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Ice dispenser - model FRS26ZRGW8

When we press the dispenser to get ice cubes- it takes a while for the flapper to open and then several cubes come out all at once. What can be done to open this flapper faster?

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I no longer can get ice or crushed. I'm ready to buy a new one



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I had the same problem, then it quit dropping cubes entirely.
The problem seems to be a failing linear actuator.
I'm unable to locate a replacement part, hopefully someone can help us.

Linear Actuator info:
115 volt

Posted on Sep 01, 2008


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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

I have gone on many a service call in regards to this issue. People like their crushed ice.

The auger was not the problem. It is the nature of the beast.

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