Ice auger won't run, replaced drive motor, still won't run, checked old motor out of circuit runs fine. Solenoid activated by ice panel switch works. Checked plastic pins anyway, all ok. Auger motor still wont run?
You will want to test power to the dispenser motor for 120 vac when the dispenser button is pushed in. If there is no power then you will want to trace power back to the dispenser. Check the connector at the bottom of the door from blue to white while pushing the dispenser lever and see if there is 120 vac there. If not then go to the dispenser switch and check the switch for continuity.
How can I tell if the motor is bad., because when I push the ice Despenser I can hear the shaft turning but it is not making ice.
If the motor is running but not dispensing ice then you will want to check to see if the motor coupler is stripped. The part number for the coupler is W10169511.
Will not dispense ice as motor is not turning. Does that mean motor is bad? How can I check?
Answer Hello Dex. Tape the door switch closed and access the motor. Test for 120 volts to the motor when the dispenser is pressed. If the power is there, replace the motor. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My kitchenaid superba ice maker isn't working. It will not produce ice. No water is going into the ice part and if I stick my finger in there it isn't even cold. What could be the problem?
Answer Hello Patty. Make sure the freezer is between 0° and 5°. You need to check and see if there is power going to the water valve when the icemaker cycles. If so, replace the water valve on the unit. If not, or the icemaker does not cycle, you will need to replace the icemaker on the unit. Also, check and make sure the fill tube on the unit is not frozen and clogged. If so, replace the water valve and thaw out the fill tube. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
How to remove front ice dispenser panel?
Answer Hello Mike. The front panel unsnaps from the freezer door.
Drive coupler is stripped on shaft, how do you remove? Is this a
The only way to remove the stripped coupler is to pull the auger housing and wedge something under the coupling and tap it so that it grabs the threading and is able to be removed. You do not necessarily have to remove the old coupling. You can put the new coupling over top of it and it will still work normally. This is the easiest way to correct the issue without removing the old coupling.