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Ice maker auger not moving ice when you press glass under


Remove the ice container and look in the slots or grooves where the container rests. You should find a build up of frost that is elevating the container slightly. When it is raised just a bit, the auger drive fails to engage adequately into the dispenser auger.

Use a hair dryer and a dry towel to sop up the frost melted with the hair dryer. Be careful not to use 'high' heat position as you could warp the plastic of the compartment.

Good Luck !!!

Feb 19, 2015 | GE Refrigerators

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I have a GE Profile Artica. Dispenser is not dispensing ice even though ice bin is full. When i press the for ice to dispense , the light dims and the compressor stops.


Try taking out the ice bin press the door light switch and dispense ice button at the same time and see if the motor bracket turns without the ice bin in place. It is possible you have ice in the bottom of the bin that is frozen and jamming the movement of the auger. If not the problem may be a defective auger motor=> WR60X10259 Auger-Motor
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I will be here should you have questions, Sea Breeze

Mar 01, 2013 | GE Refrigerators

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Ice dispenser doesnt work


Have you tried taking your ice bin out and checking for melted ice that can freeze locking the auger and preventing its movement? Another item to check is wiring going to and from the dispenser. Many times corrosion sets in the pin plug just behind kick plate. If the auger motor is not turning at all then I would believe that you may have a defective door light switch that also controls a lockout when door is opened. That light switch tells when door is opened while the opposite happens when door is closed. If that fails then we need to see how much voltage is present at the auger motor leads just behind the rear panel of your freezers auger motor assembly. To test the auger motor leads you need to have someone hold door light switch in and press dispense ice while someone checks motor leads with a voltage tester. If you have questions I will be glad to answer them for you, Thanks, Sea Breeze

Apr 03, 2012 | Whirlpool 25.4 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side...

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Icemaker is making ice but the ice dispenser is not working


Check the ice storage container. The ice dispenser will not dispense ice until the first supply ice has dropped into the ice storage container.Remove excess ice from the back of the ice container. Make sure ice cubes are not jammed between the ice maker and the back of the ice container.

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The auger won't engage or turn to dispense ice.Remove the ice bucket and with a hair dryer warm up the inside where the fork is that turns the auger in the bucket and try it and if this does not help then you will have to replace the auger motor ,, chances are the motor is just froze up .--------

If there is nothing jammed then try this./Remove the ice bin out.And then clean the ice bin.

Rotate the auger with your hand.If its hard then there is problem with auger motor.If the auger is not rotating fine then its faulty auger motor or the auger motor is frozen,if you notice ice getting collected there.

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Take a hair dryer and blow hot air on the auger motor for few minutes.Take care you dont blow hot air continuously.

But if that is not helping then disconnect auger motor connecting wire wait for 2 minutes clean the connector and reconnect the connector back and see.If that is not helping at all.Then,replace the auger motor.

To see how auger motor looks.Please click the link below:---

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details_lgimg.aspx?part_id=3965455&image=0

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You can get required parts from sears part direct online site or from repairclinic.com site.

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This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.








Feb 21, 2011 | Frigidaire FRS26H5AS Side by Side...

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Everything works fine for this refrigerator except that when you press ICE on the control panel and insert your glass into the discharge area, the ice maker paddle (auger) does not turn to extract ice from...


Does the auger sound like it is turning ? If it sounds like it is turning there maybe a drive gear that is missing drive teeth or a shear pin has sheared preventing the auger from turning and despencing the ice

Dec 28, 2010 | Refrigerators

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My ice maker makes plenty of ice, no problem with the water either. My problem is that the auger will not turn to dispense the ice out of the bin. The motor kicks on when you push in the buttom, however it...


Pull the ice bucket out, then hold in on the door light switches and while you push a glass into the button for ice (may require two people). Ice dispenser and auger will only work, when you push for ice, when the freezer door is closed, so by holding the light switch(s) in the off position with door open you can simulate door being closed. If you can push the button and see the auger drive turn (with ice bucket out) then check to see if you have some ice stuck between the blades on the bucket, if the auger motor doesn't turn, it may be "ice frozen". Common problem. Remove motor, let sit on counter for about three hours and then reinstall, if it then works then check for water dripping from the fill tube, where the water comes into freezer for the ice maker, and see if it is dripping onto auger motor.

If you put auger motor back in and it still won't turn then more and likely you need an auger motor.

Let me know.

Oct 09, 2009 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

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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

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Ice Maker


PLEASE CLARIFY THE TERMS "MOTOR", "ICE MAKER SWITCH" AND "ICE TO COME OUT"

FAN MOTOR? COMPRESSOR? AUGER MOTOR?
ICE MAKER ON/OFF SWITCH? DISPENSE SWITCH? DOOR LIGHT SWITCH?
ICE TO COME OUT OF THE ICE MAKER? ICE TO COME OUT OF THE DISPENSER? ICE TO COME OUT OF BIN?

Feb 17, 2008 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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