Ice dispenser auger would not rotate and drop ice

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

jay From Sarasota, FL

May 24, 2011

2 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

First, I replaced the auger motor at a cost of $87.00. That job took about 15 minutes and was very easy, but it still didn't work. So, I took off the front panel that covered the ice/water dispenser controls and some white plastic parts rained down out of it. I then discovered the problem was the mounting points that held the ice dispenser switch in place. The $13.00 white control bracket fixed the problem. Should have checked this first, as I later learned that the motors rarely go bad.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Control Bracket

Part Number: PS327360

In Stock