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are you smarter than an ice dispenser? fgus2642lf0

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i've got a frigidaire gallery side by side that works great....makes ice, dispenses water. Except if you ask for cubes or crushed, the chute opens loudly and no ice, no auger, no sound. BUT if I scoop a few cubes out by hand (the way I get ice now) and put them behind the closed flapper (on inside of the door), the thing comes to life! The auger spins and all the cubes or crushed ice fly like nothing was wrong.

It takes about 5 cubes at a time placed behind the closed round flapper door to get it going. Two or three cubes isnt enough. After I put them in the chute, I close the door, put a glass or bowl against the paddle and cubes or crushed ice comes out like normal until I pull the glass away. You can hear the auger turning while it's dispensing. It will empty the whole bucket if you like. But only once. But after you pull away the glass, back to the original NOGO. At this point the chute will be empty, BTW, so NOGO until you prime with 5 more cubes.

Sure I can scoop ice by hand forever, but whats going on?? The only sensors nearby seems to be two microswitches in the top of control panel apparently for the paddle (normally closed in schematic) and flapper (normally open) . The sensors signals go to the touchpad and then to the brain which drives the auger. Dispenser LEDs work OK. Water always dispenses too.

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There are no sensors that tell it there is ice in the chute. What might be happening is a broken wire at the hinge where they go into the door to the dispenser controls and when you open the door to put the ice in the chute it move the wires and they make connection again.

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