The ice dispenser will dispense ice on my floor all by itself. Then I have a hard time stopping it. Pushing the buttons does not work. Opening the freezer door for a few minutes is the only way. The fountain kit, control board, relay switch and wiring has all been replaced. I don't know what parts are malfunctioning now. The ice maker has also been replaced.
I wonder if one of the parts I have replaced is defective. The only original part is the ICE BIN. That is still crushing when "cube" is pressed. Are these two different problems?
Answer Hello Josie,
What happens on most of these is simple when you think about it. When ice is dispensed into a drink, the drink splatters up into the control area. When the microswitch 61005520 is contaminated, it will actuate the dispenser without activating the switch. If you replace the switch, it will correct the issue until the drink splatter is reintroduced to the switch. The manfacturers' fix for this issue is not to dispense ice into a drink. Dispense the ice into an empty glass then pour the ice into the drink over the sink or dispense the ice into the glass before pouring the drink into the glass.
How does the yoke assembly work/ It fell out when taking out the broken enclosed bin. I don't see any wire like you show in the picture.
Answer Hello Pat. 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.