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Ice maker bucket inside l door has auger that has lost its nut to turn so ice can drop down.needs nut 3/24 fine thread cannot find nut holds silver thing that auger turns

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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.


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.


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.

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


This will help. Thanks. Helpmech.

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


Fix the ice maker and make it quieter

Hope this helps somebody and saves some time. My Electrolux EI23BC56IS8 fridge mfd 4/2011 quit making ice a couple weeks ago. It has through-the-door dispensing from ice maker in top-left of fridge. I pulled the ice bucket out and found a rubber tube snaked around the corkscrew auger inside and saw 2 small wires hanging down inside the ice maker cavity. On further investigation I found those wires went to some kind of sensor that plugged into a harness in the top of the ice maker. As I cleaned out the bucket, I found the plastic mount that was supposed to hold the sensor to the bottom of the ice tray had fallen off and was wedged into the grinder and chute that routes it all through the door.

I read that this problem has caused electric shock in others, so I guess I am lucky. What seems to have happened is when the auger was turning it snagged the sensor part that is attached to the bottom of the ice tray. It is held on only by zip ties. When it snagged that, probably with a chunk of ice, it pulled the sensor into the auger and that yanked the wires apart. Tracing the wires up into the roof of the fridge I could see they led to a flat plug, so they were easy to unplug.

I could not find just the wiring harness so I had to buy the whole assembly, including the top rails, sensor, wires, arm and the cube tray. It was part # 2 in the attached diagram. I got it locally for about $100, and it took about 20 minutes to install.

The next day we were pleased to have ice again. But, the fridge was making a racket now. The buzzing and humming was noisy. I traced that to the ice maker. After researching this issue it seemed to be ice build up clipping the fan blades in the fan behind the ice maker. It turns out I should have turned off the ice maker (door control panel) when I replaced that part. Duh. Also, 20 minutes or so of holding the door open made probably caused moist air to condense on the coils behind the ice maker. I could see ice behind the fan, and when I pressed on the fan motor between parts 33 and 24 in the attached diagram, the sound would change. (that fan is spinning fast and you can't see the blades so I carefully used a screwdriver to push the motor that can be seen through the opening. It's just like a computer case fan. Obviously plastic fan blades were hitting ice and it sounded like a buzz. That buzz would change tone as the fan sped up or slowed down periodically.

At first, I took a hair dryer to it, removing the ice bucket and blowing in the cavity for a couple minutes. The sound went away, but then it returned a couple hours later. Using a flash light I could see frost through the spinning fan blades, on the coils behind the fan. What I had to do, and it has been cured for 2 days now, is pull out the ice bucket, turn off the ice maker, get the hair dryer on high heat, and, this is the key, pull out a tube of aluminum foil to extend the reach of the hair dryer. Tubes of plastic would melt. I held the foil tube to the end of the hair dryer to get the air blowing right up against those openings in the back. I made sure to move the aim around so no plastic parts melted. The key is not just to melt the ice but to evaporate the water in there. It took maybe 5 minutes. Then, for good measure, I closed the door and let the temp equalize inside the fridge before re-inserting the ice bucket. So far so good.

on Apr 05, 2015 | Electrolux Refrigerators

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Model FRS26R4AB5 Frigidaire ice maker. Unit makes ice but will not dispense. When engaging in-door dispenser switch, I can hear the motor come on, but the auger does not move. This occurs even with the...

pull the ice tray out, you will see a silver thing in the back that turns the auger,, push the ice dispense button ( you might have to hold the door switch in) and see if it turns, if it does you need to replace your ice tray,, if it doesn't you will need to replace the solenoid or the motor itself

Jan 24, 2011 | Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side...

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Ice dispensor in the door will not dispense ice

do you here anything at all happening when you hit the switch... if you not then most likely got a bad door switch or handle is broke at the area where it makes contact with the door micro switch...if you are hearing noise when activating the door switch you are good at the door... with the door opened hold down the actually freezer door switch and look in your ice maker while someone activates the ice dispenser switch. makes sure the augur motor is turning and if it is then make sure it is turning the ice bucket auger screw fairly simple process to go through... the operation is as follows the dispenser handle makes contact with a microswitch in the door and sends power to the auger motor telling it to turn.. once the auger motor starts to turn then it makes contact with the screw in the bucket and turns the screw in bucket forcing ice to front of dispenser and the dispenser has a flap that works both off of power sometimes or just by force of hand others... make sure it is opening and chute down and out door is opened. hope this helps good luck

Jan 02, 2011 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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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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The ice dispenser motor is working and turning, but the ice won't come out. It appears that the mechanism in the ice bucket is not turning or moving ice out.

Check the drive on the auger motor......the peice that turns when you push the ice lever. Open the freezer door, pull out the ice bucket so you can see the drive, tape the door button or have someone hold it so the fridge thinks the door is closed, then hold the auger motor drive while you push the ice lever on the door. Those have a problem where they get stripped out and they will turn with the ice bucket removed but if you put any kind of a load on it the drive will slip and just turn on the motor shaft.

Sep 12, 2009 | Refrigerators

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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 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. 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 drive mechanism won't turn

Remove ice bucket and rinse throughly. Hold down door switch an press for ice you should see the drive in the back for the auger turninig if not youll need to find out uif auger motor is getting electricity and/or is operable.

Mar 15, 2009 | GE Profile PSS26NGS Side by Side...

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Ice Maker Issues-only crushed ice works, cubed comes out crushed

There is a solinoid in the freezer section by the motor that turns the ice auger. Test it by selecting cubes and with the ice bucket out, open the door, hold the door switch so the lights turn out and push the dispenser button. It should make a loud snap and travel upward. If not then I would say you have a bad solinoid. If it does, then I would look at the bucket. the metal rod that runs along the side of the bucket opens a flap in the bucket that is supposed to let the full cubes drop. look for anything that might cause it to be hanging up.

Jan 27, 2009 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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