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Ice dispenser gives crushed ice only

The ice dispenser only gives crushed ice, no cubes in the cube position

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  • jbice1 May 11, 2010

    Solution posted by brooksktm02 was brilliant, and I never would have thought of that. I thought I'd add info on how I did it; aim a hairdryer at the white box. It took a few minutes before I saw water dripping from the box. No need to defrost the whole freezer, and I can now get whole cubes! Thanks!

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Your selector solenoid is bad. It is usually located behind the ice bin in a white box with the auger motor. Most of the time they are good still, but they get frozen. Try to defrost it.

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hi.
I slid out the tray, found the lever in the back where the rod went in, pulled it down, reinserted the ice tray, and IT WORKED! At first I thought I broke the lever, because I had to hold it down with a knife while I was inserting the tray, but it just must have been stuck.
chek these sites
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/refrigerator-freezer-repair/23620-ice-maker-only-makes-crushed-ice-no-cubes.html

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