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Ice despenser I have a ice despenser that will not crush ice. The unit is designed to despense whole cubes when the blades turn one way and crush ice when the direction is changed. When the crushed ice position is selected the rotating blades jam and the drive unit makes a clicking sound. The despenser has been working fine up until I took the ice basket out to wash it. I don't beleive I damaged the basket in any way.

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  • coolric Feb 23, 2008

    Thanks for responding so quickly. I have tried running the ice despenser with the door open and the unit workes fine for whole cubes. The problem is only for crushed ice. I watched the blades with the door open and they jam as soon as the ice gets into the crush cup. I aslo checked the drive unit and it looks fine. Thanks again for your help.

  • Minni11 Feb 25, 2008

    My Refrigerator wont make ice anymore, i dont know wat 2 do @ 1st i thought it was too warm, i changed the temp. and nothing happened wat should i do?

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Will it still dispense the whole cube?theres a brass rod under yourice bucket, remove bucket and check that rod, should be spring loaded and have a little bit of action(youll see it move a flap in front of bucket as its twisted, if so make sure the bucket is being reinstlled correctly, try the dispensor w/o the bucket installed at all, open the door trip the switch with one hand and depress the plunger for both crushed and cubed and check for the motor to turn

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • caitlinobrie Aug 17, 2011

    Do you have a photo of this brass rod? I think mine might be missing...

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