My refrigerator just started making a very loud noise. I turned the refrig off -- not sure what is the cause. Any ideas?
Without knowing what kind of noise the unit is making it would be hard to determine as there are several possibilities. Check your condenser fan motor which is one of the most common reasons for noise. If it is in plastic casing then the fan motor shaft is probably moving around unnaturally. Also check to see if you can determine where the noise is emanating from.
Is there a fasterner or nut that goes on the end of the coupling? Ice maker stop dispensing.
Answer Hi Penny. The auger motor coupling has the nut already built in as you can see it. It is a LT. hand thread and after initial tightening, it will self tighten when you use the auger bin. Part # is 316576631. Thank you.
I'm trying to remove the coupler as well. the coupler has left handed threads, right? meaning I would need to pull and turn the coupler clockwise to loosen it?
Answer Hi Jsy. Yes you are correct. If it still gives you an issue, then you can consider using a dremel tool to split the coupler in half. Thais part # is W10169511. Thank you.
Thank you for answering my last question. What are channel lock pliers and where can I get them? Thanks
Answer Hello Newbie. Channel lock pliers are also know as slipjoint pliers TJ20000058. You can order them through our site. Hope this helps.
My couple moves FREELY within that threaded screw...Do I remove just the coupler or the couple + threaded screw?
Do I need to take apart the entire unit and then unscrew the coupler? My coupler moves freely and it won't come off..I tried pulling it..no luck..
Answer Hello Newbie. You will need to use some channel lock pliers and unscrew the coupling from the threaded shaft. Then screw the new coupling W10169511 onto the shaft. These acn be hard to get off, when the coupler cracks or strips out. You will need to pul and turn at the same time to remove. Hope this helps.
I'm trying to remove my coupling and I'm turning it in the direction that the motor spins, but it won't come off. The motor just keeps spinning. Do you have any suggestions? I have removed the entire motor housing to try to get a better angle but no such luck.
Answer Dave, sounds like you've got a "stripped out" coupler thread. You are holding the motor shaft with a pair of pliers,aren't you ? If you are, then you may want to try pulling out on the coupler and turning, until you get past the stripped thread(s)and finish the removal process. Everything else you're doing is correct. Thanks, and Good Luck.