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Frigidaire ice maker

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:?frigidaire model FRS23R4AW8

                      SERIAL LA23708366

ICE CONVEYOR SEEMS TO BE RUNNING IN REVERSE. ICE MOVES TO THE BACK OF THE BIN INSTEAD OF OUT THE CHUTE. I TOOK THE UNIT APART TO UNFREEZE IT AND NOW IT WON'T FEED ICE!!!?!:yikes:

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Take off the caps lock.

Is the chute blocked?

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No, the chute opens, but the conveyor pushes the ice toward the back of the bin . Shouldn't it feed the ice to the front, and out of the chute?

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Sounds like your auger motor is running in reverse...

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Which leads need to be swapped to fix this?

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   Did it run in reverse before you took it apart?   If that motor is running backwards it is bad.

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I had the fridge in storage for a few months, then after I got it up and running the auger motor froze. I took everything apart to free it and now it works backwards.

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   It is possible if you took apart the auger motor you could have reversed the rotation.  This can be un-done.

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How could this be accomplished?

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Did you disassemble the auger motor? Yes or no.

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   You'll have to it all back apart again.  When you get it broken down to just the motor take out the 2 long screws on either side of the motor shaft.  Pull the shaft and everything that comes with it off one side of the motor and put it back in the other side of the motor.  Piece of cake from there.

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Many thanks Master Jedi. May The Force Be With You.

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The auger motor problem is fixed, but now I have a new problem---the icemaker only dispenses crushed ice. Doesn't matter if the cube or crushed button is lit.

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Make sure the long metal rod on the side of the ice bin is in the proper postion at the rear stirrup/coil assy.

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i have the same problem, i only get crushed ice!

model # FRS23R4AW8

i removed the ice bin & auger assembly to see if any parts moved wether i selected ice cubes or crushed ice - there was not any difference (viewed with the door open and the "door shut" switch depressed, the auger turner rotated but the plastic selector that accuates the metal rod remained in the same location regardless of crushed or cubed ice selected.

i checked the "metal rod" under the ice bin and it functions (moves) freely. however the "selector" that is supposed to push down on the rod doesn't appear to move up & down like it should. is this a part i can replace (located in the rear of the freezer)or a switch problem in the door?

please help me i would be a HERO if i can fix this!

thanks a lot!

;)

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The solenoid that deselects the crushed ice mechanism is frozen.Get your finger in the white stirrup and try to push it up. If it doesn't move, take out the ice bin and remove the auger/bin support assembly by taking out the two screws wich attach it to the shelf brackets and lifting up at the front.

The tricky part is disconnecting the harness plug which can't be seen. Then allow the whole assembly to defrost and dry the solenoid and drive motor with a hair dryer. Reassemble without the bin, hold the door open and the door switch closed and try to get some cubes. The solenoid should pick up the stirrup and the drive motor will spin. If not, what is so wrong with crushed ice, anyway?

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