A refrigerator is a must-have appliance in every home. It keeps beverages fresh and food items chilled. It is frustrating and irritating to have ice not dispersing. There are many reasons why your Maytag refrigerator might stop dispenseing ice, like a malfunctioning dispenser motor, a blocked water filter or a malfunctioning ice maker. This article will address common issues and ways to fix the problem with your Maytag refrigerator’s Ice Dispenser. You can save cash by having a professional service your appliance and not have to purchase a new one.
Maytag Ice Bucket Auger Motor
The Maytag Ice Bucket Auger is located in the ice container and when the dispenser is activated it will spin to push the ice up to the outlet chute in the bin. The motor is attached behind the bin. A set drive forks is attached to the gearbox’s shaft shaft. Although the gear box may be slow, it has plenty of force to move the ice. If the auger isn’t turning , it is important to first make sure that the motor is running. You should be able to hear the gearbox or motor making enough noise to be heard with the freezer door shut.
You can check for continuity using an instrument such as a multimeter, if the motor doesn’t work. Before doing this make sure you turn off the power source to the appliance. If the motor is in continuity, then you must confirm that it is receiving power when ice dispense is selected. This is live voltage testing and is only to be done by a licensed person. It is recommended to inspect the control actuators and switches if no power is being provided to the motor terminals.
Maytag Ice Dispenser Actuator
The ice dispenser actuator is the component that is responsible for activating the micro switch in the dispenser. It is normally a plastic lever that pivots when depressed by your tumbler. Alternatively, it might be covered with pads of soft plastic. It is common to hear a click when the switch is activated. You must inspect the actuator or switch if the dispenser’s door and auger motor are not receiving electricity. Remove the cover of the control panel to verify that the actuator contacts correctly the switch for the dispenser. If not, examine the switch mounting bracket as well as the pivot for the actuator as well as the housing bracket for the actuator. Replace any malfunctioning parts. If the actuator has trouble communicating with the switch, you’ll be required to inspect the switch or control board to find the source of the issue. You should disconnect power to the device whenever you are working near electrical circuits.
Maytag Micro Switch
Momentary contact switch or the micro switch that controls the dispenser, utilized to turn on the auger motor. It is situated behind the pad or lever which is used to dispensate an ice. To access the switch, it is first necessary to turn off the power supply. Next, remove the cover from the control panel. Multi-meters can be used to determine the continuity.
Maytag Dispenser Control Board
Some models of Maytag refrigerators feature an electronic control system to provide power to the auger motor and the dispenser door solenoid. If you’ve verified that they are not getting power and the actuator and switch are working properly, then you may have an issue with the Maytag electronic controller.
A Maytag refrigerator that isn’t able to displace ice can be a snare. But, there are a variety of solutions you can attempt before making a call to an expert. Fix the issue yourself by following the suggestions in this article. This will help you save time and money. Be sure to inspect the water filter and dispenser motor for any flaws. Also, be patient while waiting for fresh Ice to be produced. With a bit of effort you can have your Maytag refrigerator to be able to make ice like normal, ensuring the drinks are cool and refreshing throughout the year.