I have a fridgidaire FRS6LF7F side by side refrigerator. Ice maker is stuck on "crush". I looked at the mechanism and it appears that the auger should turn in the clockwise direction for cubes and counterclockwise for crushed. Is this corrrect and is there a way to solve problem without calling a repair person?
After removing the ice container, I defrosted it, examined and moved the mechanism, then I reassembled it and it worked fine. I now have a cover over the "crushed" button in case that was the problem. Thamk you for your attention.
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check to see if you ice bin has full size ice cube in it... if there is then you dispense is stuck in the crush mode check to see if there is something keep the crushing wheels from releasing... other than that it could be the control on the door..hope this helps
Check the bar below the icemaker bin. There is a gold color metal bar that goes from the front of the bin to the back and goes into a lever at the back of the freezer. If the bar gets on the wrong side of the lever it will be stuck in crushed mode.
There is an opening next to the auger that dispenses the ice. In there there is a lever that must move up and down. It actually seats the metal rod on the bottom of the ice maker and controls cube or crushed. Make sure the lever is down (cube position) when you return the basket to the freezer. I had to hold it down while I slid the rod into the opening. Cubes again. http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/showthread.php?t=783
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The button which selects cubes versus crushed controls a solenoid which engages/disengages the crusher. If the mechanisms which crush and push the ice from the chute are all clean, free of ice, etc., then the solenoid is not working. It either has loose/dirty connections or the solelnoid is bad.
take the ice bucket out of the freezer
from the back of the ice bucket, there is a little metal bar that stickes out (back left bottom)
that little metal bar inserts into a hole with a spring loaded 'up/down' mechanism...this is stuck UP, and needs to be jiggled with your finger to spring down.
Once that mechanism inside the hole springs down, the ice maker will go back to producing whole ice cubes.
There is something called a crusher control rod located on your icemaker bin. If you pull the bin out, you'll see it protruding from the backside of the bin. That rod inserts into the solenoid, which looks like a hole usually when looking in the freezer with the ice bin removed, it's toward the left side behind the bin.
This solenoid and rod work together to give you either crushed or cubed ice. See if the solenoid is stuck or iced up. You should be able to remove the ice and push it up and down to break it free.
I have the same problem (and also the snapped water lever listed elsewhere on this site). What a horrible product.
I have the same problem. It just started "crushing ice and the setting is cubed. I looked at the mechanism and noticed it should turn one direction for each setting, but the auger drive only turns counterclockwise so only crushed ice. How can I make the auger drive turn clockwise?