Ice dispenser (the portal where ice comes out) appearing to get stuck in the open mode (when getting ice from front door), making loud noise until it finally dispenses ice (at that time noise stops) and dispenser closes the portal where ice comes out. Note: While dispenser opens and is making this loud noise, ice does not come out. When the noise stops, the ice comes out and at that time the noise stops, portal closes normally when cup is removed from the dispenser button.
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Re: Ice dispenser appearing to get stuck in the open
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
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remove the ice bin,there must be a chunk of ice blocking the cubed dispenser chute of the dispenser and channeling all ice thru the chopper chute,run hot water thru it to melt any chunks blocking the cube chute,then dry it and let it get cold before filling with new ice or you will have the same issue again
No, the circuit board mounted inside the ice dispenser on the door has no control over the defrost mode. Furthermore, the problem you appear to be having is not with the defrost system, rather the compressor attempting to start, but failing. This could be caused by a bad compressor, or a bad compressor start kit failure. Again, neither of these could be caused by an issue with the control board for the ice/water dispenser.
Either the paddle for the ice/water dispenser is stuck or you have a bad microswitch behind the dispenser.
To stop the ice/water from dispensing open the freezer door and press or hold the child lock button down. Once the unit is in child lock mode you can shut the door without energizing the dispenser.
Another option is to remove the upper freezer door hinge cover and disconnect the wire connector up there. This will remove voltage from the dispenser as well. Then either replace the paddle or switch. Sometimes the paddles/switches will get stuck because of splash up from ice dropping in sugary drinks.
You may have an issue with one or more of the following:
* dispenser actuator
* ice chute door assembly
* ice dispenser solenoid (if the solenoid is stuck in an open position, the ice chute door/flap would remain open allowing cold air to escape).
Try taking ice pan with auger out hold door open and press light switch for the door in while someone presses dispense ice. I want to see if the motor is turning behind the auger ice tray. The door switch has an interlock and when door is closed the dispenser controls should be functional. When open this disables water and ice dispenser. waiting on your response, Sea Breeze
You have a solenoid switch which switches the dispenser back
and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working or the parts
connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to observe to see
if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the solenoid. With your model number I can find a diagram which may help.
I have a GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side refrigerator that makes plenty of ice but will not dipense when the lever is pushed. The dispenser makes not sound when engaged. What do you think the problem is.
You may have a broken solenoid inside the motor assembly. The solenoid controls the arm for cubed or crushed ice. The only way to tell is remove the ice dispenser motor assembly and look at the solenoid. If the solenoid is broken, replace it and everything should be ok.