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Randy 43
Randy 43, Home Appliance Technician
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Ice maker quit dispensing cubed ice and now only dispenses

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Ice maker quit dispensing cubed ice and now only dispenses crushed ice. I have emptied tray several times and removed all pieces of ice. Even unplugged for a while. Still only crushed ice.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 2 years ago.
if you remove the ice bucket ,at the back there is a little square that the ice lever on the bucket fits into ,there is a solenoid there that should move up and down freely , most likely that solenoid is frozen ,stick your finger in that little square and try and move that solenoid plunger up and down till it is free and when you lift it up it falls down freely ..u can try a hair dryer if its really frozen ,that is what lifts the ice bucket lever in crushed or cubed mode ..
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 2 years ago.
when you get it unfrozen add a little turbine oil to the plunger , squirt it up into there and also move the metal lever on the ice bucket back and forth a few times to make sure it isnt binding as well
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 2 years ago.
this is what it looks like from the back but you only see the part thru the opening Crushed/Cubed Ice SolenoidRepairClinic Item #(###) ###-####Skill Level: Skill LevelThis part fits your RefrigeratorSolenoid for crushed/cubed ice dispensingOEM Part - Manufacturer #241675704$42.55Quantity:
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 2 years ago.
how did that work out ?do you req any more assistance? thx randy