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Re: Ice despensor is switch is not working but it is...
EDIT: Go to the end of my reply and try the last suggestion first please? Sorry, I got ahead of myself.
You should cut off the water supply to the fridge and empty the ice receptacle then you can start removing the ice/water dispenser cavity while looking for the switch that the ice dispenser actuates to get the motor turning. I would start there and use a multimeter (VOM) to test the switch, if it checks okay I would then look at the motor that drives the auger (screw looking thing that moves the ice to the dispenser tube). Though, if you hear the motor running when you hit the switch? The ice could have just fused around the auger and gently as possible, breaking it up may be the fix the problem and you'll be good as new. Put your ear against the freezer door while pressing the ice dispenser switch to listen for the motor as it may be very quiet through all of the insulation without the noise of the ice that usually is getting pushed through? PS: I would try my last suggestion before emptying the bin and checking the switch and motor as if you hear the motor running this will tell you that the switch and motor are functioning.
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if by this your saying that the ice dispenser auger has a problem ?
a few things to look at on a ice dispenser
1st remove ice bucket with auger completely out of fridge
look at back of fridge is there a build up of ice there ? if so you may have a leaking water valve for ice maker
carefully inspect the back of ice bucket to see that drive catch is not broken or missing parts
2nd verify that the door to side that contains the dispenser is all the way shut , sometimes ice build up keeps door from closing all the way to allow door switch to say ( door closed safe to dispense ice) this switch is not allways at top or bottom of door but maybe in the middle too
and last but not least , make sure all switches and childlock outs are set correct to working positions and that glass sensors detect the glass in its place
remove the dispenser bucket where the ice drops into inside the freezer and get a Tupper ware bowl,remove the bucket and dump this ice into the bowl,then rinse with the dispenser bucket with warm tap water to melt any ice on each end of this ice maker,then wipe dry and replace into freezer where you removed it to get cold again and leave empty till the next harvest of ice,this can be normal on some units after so many weeks,as it will not let the blades retract so as just to dispense only cubes,once bucket is cleaned of ice jams the solenoid and blades will again retract for cubes only
remove the ice cube tray assy, remove all the ice, save the cubes, wash the assy with warm water dry the assy, be sure the lever in the rear of this ice cube assy is moving and spring loaded, move the lever and it should snap back and return if so you know the unit is ok(the cube assy), now with the assy still out of the freezer close the freezer door and select crushed ice and push the pad where the glass normally hit to activate the ice cubes,if the operates and you here a thump and snap and hum most likely your ok,if not you could have a defective auger motor assy,but if you here all the sounds as decribed oped the freezer door and select cubed ice push actuator on despensor door with the freezer door closed, reopen and install the ice cube assy tray bucket assy,push it in firmley, and try it with some ice in the bucket you should be fine,if not replace auger motor assy..
Pull the grill cover off near the floor and look to see if any of the wires have been cut. I found that the grill cover wore on the wires controlling the door functions. First the crushed ice function went, then the water dispenser went. I had splice the wires back together and am leaving the grill cover off. No problems since.
you may have a promblem with your despensor acuator being stuck remove your ice bucket and look in the back of the fridge where the steel rod goes in its like a square hole if you see a plastic bar about half way across it see if you can pull it down while the bucket is out and with the door open hold down the switch the one that dont turn off the light an push the dispessor switch while watching that hole go from crushed to cube and let me know what you see