Most of the time when we use the "cubed" setting on the ice dispenser it makes a loud grating noise. I've already called GE and according to the "secret manual" that they could not send me that's considered "normal" ??? I think they are just to lazy to come out and fix it but...
I've tried everything I can think of - realigning the teeth in the back to assure it is catching, replaced the water filter just in case, made sure the cubes weren't frozen solid, etc....
It happens 95% of the time - no matter the time of day. The lady at GE suggested it'll happen sometimes depending on what cycle the freezer is in but it happens all the time.
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You probably have a ice dam in your ice tray. The anger is trying to dispense if but if the cubes have frozen together and produced a large chunk of ice it cannot break up. Open the freezer door completely and lift up and pull out through ice tray. Remove ice until dam removed. Reassert tray and make sure to turn ice maker back on. It is essy to inadvertently bump switch. Try dispensing ice to see. If noise went away.
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i have same fridge with same prob makes 6 cubes of ice in a day with a lot of noise like you discribed also i have water collecting under crisper drawer of fridge i have to clean out water once a month or so still trying to figure out how to take ice maker out to fix
The fan is hitting on ice buildup...unit is not defrosting... There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...
The noise is probably the solenoid which operates the door or the one that switches it from cube to crushed ice.
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You'll have to look to see what's wrong.
Remove the dispenser cover by gently prying starting at the
bottom going round and round a little at a time to prevent from breaking it.
When it's off the screws will be exposed to access the other components. Here's a diagram of the dispenser which may help. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=48122&diagram_id=656733#d656733
Problems not related. The first is most likely the fan, or possibly water dripping on to the fan and freezing, but usually the noise comes from the fan struggling to run. The cube problem could be as simple as the ice dispenser being put back in wrong. There is a metal lever under the ice tray that switches between crushed and cubed. Make sure it is seated properly.
I have a GE TFX25ppbaaa refrigerator. The ice maker corkscrew motor would run and provide crushed ice only. The corkscrew motor would not run when the switch was moved to the cubed ice ( half moon) setting.
I replaced the large Light/ water/ crushed ice/cubed ice switch , ( product service number GEH WR55X129 ) ( part number GE 162D6372 PO17 )and it fixed the problem. Cost was about $43.00.
need to call ge at 1800-386-1215 some of these sxs have a door insulation issue that they will either send replacement doors to an authorized service company to exchange at no cost to you or offer a rebate for a newer model. yours might be in this group
have your model and serial number out of the ref located in the refrigerator section, about 4-5 inches from the celing down the right side and call and see
You may not need to replace the solenoid. If you hear the hum, and not a loud click and don't see then rod move, it may be frozen with ice. Test it manually with your hand, it should be free to move up and down. If not, then it is frozen with ice. Remove the ice dispenser and let it thaw and dry out. You should then be able to move to rod and it will work fine, at least until it freezes again. Anyone know how to prevent it from freezing up? Its a continual problem for me