A refrigerator is an essential appliance in every home. It keeps our food fresh and drinks chilled. It can be frustrating and annoying to stop displacing ice. There are many reasons why your Kenmore refrigerator might stop dispenseing ice, such as a faulty dispenser motor, a clogged water filter, or an inoperable ice maker. This article will address common issues and how to fix your Kenmore Refrigerator’s Ice Dispenser. With a little bit of expertise, you’ll be able to save money on a repair and avoid the need to buy a new appliance.
Kenmore Ice Bucket Auger Motor
The Kenmore Ice Bucket Auger can be found in the ice bin. If the dispenser is activated , it will turn to move the ice upwards towards the chute that is at the outlet of the bin. The auger is driven by a motor that is positioned behind the bin, which is connected to an array of drive forks mounted on the gear box shaft. The gear box rotates slowly but has lots of force to move the ice. You must ensure that the motor works before you try to turn the auger. It is common to hear the motor/gear box producing enough noise that it can be heard with the freezer door shut.
You can test for continuity with an electronic multimeter in the event that the motor isn’t working. Remove power from the appliance before conducting this test. It is important to ensure that the motor is receiving power at the chosen ice dispenser, If it is in continuity. This is an actual voltage test that is only to be done by a certified person. If no power is being provided to the motor’s terminals, you need to check the control actuator and switch.
Kenmore Ice Dispenser Actuator
The ice dispenser actuator is the mechanical part that triggers the micro switch on the dispenser. It’s usually a plastic lever that rotates when pressed by the tumbler. Additionally, it might be covered with a soft plastic pad. The switch typically clicks when it is placed in contact with. The actuator should be inspected or switch if the dispenser door and the motor of the auger are not receiving the required power. Remove the control panel cover to confirm that the actuator is connecting well with the dispenser switch. If not then inspect the bracket that mounts the switch as well as the pivot of the actuator and housing bracket for the actuator. Repair any damaged or damaged parts. If the actuator is connecting to the switch, then you’ll have to look at the switch or control board for the root of the problem. Make sure to shut off power to the appliance when working near electrical circuits.
Kenmore Micro Switch
The micro switch for the dispenser is a contact-based momentary switch that , when activated provide power to the motor of the auger and also the solenoid to the door for the dispenser. It is situated behind the lever or pad which presses to release an ice. It is necessary to turn off the power to the appliance and then remove the panel cover that covers the control panel in order to open the switch. You can test the power source with a multi-meter.
Kenmore Dispenser Control Board
Certain models of Kenmore refrigerators use an electronic control to supply energy to the auger motor and dispenser door solenoid. There could be a problem with the Kenmore electronic controller if you do not get power , and the actuator or switch isn’t working correctly.
A Kenmore refrigerator not displacing ice is a source of frustration. There are a variety of solutions you could try before making a call to an expert. You can solve the issue yourself by following the suggestions in this article. This can help you save time and money. Be sure to inspect the water filter as well as the dispenser motor for any flaws. Be patient while you wait for new ice to be created. With a little effort, you can get your Kenmore refrigerator back to dispensing ice like normal, ensuring your drinks stay cool and refreshing all year round.