I purchase a new ice auger and ice tray support, item no AP4071512. How do I remove the auger drive from the motor to secure the motor to the new ice tray support.
Answer Ed, the easiest way, is to hold the motor shaft, behind the yoke, with a small pair of pliers, and turn the yoke clockwise to loosen, while holding the shaft with the pliers. Good Luck and Thanks.
I need to replace the ice bin holder since the plastic mount for the screw motor broke out a few years ago. I am attempting to remove the old one, prior to buying any new parts 1. to ensure I can do it and 2. to make sure that that is the only part I need. I am having difficulty, however, in unplugging the motor from the rear of the freezer. Is there any directions that you can give me to expidite this procedure without wrecking the back of the freezer and therefore damaging more of the machine? Thanks for you help.
Answer Hello David. 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
2. Remove the ice/crusher bin assembly.
3. Remove the retainer screw at the bottom
left side of the ice/crusher bin shelf
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
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
12. Install the replacement part in reverse
order of removal.
Does this part 61005619 come with the motor attached? I don't need anything but the plastic part. If this includes everything (which I am guessing it does because of the high price), is the plastic enclosure available alone?
Answer Hello Rosemary. 61005619 is only the holder for the ice bin, and does not include any motors or moving parts. I hope this info helps.