Hi: I have a Kitchen Aid refrig , with a indoor ice maker . The type that you push a glass up against the lever , and ice fals into glass . I am not the best at mechanical fix-its . What happened is a part fell into the glass when getting ice . Its a small wheel with a 1 1/2" long plastic arm attached , the end of the arm has a hole in it . The part does not look broken , only fell from place its supposed to be . The flapper door , that seals the hole from where the ice comes from seems loose now . Can you help ????? I appreciate it !
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i would recommend a technician to help you with this. this part that fell out is from the motor head off the icemaker. have the technician put it back together and make sure that there is nothing else loose.
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Look right above the icemaker part that forms the cubes. Its usually brown in color, Just above it are 2 extensions of that brown part that has 2 screws going into the left side of the freezer, Remove the 2 screws and the unit comes out. The power plug for it is just to the back bottom of the ice maker. If you can see it you can probably just unplug it to stop the noise.
sounds like you have a problem with the fill tube at the Ice Maker. remove the IM and then the back wall ( evaporator cover ) , the fill tube is probably frozen. use a hair dyer to melt ice, be careful, the hair dyer can melt the fill tube and other plastic.
Hi, If your ice maker has stopped working then you need to check these things.
The lever that controls the ice maker has been pushed
up which turns it off. If you have a red lever, pull it down to the
wire and if you just have a wire then just pull down the wire to start
your ice maker up.
Make sure the freezer temperature is below 10 degrees
F If the freezer is too warm ice production will be poor because the
ice maker will not cycle properly.
The ice maker fill tube may have ice formed in it,
blocking it. Use a hair dryer to melt the ice. Watch out for the
plastic parts, so that you do not melt the plastic. Also check the
water inlet valve and the shut off valve, to make sure it is not
plugged with debris. The openings in those valves are very small.
Check the gears in the ice makers to see if they are
broken or stripped. Also look to see if the ice rake is broken.
parts in the ice maker are replaceable individually, If you find broken
parts replace them.
Hello. Apparently that glass broke the lever which is actually controlling a valve, so the valve may be what is actually broken. The only fix would be to call your local large appliance repair person. Hope this helps you.
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Krakus, there is no fuse in the dispenser assy., but there are two switches mounted on the control bracket. The posts on the brackets that hold the switches are really thin and it's possible that it broke. Therefore when you are pressing the lever you are not making the switch and sending the juice to the auger motor. Remove the dispenser cover by inserting a flat blade screw driver in the slots at the bottom. Pry out gently and the cover should pop off. Then slide it up and off. Now you will be looking at the control bracket and see the switches on the left and right side. See if the switch holder is broken. If this is the case your part number is 2183771. Not a hard job, just have to take your time. Im assuming that when you tested the auger motor you verified that the drive coupler was not broke. Catriver..post back