What is causing water and ice arms on door dispenser to be difficult to push? Requires excessive pressure to work.
Answer Hello Shirley,
This is normally caused by ice being dispensed into sugary drinks. When the ice hits the drinks, it splashes up into the mechanical apparatus, making them sticky and not operating freely. The front should be removed and the assembly inspected for this or other conditions. The dispense cover can be easily removed by removing the drip tray and grasping the bottom part of the cover where the drip tray was and, with your knee against the door so it doesn't try to open, yank up and out on it to pop it free from the retaining clips. The dispense cover can now be lifted straight up off of the upper clips for removal. This will expose the inner workings for inspection. Be aware that 120Vac is present inside this cover and the unit should be unplugged before the dispense cover removal is attempted.
The sticky drink residue is one thing to look for and the malformation of the plastic parts is another. The levers can malform, especially if the light is left on all the time, making it hard to actuate the micro-switches.
What causes ice cubes continuous to come out through the ice chute after pushing the actuator in the ice dispenser.
Answer Rudy, A couple of things you'll need to check, The actuator/limit switch R0163305 could be faulty. the delay mechanism C8973602 or the ice dispenser paddle itself 12002642. You'll need to remove the dispenser facade and investigate, here's some help " 1. Apply masking tape to blade of putty knife or screwdriver. Use masked tool to remove plastic Crush/Cube selector button from dispenser-cavity
escutcheon. 2. Use masked tool to pry bottom edge of escutcheon up, away from door. Pull remaining three sides of escutcheon up, away from door and set escutcheon aside. 3. Remove two screws that anchor electrical bracket cover. Separate cover and bracket to access ice, water and cavity-light switches. 4. Remove two screws and clips that anchor water actuator arm and return spring. NOTE: In reassembly, return spring straddles arm and rides up against top section of arm. 5. If you want to replace the water tube, remove watertube retainer clip. Pull water tube out of door and thread new tube through. 6. Remove four screws and clips from ice door.
Remove ice door delay-retainer screw and retainer. Remove ice door and delay mechanism." Good Luck and Thanks