OK here's the situation:
have a 2 year old frig with door mounted ice/water dispenser. It's
not making ice, and when I push the lever for ice/water, I can hear
the freezer fan stop, and the light on the dispenser gets dim. IOW it
seems something is lagging down the system.
The corkscrew doesn't turn to dispense ice, but I get water from the
Any ideas? Thanks much
Usually the mechanics for making the ice and delivering the ice out
the door are seperate. Are you saying that in addition to the light
dimming when you press the ice button, the ice makes is also not
Not a fuse. If a fuse blew, it would do nothing. Could be a bad motor that
drives the auger. That would dim lights as it is drawing current trying to
turn. If the auger turns feely by hand, it may even be broken and the other
end jammed. You have to take some things apart to see for sure.
I assume you have emptied the tray and washed it out to ensure there are no
cubes jammed in the mechanism causing it not dispense ice. I had a case
where the auger had dispensed all the free ice, but the 'jam' of cubes
caused a 'tunnel' and the remaining cubes wouldn't drop into the screw.
Open the freezer, and take out the ice bin. Dump the entire bin into a dish
tray or other clean container. My guess is you have a bunch of ice clumped
together at the bottom of the dispenser. Melt this all out with hot water,
and let the dispenser dry (paper towels). Put the bin back in. OK to put
clean ice cubes back into the bin, but the snow and clumps of ice at the
bottom should be left in the sink to melt away.
Christopher A. Young
(Using backup computer. In a couple
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