yes, the solenoid rotates a metal rod that runs to the front of the ice basket and opens a flap there that either directs the ice directly down the chute or directs it into the crusher blades that are also at the front of the ice basket.
Is there a way that I can use a voltmeter to measure that voltage is indeed getting to the auger motor? I don't want to spend a lot on an auger motor to find out that it is really a relay somewhere that isn't delivering the voltage to the motor.
Two more questions and I'll be satisfied.
1. How do you get the display panel off the front door? There don't appear to be any screws holding it in place. My assumption is that you remove it from the front, but I can't figure out how.
2. Is there a place where I can get a wiring schematic of the fridge showing how everything is connected? This would enable me to trace back the fault and guarantee I replaced the right part.
Sorry for taking so much of your time but I want to make sure I replace the right part. These GE parts are ridiculously expensive.