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Thread: Ice dispenser works intermittently

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2010

    Question Ice dispenser works intermittently

    Model Number: PSS26MGTDBB
    Brand: GE

    I have an ice dispenser that will dispense ice intermittently. The water always dispenses and the ice maker produces ice normally.

    At times when I push the crushed or cubed button the light will dim when I try to dispense; if I let it cycle sometimes the light gets bright and will distribute while other times I must cycle through several times. It seems to help if I hit the light button or the lock button for a few second first.
    I see that some people are replacing the main board; how do I know it isn’t the ice dispensing board? How can I check so that I can replace the correct part and I’m not just throwing parts at it?
    Thanks for your help….

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    McMullen Valley, Arizona


    Thats a good question, but as far as I know there is no way to test if the dispenser board is bad or the motherboard.

    According to others when it does this its the motherboard thats bad.

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