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    • Part Number: AP4070372
    • MFG Part Number: 61005844
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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How does the yoke assembly work/ It fell out when taking out the broken enclosed bin. I don't see any wire like you show in the picture.

Pat for Model Number mzd2766geq

ANSWER Hello Pat. Here are the instructions from the manufacture. Hope this helps. The auger motor and solenoid are located behind the storage bin. The yoke, fastened to the motor, engages the drive ring and turns auger in a clockwise direction. Both the yoke and drive ring are designed to prevent a loosening of the yoke by exerting counter pressure while in operation. The auger motor makes one revolution approximately every three seconds. To determine the free movement of the auger motor, place the selector switch in either cube or crushed position (slide selector models). On electronic models, push the cube or crushed selector pad. Open the freezer door, push and hold the cabinet interlock switch in the closed position while pushing the dispenser actuator pad. The solenoid is energized only when the selector switch is in the cube position. This will pull back the actuated blades. To determine the free movement of the solenoid/ yoke assembly, place the selector switch (slide selector models) in the cube position. On electronic models, push the cube selector pad. Open the freezer door. While pushing the dispenser actuator pad, push and hold the cabinet interlock switch in the closed position. Observe the control rod yoke for vertical movement. The auger motor and the solenoid/control rod yoke assembly are easily removed. 1. Disconnect the unit from the power source. 2. Remove the ice/crusher bin assembly. 3. Remove the retainer screw at the bottom left side of the ice/crusher bin shelf enclosure. 4. Pull the shelf forward and disconnect the quick disconnect. 5. Remove the assembly from the freezer and place on a flat work surface. 6. To check the auger motor, attach an ohmmeter probe to the auger motor terminals. The meter should show resistance. If the meter does not show resistance, the motor should be replaced. 7. To replace the motor, hold the auger motor armature and turn the yoke clockwise, releasing yoke from the motor shaft. Remove the yoke and washer. 8. Remove the four mounting screws that fasten the motor enclosure. Remove the motor from the enclosure. 9. Install the replacement part in reverse order of removal. 10. To check the solenoid yoke assembly, attach an ohmmeter to the solenoid terminals. The meter should show resistance. If it does not show resistance, replace the solenoid yoke assembly. 11. Remove the four screws that fasten the solenoid yoke assembly to the enclosure. Remove the assembly from the enclosure. 12. Install the replacement part in reverse order of removal. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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