The ice dispenser works but only dispenses crushed ice. The led indicator lights work on both "cube" and "crush" buttons when pressed, but only crushed ice dispenses for either. What aprt do I need?
Answer Hello Jerry,
First, remove the crusher bin and pour your ice into a bowl. Make sure the smaller pieces of ice that tend to freeze together in the bottom of the bin are removed. Now make sure the little shift lever on the bottom of the bin moves the diverter in the crusher head. If so, look into the back of the shelf where it sits in the freezer and make sure the small square thing in there is in the down position. If not, pull it down and put the ice back into the bin and re-insert it into the unit and try dispensing. If it still does not work, run a hair dryer in the back of the ice bin shelf with the bin out. Warm the back of the shelf with the hair dryer for at least 15 minutes. If this makes the unit operate properly, the cube solenoid was frozen up. If it still does not operate properly, the solenoid will require replacement if voltage is getting to it. If no voltage is getting to it, the harness at the door hinge should be checked for broken or shorted wires. If these are OK, the micro switches in the dispense area should be tested.
The ice make only produces crush ice, no cubes. I took apart the front panel and looked inside, I see a circuit board which I believe is Dispenser Control board, and I see a switch. Not sure what the part failure is the problem. I would appreciate the help on isolating this.
You will want to check the crushed cube solenoid to make sure that it is not stuck in the up position and that it is not broken. To access the solenoid, pull the ice bin out and there is a square opening on the auger motor housing. If the solenoid is in the up position then pull it down and see if it dispenses cubes. If the solenoid is down then you will want to see if the shaft moves up and down and check to make sure that the solenoid is not broken.
When I depress the paddle for ice. The door, auger - clicks on and off but if I really push the paddle firmly and hold back firmly, the ice will dispense. Seems like something like a switch or something was depressed to far in and now is either out of adjustment or broken?
It sounds like the door assembly ice chute 241688401 may be damaged. You will want to pull the dispenser apart and check the gears on the door. If the gears break it will cause the dispenser to have to be pushed in harder in order to get the ice to dispenser. Also check for the dispenser lever to be possibly be broken or cracked.
The water dispenser on the front of the fridge dispenses water on its own it will fill a 16 oz cup in a few hours. Is this some type of switch that is going bad?
Answer Heloo Bill. If the dispenser is dripping and leaking, you will need to order and replace the water valve. If the dispenser just comes on and turns off to fill the glass, you will need to order the diode kit 240567001 and replace it on the unit.
How do I access the microswitch to check it (ap3959579)?
Answer Hello Frak,
Unplug the unit or turn off the breaker to the unit. Verify the power is off before continuing. Remove the drip tray and grasp the bottom of the dispenser cover assembly and pull down and away from the door at the same time with your knee against the door to prevent it from opening when you pull. This will pop the bottom loose and it can be slid up to unhook the top off of the door. Now the dispense cover is only attached by wires. I usually use electrical tape to suspend this assembly up out of the way. There should be four screws holding the module in place. Once you remove the screws, the switches are on the backside of this assembly.
The ice dispensor will not dispence ice.
Answer Hello Vinny. You will need to test the micro-switch 241689101 and see if it is bad in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html