If your ice will not dispense from your indoor refrigerator ice and water dispenser, there may be a problem with the ice dispenser auger motor.
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To access this part, open the refrigerator door to locate the ice bin assembly and then open the door to the ice bin assembly.
There is a notch in the assembly which allows access to a button underneath the ice bin assembly. Push the button to release the entire assembly and remove the ice bin from the refrigerator.
Once the bin is removed from the refrigerator, try manually moving the auger with your hands. If it moves freely, then there may be an issue with the auger motor which turns the auger blades to push the ice cubes through the dispenser chute. This part can be tested for continuity using a multimeter to see if it is burned out. Here’s how to access the part.
With the ice bin assembly removed from the refrigerator, use a screwdriver to remove the four screws holding the motor plate cover in place. Remove the cover and then remove the drive shaft part.
You should now see the auger motor which is help in place by four screws. Use a quarter inch nut driver to remove the screws.
The motor is attached to a plug. Pull up on the motor and push in the tabs on the side of the plug in order to release the motor from the plug.
The part can now be tested for continuity using a multimeter. To replace the motor, purchase a new motor at www.EveryAppliancePart.com using the refrigerator’s model number or the part number off of the auger motor.
Plug the new motor into the plug and set it in place. Replace the screws that hold it in place. Place the drive shaft in place. Place the motor plate cover over the motor and insert the screws. Place the ice bin assembly back into place. Turn on the power to the refrigerator and test the ice maker dispenser.
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