A refrigerator is an indispensable appliance in any home. It is a necessity to keep food fresh and drinks chilled. But when it stops dispensing the ice, it could be difficult and frustrating. There are several reasons why a refrigerator from Hoover could stop distributing ice, like a malfunctioning dispenser motor, an overflowing water filter, or a malfunctioning ice maker. We’ll cover common problems and solutions to fix your Hoover refrigerator’s Ice Dispenser. With a bit of know-how, you can save the cost of a service call and avoid the need to buy a new appliance.
Hoover Ice Bucket Auger Motor
The Hoover Ice Bucket Auger is located in the ice bin. When the dispenser is activated , it is able to rotate and move the ice upwards towards the bin’s outlet chute. The auger is controlled by a motor mounted behind the bin with the drive forks that are mounted on the shaft of the gear box. Although the gearbox is slow, it does have plenty of force to move the ice. If the auger is not working, you must first confirm that the motor is running. The gear box or motor usually makes enough sound that you are able to hear it even with the freezer door closed.
If the motor is not functioning, then check it for continuity with an multi-meter. Unplug the appliance from power before conducting this test. If the motor has continuity, then you must confirm that the motor is receiving power when ice dispensing is chosen. This is an actual voltage test that should only be carried out by a trained professional. It is recommended to inspect the switches and actuators that control the motor when there is no power connected to the motor’s terminals.
Hoover Ice Dispenser Actuator
The part of the mechanical that triggers the micro switch on your dispenser is known as the ice dispenser actuator. The actuator is typically tiny plastic lever that rotates when the tumbler is hit. It can also be covered by pads of soft plastic. It is common to hear a click as the switch is engaged. The actuator should be inspected or switch if the door to the dispenser and auger motor are not receiving energy. Take off the control panel cover to verify that the actuator contacts well with the dispenser switch. If not, check the switch mounting bracket, actuator pivot, and actuator housing bracket. Repair any damaged or damaged parts. If the actuator is contacting the switch, then you’ll need to check the control board or switch for the root of the issue. When working in proximity to electrical circuits, remove the power supply to the device.
Hoover Micro Switch
The micro switch for the dispenser is a contact switch that has a momentary function that , when activated provide power to the auger motor and the solenoid of the door to the dispenser. The switch is located behind a lever or pad that’s pressed to dispense ice. It is necessary to turn off the electricity to the appliance and then remove the control panel cover for access to the switch. A multi-meter can be utilized to test continuity.
Hoover Dispenser Control Board
Hoover refrigerators may utilize an electronic control to supply electricity to the auger motor or the dispenser door solenoid. If you’ve checked that they’re not receiving electricity and that the actuator and switch are in good working order, then you may have an electronic control issue in the Hoover.
A Hoover refrigerator that doesn’t have the ability to dispense ice is a source of frustration. But, there are numerous solutions you could try before making a call to an expert. By following the suggestions in this post, it is possible to resolve the issue yourself, saving time and money in the process. Make sure you check the motor in the dispenser, the water filter, and ice maker for any problems or obstructions, and then be patient when waiting for the ice maker to produce fresh frozen ice. With a little effort, you can get your Hoover refrigerator back to making Ice as usual, making sure your beverages stay cool and refreshing throughout the year.