenser again.

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Ice dispenser delivers only crushed ice.


Make sure the dispensor door flap is closing completely .
Remove the ice bin , close the door , set the display for cubed and press the dispensor pad . Do you hear a " clunk " sound ? If not , open the door and press on the light switch , and activate the pad again . On the back wall , next to the " forks " , is a square hole with a white plastic square . Does this plastic square raise up ? If not , remove the top freezer door hinge cover and disconnect the plug there ( this removes power to the dispensor ) , you will have to remove the 4 screws holding this panel , and determine if the solenoid is bad , wire came off , or plastic piece is broken . If the plastic piece does lift , then the problem is in the ice bin . Lift the long rod , and see if the flap moves , where the ice comes out . If not , you will have to determine why .

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Ice maker crushes ice even in the cube mode


Remove the ice bin . Press the door switch in , and press the dispensor actuator pad . In the back , on the panel with the prongs , there is a square box cut-out , which houses a white square plastic piece . If this piece doesn't lift when set on cubes , then the solenoid is bad or a wire has come off of the solenoid . To access this solenoid , remove the 3 or 4 screws holding the panel on . Also try lifting this plastic piece with your finger , to see if it is frozen . Also a sign that the cube solenoid needs to be replaced .

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Button set on cube - only sends out crushed ice


No , the panel is probably ok .
1 ) remove the ice bin
2 ) in the back of the freezer , you'll see a square hole , with a white rectangle piece inside , which you should be able to lift upward , with your finger . If this piece doesn't lift , then it may be corroded with rust , or be bad . When you call for cubes , this piece lifts up and in the process , lifts the long rod , attached to the ice bin . When the rod lifts , it opens the bin flap , allowing cubes to be dispensed . If it does not lift , the cubes will be ground against the cutters , therefore , dispensing crushed ice .
3 ) to access this solenoid which lifts the cube actuator , remove the 3 or 4 screws on the sides of the PANEL , and with the panel removed , you will have access to the solenoid and actuator .
4 ) you can check the solenoid for continuity , voltage ( when arm pressed for cubes) , or possibly a loose wire .

Jul 28, 2009 | GE GSS20IEPWW / GSS20IEPCC Side by Side...

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I can only get crushed ice, no cubes


This solution will work if you want to avoid replacing the solenoid and are willing to settle for alawys having cubed ice.

Remove the ice bin, and in the back of the freezer you'll see a square opening with a white plastic piece inside. When you dispense cubed ice this piece lifts up, lifting the long metal rod that runs along the bottom of the ice bin. When that rod lifts it opens the ice flap at the front of bin, allowing cubes to be dispensed. If the flap is not open, the cubes will be ground against the cutters and you will get crushed ice.

Here's what you can do to make it so that you always get cubed ice. Take a wine cork and stand it on end. Using a good knife, I positioned the blade about 1/3 of the diameter from the edge and cut all the way through the length of the cork. Then remove the ice tray.

Now put your finger in the sqaure opening and lift up the white pastic piece. Slide the modified cork under the flap so that it is jammed into the raised position. (This is the position it should be in when you are asking for cubed ice.) Now slide the ice tray back in while using your left hand to push the plastic ice flap at the front of the tray to the left side (again, the position it should be in for delivering cubed ice). Peer under the tray while you're slowly sliding it back in so that you can see if the metal rod connected to that ice flap successfully slides into the square opening at the back. If it can't slide in above the cork-raised plastic piece, you may need to pull the cork back out and trim a little more off it.

This worked for me... I can't get crushed ice anymore, but I've only needed crushed ice once in the 16 months I've lived here so that's not an issue for me.

Jul 06, 2009 | GE GSS20IEPWW / GSS20IEPCC Side by Side...

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Crushed ice only


pull out your ice bin.  in the back of the bin you will see a rod protruding from one side.  That rod goes into an opening in the rear of the freezer. the plastic piece in that opening raises and lowers the arm on the ice bin giving you crushed or cubed ice.  check to see if that plastic piece is froze up or if your rod got stuck on top of it.

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