WHEN I PUSH THE LEVER ON THE ICE DISPENSER IT MAKES A CLICK AND A SLIGHT HUMMING NOISE BUT WILL NOT DISPENSE THE ICE. I TOOK THE ICE BIN OUT AND PUSHED THE LEVER AGAIN BUT THE PIECE ON THE BACK OF THE FREEZER SHAPED LIKE A U THAT MOVES THE ICE AUGER WILL NOT MOVE AT ALL. PLEASE HELP!
The ice anger will be controlled by a motor system, the hummming could bea result of stuck rotor or the motor system is faulty. the motor might needs replacement.this will explain why the ice is not dispenced.
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There is a mechanical flap (trap door) that should open to allow ice that is being pushed by the auger in the bottom of the bin to fall out. Possibly the solenoid that opens the door does not work, or you just have an obstruction (piece of ice) preventing the door from opening far enough to allow the ice to pass through. Here is some helpful information and instructions.
I have the same problem. I am getting tired of having to clear it out about once a week. I take the ice holder out and empty it in a large bowl and remove any large, melted together pieces, then replace it. It works fine for a while.
1. Take out the ice bin to access the switch in the
2. Underneath the ice bin is a metal rod. 3. In the back of the freezer
there is a square hole from where the rod came. Put your finger in this
4. You should feel a plastic lever. If it's up, push it down. If it's down,
push it up.
5. Put the ice bin back and try for ice again. You should receive crushed and
cubed ice at this time.
6. If you push the lever up or down and it doesn't stay in place you should
contact an authorized service technician for repair.
If your refrigerator has an ice dispenser, you are probably used to getting ice right away when a lever or button is pressed. However, if you depress the ice maker button and nothing dispenses, there is an issue with your refrigerator. There are a few different reasons why an ice dispenser would suddenly not work. It is important to troubleshoot your refrigerator first to determine the problem. Some problems can be fixed at home, while others must be repaired by a professional
1 Remove the ice bin from the freezer and press the button on the front of the refrigerator for cubed ice.
2 Open the freezer door and hold down the switch on the door, which "tricks" the freezer into thinking the door is closed, and push the lever or button to dispense ice. The motor behind the ice bin should turn. If it does not, this means the motor is frozen.
3 Remove the motor, following the directions in your refrigerator's manual. Heat and dry out the motor with a hairdryer until the motor turns again, then reinstall the motor according to the manufacturer's directions.
Ice Bin or Chute
1 Remove the ice bin to see if it is overloaded. Ice bins that are too full can cause new ice being produced to back up and cause blockage. If this is the case, dump out the ice and rinse out the ice bin with hot water until any blockage is melted.
2 Examine the separator that divides the ice storage bin from the ice dispenser for holes. If the separator has a hole or is cracked, it must be replaced.
3 Watch the flap on the ice dispenser as you hold down the door switch and simultaneously press the button to dispense ice. If the flap does not close all the way, check for ice blockage and gently remove it. If there is no blockage, the flap will need to be replaced.
I have a Whirlpool side-side freezer-refrigerator model ED22TQXFNOO. When I try to use the ice dispenser in the door. nothing happens. No noise as if the motor is turning the spiral gear to push the ice to the end of the storage bin so the ice will drop in the shute to be dispensed. I cleaned out the storage bin for any build up of frozen chucks of ice. The storage bin is all the way in. There's plenty of ice, but it won't dispense. (1) Is there a Micro switch in the lever I push to signal the motor to turn? (2) What inergizes the switch in the back that lifts the bar to let the ice fall into the ice dispenser?
Cory, you sound like you have a bad water valve as well as a bad control board for your dispensor. If you've had any storms in your area in the past 4 - 6 weeks, it's very possible that the storm took both parts out.
We have parts for GE as well as mots other major brands, so please give us a call with your complete model number and we will get your parts out to you right away!
We hope this solves your problem and we look forward to being able to assist you with future issues.
Hi, Remove the ice bin. With the freezer door open, push the door button and then push the ice dispener button to see if the auger motor is turning. If it does turn, check and see if there is something in the ice bn blocking the auger. Please try this and let me knwo.
Hi, On GE refrigerators the motor is not quiet. Open your freezer, remove the ice bin, press the door switch, make sure it turns off the light, and then press the ice dispenser lever. The solenoid will click, which also opens the ice door and the auger motor will turn on and you can definitely hear it. If the motor runs then inspect the auger connection on the rear of the ice bin, its plastic and they break. On some models, like my GE Adora there is a switch just for the ice maker behind the ice bin. If you need more help let me know as with all long distance troubleshooting we try with the information we have. Thanks and Good Luck!
Open freezer door, pull out the ice bin, push and hold the door switch, and push on the ice dispenser pad / lever. The U shaped auger drive should turn at the back of the freezer behind where the ice bin was. I suspect it is not turning. If this is the case, you have a frozen auger motor. Just thawing it out will not permanently solve the problem, it must be replaced and a " boot " installed over it. It is important to know the exact full model and serial number, as there are several motors to fit various models.