A refrigerator is a must-have appliance for any household, keeping our drinks and food cold. However, if it stops dispense an ice cube, it can become frustrating and inconvenient. There are several reasons that a Blomberg refrigerator can stop making ice for instance, a damaged dispenser motor, a clogged water filter, or a malfunctioning ice maker. The following article will cover the most common issues and solutions to fix your Blomberg refrigerator’s Ice Dispenser. It is possible to save cash by having a professional fix your appliance, and you will not have to purchase a new one.
Blomberg Ice Bucket Auger Motor
The Blomberg Ice Bucket Auger is situated in the ice bin and when the dispenser is activated it will rotate and pull the ice up to the outlet chute of the bin. The auger is driven by a motor that is positioned behind the bin and is equipped with the drive forks that are mounted on the shaft of the gearbox. The gear box is turned slowly , yet it has enough power to push the ice. You should verify that the motor is working before turning the auger. The motor/gear box normally makes enough noise to hear it even with the freezer door shut.
You can check for continuity using an multimeter when the motor doesn’t work. Before you perform this test switch off the power source to the appliance. If the motor is in continuity then you should verify that it is getting power when ice dispensing is chosen. This is an electrical test performed live and should only be performed by a trained professional. If no power is being delivered to the motor’s terminals, then you must examine the control actuator and switch.
Blomberg Ice Dispenser Actuator
The mechanical part that activates the micro switch on your dispenser is referred to as the ice dispenser actuator. It’s typically a plastic lever that is moved by your tumbler. Alternatively, it might be covered with the soft pad of plastic. You can usually hear a click when the switch is contacted. It is recommended to inspect the actuator or switch if the door to the dispenser and motor for the auger aren’t receiving energy. Remove the cover for the control panel and confirm that the actuator is connecting well with the dispenser switch. If not, inspect the mounting bracket for the switch as well as the pivot of the actuator and housing bracket for the actuator. Repair any damaged parts. If the actuator is not contacting the switch, you’ll need to check the control board or switch to find the source of the problem. When working in proximity to electrical circuits, remove the power supply from the appliance.
Blomberg Micro Switch
The micro switch in the dispenser is a momentary contact switch which, when it is activated, will supply power to the auger motor and the solenoid for the door to the dispenser. It is situated behind the lever or pad that is pressed to dispense the ice. You will need to remove electricity to the appliance and then remove the control panel cover to gain access to the switch. You can verify the power source with a multimeter.
Blomberg Dispenser Control Board
Blomberg refrigerators can use an electronic control to supply electricity to the auger motor or the dispenser door solenoid. If you’ve checked that they are not getting power and the actuator and switch are operating properly it could be that you have an issue with the Blomberg electronic controller.
In the end I would say that an Blomberg refrigerator that isn’t able to make ice can be a frustrating problem to deal with, but there are many possibilities to explore before making a call to a professional. You can fix the problem yourself by following the suggestions that are described in this post. This will help you save time and money. Be sure to inspect your dispenser’s motor, water filter, as well as the ice maker for any problems or clogs. Also, be patient while waiting for the ice maker to produce fresh cold ice. You can set up the Blomberg refrigerator to continue to dispensing the ice in the same way, with minimal effort. This will ensure that your drinks stay cool and refreshing all season.