I just received the part and it will not make it into my Icemaker area. The bucket is ok, however there is a rod that comes from front to back and sticks out about 3 inches. It looks like it controls the ice flap so that the ice can drop into a glass. Am I supposed to drill a hole in the back? I have been ensured that this is the correct part from the team here, but they cannot explain why the old version has no rod running thru it. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim F.
ANSWER Hello James,
The rod is for a model that has the crushed or cube options. If your unit has no hole for the rod to go into, your model will only dispense cubes. In order to make this work, you can either take the ice bin apart and remove the rod and the diverter, or you can bend or cut the rod so it isn't in the way. The problem with this is simply that if the rod isn't actuated, you will always get crushed ice when dispensed. You see, the rod is a shift mechanism which raises the deflector. If the deflector isn't raised, the cubes are forced into the crusher blades. If the deflector is raised, the cubes will simply dispense around the blades without being crushed.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, August 22, 2012