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GE GSH25JFRF BB ice maker doesn't dispense. Water dispenses and ice maker makes ice but won't come out.

Suddenly, the ice maker dispenser stopped working. The ice maker continues to make ice and the water dispenser can be coaxed into dispensing water. Neither crushed nor cubed ice is dispensed under any circumstances. I am thinking it's the control panel/computer board behind it, but I'm not sure.

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  • Paul Van Sickle Aug 20, 2012

    More symptoms showed up. The light that illuminates the dispenser area is dimmer than usual. When I push the dispenser lever (for water or ice) the fan and compressor shut off. Sometimes accompanied by clunking noises when it starts back up.

  • Paul Van Sickle Aug 20, 2012

    I called GE and asked about a recall on the control board. Got nowhere. The representative pointed me to the public website and said there's no recall on my model.

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    John Tripp Aug 20, 2012

    When you are ready to trace the wiring and locate the problem causing this let me know. I then will assist you in therepair, Thanks John Tripphttp://appliancepartsseabreeze.com/GE%20and%20Artica%20Technical%20Information.html and then for Service Manual click here=>http://appliancepartsseabreeze.com/appli...

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There should be a plastice hinge cover on the left top hinge on freezer door. Take it off and press the plug together firmly. Try that and let me know, Sea Breeze

Posted on Aug 19, 2012

  • Paul Van Sickle Aug 20, 2012

    Double-checked the plug. It's connected really well and no signs of corrosion.

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SOURCE: Ice dispenser only dispenses crushed ice

You may not need to replace the solenoid.  If you hear the hum, and not a loud click and don't see then rod move, it may be frozen with ice.  Test it manually with your hand, it should be free  to move up and down.  If not, then it is frozen with ice.  Remove the ice dispenser and let it thaw and dry out.  You should then be able to move to rod and it will work fine, at least until it freezes again.  Anyone know how to prevent it from freezing up? Its a continual problem for me

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

George Fleming

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SOURCE: water dispenser on front of refrigerator door does not dispense water. Ice Cube maker continues to make ice cubes. Defrosting doesn't fix problem.

Water dispensing solenoid is bad. You need to replace the solenoid valve. This typically is independent of the ice maker.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Carmen Mikulic

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Gallery Series Side by Side doesn't crush ice

hi there,

could be that the ice maker arm is getting stuck or may have some frost on it. can you supply the complete model # please?

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Ice maker only dispenses crushed ice, won't dispense cubed ice anymore.

I have a GE TFX25ppbaaa refrigerator. The ice maker corkscrew motor would run and provide crushed ice only. The corkscrew motor would not run when the switch was moved to the cubed ice ( half moon) setting.

I replaced the large Light/ water/ crushed ice/cubed ice switch , ( product service number GEH WR55X129 ) ( part number GE 162D6372 PO17 )and it fixed the problem. Cost was about $43.00.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Ice Maker GSI-26 dispenses crushed ice and will not dispense cube

You have a solenoid switch which switches the dispenser back and forth from crushed to cube. It could be stuck or not working or the parts connecting it could be disconnected or broken. You will have to observe to see if any parts are moving and if any noise is coming from the solenoid

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