Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

GE ICE DISPENSER DOES NOT WORK

I HEAR IT HUMMING, BUT THE 'FORK' ON THE BACK OF THE FREEZER THAT ENGAGES WITH THE AUGER IN THE TRY DOES NOT TURN THE AUGER.. AND THE AUGER TURNS WHEN I DO SO BY HAND. I TRIED CLEANING THE TRAY OF ICE, AND THAT'S NO PROBLEM.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Sounds like to me you need to A) find a reverse threaded nut to tighten over the fork or B) weld the fork to the nut.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 1,606 Answers

Remove the ice bin . Use a hairdryer , directly on the fork on the back of freezer . Try pressing the dispensor pad ocassionally , to see if forks unfrozen . When they do , reinstall the ice bin , and lower the freezer temp slightly .

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

GE TFX22PRXD Refrigerator will not dispense ice.


If you remove the ice bin, turn it around where you can see the back, you should see a circular area in the middle with two fins. Now look in the freezer and you'll see the auger motor arms, basically some metal protruding that turn this circular area. More than likely the area on the bin has either broken or come out of place

May 30, 2012 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Ice dispenser


THere is a plastic "hub" at the back of the bucket which attaches to the auger. THE "hub" catches a "fork" like device at back of ice maker which turns. The "fork" turns and in turn is supposed to turn the auger. That plastic hub could be torn up, broken, jammed, or otherwise not working correctly. That is what is wrong with mine.

Jul 19, 2010 | GE Profile 25.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

2 Answers

Ice maker not dispensing ice


If the dispensor light switches to cubed or crushed , the panel is good . Remove the ice bin , and hold the light switch in . Press the arm for CRUSHED ice , and if you hear a buzzing or hum , then the auger motor is frozen . Use a hair dryer directly on the " forks " for a while , ocasionally holding switch and activating arm , until the forks move . Lower the freezer temp slightly and reinstall the ice bin .

Aug 11, 2009 | GE Profile Arctica 25.4 Cubic Feet...

1 Answer

Hotpoint fridge dispenser works on water but not ice


If the little green lites show up , you do not need a circuit board . If you get a hum or buzzing noise when pushing for CRUSHED ice , then the auger motor is frozen up . Remove the ice bin and use a hair dryer directly on the forks which turn the dispensor . The heat will transfer into the motor , defrosting the armature . Try closing the freezer door ocassionally and pushing the arm to test if forks turn .

Aug 09, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Ge side by side refrigerator model tfx20jrx ice wont dispense


If the auger will move freely with ice out of the pan then the auger motor may be defective. Sometimes the connection in the door switch is defective. When the door is closed the switch turns the circuit on to the auger and control panel. Because the auger uses more amps that the water dispenser the door switch may be the problem or auger motor is just worn out.

Jul 26, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

2 Answers

Ice maker makes ice but can't dispense ice


Please try this. Remove your Removable Ice Bucket Assembly which is where the Auger (corkscrew) is located. You should be able to see the Auger Motor Drive Fork which is located permanently inside the freezer compartment... opposite the end of the Removable Ice Bucket Assembly that you just took out. Close the freezer door and attempt to dispense ice... if you can hear the Auger Motor running as you attempt to dispense ice... then the Auger Motor is OK. Dump out all the ice that is in your Removable Ice Bucket Assembly and wash it out in your kitchen sink with warm water. Reach into your freezer and put your hand on the Auger Motor Drive Fork ... you should be able to rotate it CW or CCW...it is a little hard to turn but it will turn. Position the Auger Motor Fork to a 12:00 and 6:00 o'clock position. Now take your Removable Ice Bucket Assembly and position its Receiver Auger Fork to a 9:00 and 3:00 o'clock ....Re install the Removable Ice Bucket Assembly into the Auger Drive Fork. Close the freezer door and again attempt operate the ice dispenser... you should hear the Auger Motor again run as you press the ice dispenser. Note....at this same time the Ice Chute Door in the Freezer Door should spring open so that ice can fall out. Of course you have no ice in the Auger at this time...but it all this works then future production of ice will fall out. Note...Usually the Auger Motor never fails. but the whole thing can get jammed with ice and not dispense. Also, the the solenoid that operates the Ice Chute Door fails quite frequently. Last but not least... if nothing is happening... it is a control board type problem. Hopes this helps! Handy Henry

Jul 25, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

GE S/S Refrigerator model GSS20IEBWW auger not turning


Take a hair dryer and heat the auger drive gear. These will sometimes get moisture on them and freeze up.
Turn the refrigerator off first. Then remove the ice bin. The "U" shaped drive will be in the back.
After you have heated it thoroughly, try to move the gear manually. Resume power and try it again.

May 19, 2009 | GE Freezers

1 Answer

Ice maker works on Kenmore side-by-side but will not dispense


If there is ice in the bin and you hear the auger motor running when depressing switch then the auger is broke or the ice bin is busted , pull the bin out and empty it and de ice it to inspect for cracks. you can also turn the auger/fork in the freezer and it should turn the motor and have some resistance when turning. let me know if you have any other questions.
Phil

Apr 11, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Ice dispenser auger does not work.


Hi, On GE refrigerators the motor is not quiet. Open your freezer, remove the ice bin, press the door switch, make sure it turns off the light, and then press the ice dispenser lever. The solenoid will click, which also opens the ice door and the auger motor will turn on and you can definitely hear it. If the motor runs then inspect the auger connection on the rear of the ice bin, its plastic and they break. On some models, like my GE Adora there is a switch just for the ice maker behind the ice bin. If you need more help let me know as with all long distance troubleshooting we try with the information we have. Thanks and Good Luck!

Feb 15, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

283 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2128 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

dweatherby

Level 2 Expert

239 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...