Auger motor does not turn (held door closed button); auger turns freely; how do I determine if the motor needs replacing or if the problem is the control board?
The first thing you want to check is to make sure that the switch bracket on the dispenser is not broken. In a lot of cases what happens is the pins that hold the switch in will cause the lever to not make connection with the switch. If that checks ok then you will want to check to see if the dispenser motor has 120 vac getting to it when you push the lever. If there is power then the motor would need to be replaced.
The ice dispenser motor comes on unexpectedly dumping ice on the floor, then stops. Does this frequently. Replaced the control board and pad with no success. What causes this to happen and how do I fix it?
Answer Hello Rodger,
The auger motor on unit is routed from the dispenser to the control board then back up to the auger motor. You will need to check wire harness connections at the dispenser, bottom of the door, at the control board and at the auger motor to ensure that there are no broken or loose wires that could cause intermittent contact. If all this checks ok then the most likely cause would be the control board 2322547.
I am trying to replace the auger motor for the ice maker. How do I remove the speed nut clip so the motor will come loose from the plastic housing?
Answer Hello Andy. These are reverse threads. You can hold the shaft with pliers and unscrew the yoke from the motor. These are very tight and not easy to do.
Ice maker not dropping ice after frozen only does it every now and then. When it does release the ice will fill up with water to start the next cycle. Is heater that thaws ice so arm can remove ice not working properly?
Answer Hi Randy. What you described to me is either the ice maker thermostat not sensing the ice bin frozen part # 627985, or the ice maker heater not getting full power from the head assy. switches part # 8201515. It also (food for thought) may be better off to replace the whole ice maker assy. part # W10190965. You need to consider it is calcium deposits that over time build up in the ice cups and then the ice acts harder to eject after the heat release also. Thank You.