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Frigidaire refrig FGUS2642LF2 ice dispenser not working

Frigidaire refrigerator ice dispenser not working

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#1 frunch

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:19 PM

I checked out a Frigidaire refrig that's less than 2 years old where the ice dispenser has stopped working. When activated, the flap opens for a split second and then closes. I can hear the solenoid that opens the flap activate, but then it shuts right back off. I'm not convinced it's necessarily the switch that activates it, because it will dispense water properly-and for as long as you hold the switch closed. Any ideas what can be causing this?

 

One other question: how do you access the solenoid etc behind the dispenser control panel? It looks like I have to pry the outer trim off, but I didn't want to go about it the wrong way and snap/break something. 

Suggestions where to start tracking down the trouble-maker?

 

Thanks!
Trevor


Edited by frunch, 31 July 2014 - 12:44 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

These newfangled units with all the electronic controls have been very troublesome.  Mainly, the dispenser control board, the dispenser module and the main power board have had communication issues of not talking to each other. 

 

I would quote the customer for all 3 parts. Just explain to the customer that you didn't build the unit with all these electronic controls. 

 

Once you get the dispenser well drip tray removed there is one screw holding on the dispenser housing at the bottom, look for any other screws, but the dispenser trim should just pry off.  There is no just replacing the solenoid anymore, you have to replace the whole dispenser module.  The main power board is at the bottom of the unit behind the grille/kickplate, to access it , just remove the grille, a single 1/4 nut holds the board to the bottom of the refrigerator and then pull it forward. 

 

Here are the parts you will need:

Part number: 242009029

Part number: 242009029

 

Part number: 242114904

Part number: 242114904

 

Part number: 242074211

Part number: 242074211


Edited by Scottthewolf, 31 July 2014 - 03:48 PM.

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 11:01 PM

Wow, thanks for the detailed response! I'll be calling the customer tomorrow to schedule the repair...I'll follow up when I get the chance to get back over there.

Thanks again, that's some very useful info!







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