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The ice crusher on my Whirlpool gs6nvexsl01 has stopped working. I'm not sure if it's the motor or kist a switch. When hitting the button to crush ice you hear a door opening, but the crusher motor never activates. How do I troubleshoot this problem?

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First pull out the ice bucket and close the door.  Set for cubed ice.  Press the button for ice to come out and listen for a loud clunk noise.  That is the sound of the solenoid.  You can open the door, hold the light switch and press the button and watch for the solenoid moving up and down.  Solenoid is at the back of the freezer in a little square opening where the rod on the ice bucket goes into.  If that solenoid is moving ok then put the bucket back in while the solenoid is in the down position and cubes should work.  If solenoid is not working then it will need to be replaced.  Let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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I followed Bill´s instruccion and problem was solved.
Thanks bill

Posted on May 23, 2008

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Replace the switch behind the front panel on the freezer.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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Hi, It sounds like the selonoid that shifts the auger is not working. This part is located behind the panel that the bucket pushes against. The little wire arm on the bucket goes into this. Sometimes they just get froze up from the moister. If you remove the panel/section the selonoid is in, you can see if the part has went bad.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know If I can assist you further.

Vic

Posted on May 23, 2009

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go to web sight . www.apdepot.com. put in your brand and model # look at the ice maker bucket assm. this will give you a picture af the proper assembly . pt # 12517801 .. **** .

Posted on Jan 05, 2010

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