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Author Topic: Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Dispenser Problems  (Read 18239 times)

Offline TechnicianBrian

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Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Dispenser Problems
« on: March 27, 2008, 01:24:26 PM »

Model # PLHS269ZCB3, this unit would only dispens crushed ice, and then it stopped dispensing ice all together. On these units, there is a ice bin motor that augers the ice to the dispenser, and a solenoid that actuates a selection flapper (gold rod at the bottom of the ice bin) that controls whether the ice dispenses as cubes or crushed. When cubed is selected, the solenoid actuates (you will hear a sharp snap from the back of the freezer section) and moves the flapper out of the way of the crushing fingers allowing cubed ice to dispense. If there is a problem with this process, crushed ice only will usually be the result. Also, when the dispenser arm is pressed, the motor will begin to rotate and auger the ice. If the motor has failed (you will hear the motor if it works) then no ice will dispense. Upon removing the auger assembly (two screws) I found the motor and solenoid have both been exposed to repeated water contact and have started to rust. This will often happen when the ice maker overfills or a frosting problem due to an air leak, and often just happens due to age. Water will also get into both components and freeze preventing operation. I defrosted both with a heat gun and cleaned all moisture out of the solenoid plunger to get them working again. The motor was working fine, but I replaced the solenoid because of rust damage was preventing consistent plunger release once it came back down to temperature.

Frigidaire Refrigerator Solenoid Assembly Part # 241675701

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Offline Dlr8475

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Dispenser Problems
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 10:27:19 AM »
I bought the fridigaire French door refrigerator from albo appliances the last day of August 2012.   I have had nothing but problems from day one. I have been stonewalled from Albo appliances. Frigidaire came out three times so far to fix the ice maker. There is warm air getting into the ice maker causing the ice to melt and then the water runs out and all over my floor.   Frigidaire has agreed to replace my unit, but I no longer have ANY confidence in Frigidaire or or any of their products. All I wanted was my hard earned money back so I can buy something that does what it is supposed to. Beware Albo Appliance and Frigidaire!!!!!!! All they want is your money for an inferior product and then play the blame game. BEWARE

Offline kcfinch

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Re: Frigidaire Refrigerator Ice Dispenser Problems
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 01:23:14 PM »
Myself I have a Figidaire FGHB2844LF and they are known for fan failure in the back of the ice maker.  I was able to repair mine as the connector to the fan was bad which I repaired.  My ice melt was caused by fan failure, although it also could be by failure of the control board. I found the sequence to get in the diagnostics for the ice maker on this site. Electrolux is the parent company which built the piece of ...