Ice Dispenser not working properly

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

ModelGSS22SGMDBS

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Bob From St. Louis, MO

Nov 13, 2011

33 out of 43 people found this instruction helpful

The ice dispenser would not dispense cubes. It only dispensed crushed ice. Also the plastic auger was partially broken and it took forever for ice to be dispensed. The auger was easy to figure out that it was broken. The dispenser issue took some time. I removed the ice bin and removed the panel behind it. There was a solenoid that burnt and melted and this did not allow the dispenser door to be controlled. I ordered the parts on a Thursday and they arrived on a Friday. Pretty simple to fix once I knew what the problem was. I could have gotten the parts cheaper from Searsparts.com but their description of parts and their pictures did not match and I wanted to make sure I got the right parts the first time. To be on the safe side I ordered a couple of pins and used one of them. The pin was a little hard to remove from the existing assemble so I put it in a vice and used a small pick and hammered out the old pin.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Roll Pin

Part Number: PS297844

$2.56
In Stock

Solenoid and Arm Assembly - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS304989

$59.37
In Stock

Ice Bucket Auger

Part Number: PS964350

$29.00
In Stock

SPIRAL PIN (Now subbed to SPIRAL PIN)

Part Number: PS8768458

$0.51
In Stock