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SOURCE: icemaker only dispenses crushed ice, not cubes

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. Viola! Cubes again. http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/showthread.php?t=783
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Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice Maker Issues-only crushed ice works, cubed comes out crushed

There is a solinoid in the freezer section by the motor that turns the ice auger. Test it by selecting cubes and with the ice bucket out, open the door, hold the door switch so the lights turn out and push the dispenser button. It should make a loud snap and travel upward. If not then I would say you have a bad solinoid. If it does, then I would look at the bucket. the metal rod that runs along the side of the bucket opens a flap in the bucket that is supposed to let the full cubes drop. look for anything that might cause it to be hanging up.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Dispenses crushed ice and will not dispense ice cubes

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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FRIGIDAIRE SIDE BY SIDE ... WON'T CRUSH ICE...

... makes ice and dispenses H20 just fine.

Found this solution elsewhere on line, just adjusting the white plastic "thingy" a la #2 mentioned below solved my problem, yippee!

SOLUTION:
"The most common reason for this problem is frost forming on the shaft of a solenoid that shifts the ice bucket discharge from cubed to crush.
1.Take the ice bucket out, and look at the back wall of the frig. You should see a small hole that lines up with a metal arm that was sticking out the back of the ice bucket. In the hole you can see the end of the mechanism that moves the ice bucket arm.
2. With your finger you should be able to move it up and down about half an inch or so. If you can't, you have found your problem. Sometimes you can just free them up by working it up and down a few times.
3. If that fails you will need to remove the whole panel to get access. Thaw it out, dry it out, then put a little lithium grease(very thin coating) on the shaft, and put it back together.

Sometimes the (solenoid)coil is bad, or the inside of the coil has distorted it's shape inside so the shaft won't move. Then you need a part.

good luck, let us know what you found

Posted on May 16, 2010

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SOURCE: icemaker crushed ice only, no cubes

I had the same problem of only crushed ice. The solution is very simple. Pull out the ice drawer and in the back on the fridge you will see a small square hole. This is the hole that the long rod that runs along the bottom corner of the ice drawer sticks into. The rod controls if the ice is crushed or not. If not crushed the rod twists and opens the door by the grinder so it does not grind. This rod is not opening the door. Put your finger into the hole in the back of the fridge and push down on the white plastic crossbar. Mine was stuck or frozen in the up position. When it snapped down and was free to move up and down I put the drawer back and it works perfectly. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

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