A refrigerator is an essential appliance in any home. It helps keep our beverages fresh and food items chilled. If it ceases to dispensing an ice cube, it can become difficult and frustrating. There are many reasons why a refrigerator from Amana could stop distributing ice, like a malfunctioning dispenser motor, a jammed water filter or a malfunctioning ice maker. In this article, we’ll discuss several common troubleshooting techniques to assist you in fixing the issue with your Amana refrigerator’s ice maker and get it back running. It is possible to save cash by having a professional take care of your appliance and never require a purchase of a new one.
Amana Ice Bucket Auger Motor
The Amana Ice Bucket Auger can be found in the ice bin and when it is activated it will rotate and pull the ice towards the outlet chute of the bin. A motor is placed behind the bin and set drive forks is attached to the shaft of the gearbox shaft. Although the gear box may be slow, it has plenty of power to push ice. If the auger is not turning you should first verify that the motor is working. The motor/gear box normally makes enough noise to be able to hear it even when the freezer door closed.
If the motor isn’t operating then you can check it for continuity with an multi-meter. Take the appliance off power before conducting this test. Make sure the motor is getting power at the chosen ice dispenser, when it shows continuity. This is an electrical test performed live and must only be conducted by a trained professional. If no power is being provided to the motor’s terminals then you should inspect the control actuator and switch.
Amana Ice Dispenser Actuator
The part that is mechanical that operates the micro switch in your dispenser is known as the ice dispenser actuator. It’s usually a lever that is moved by your tumbler, and it can be covered with pads of soft plastic. It is common to hear an audible click when the switch is contacted. If the auger motor or dispenser door aren’t receiving the required power, you should examine the switch and actuator. Remove the cover from the control panel and verify that the actuator is connected to the switch in a proper manner and if not, look at the actuator’s housing bracket as well as the mounting bracket for the switch and the pivot for the actuator. Repair any damaged components. You will need to replace any damaged parts that touch the switch. If you are working near electrical circuits, it is recommended to disconnect the power supply from the appliance.
Amana Micro Switch
Momentary contact switch, also known as the micro switch for the dispenser, is used to start the auger motor. It is located behind the lever or pad which presses to release ice. You’ll need to shut off from the appliance the power source and then remove the control panel cover to gain access to the switch. A multi-meter is a good tool to verify the continuity.
Amana Dispenser Control Board
Amana refrigerators may use an electronic control to supply electricity to the auger motor or dispenser door solenoid. If you’ve confirmed that they’re not getting power , and the actuator as well as the switch are operating properly the possibility is that you’ve got a defective Amana electronic control.
In conclusion, an Amana refrigerator that’s not dispensing ice can be a frustrating issue to tackle However, there are plenty of options to consider before making a call to a professional. It is possible to fix the issue yourself by following the steps in this article. This can make it easier for you to save time and money. Be sure to inspect the water filter and dispenser motor for any problems. Be patient as you wait for fresh ice to be created. With a little effort, you can restore your Amana refrigerator back to dispensing ice like normal, ensuring your drinks stay cool and refreshing throughout the entire year.