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Frigidaire Refrigerator FGUS2642LF2 Ice auger motor cycles on and off

pmdundee

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Location
Ohio
Model Number
FGUS2642LF2
Brand
Frigidaire
Age
6-10 years
The auger motor on my ice dispenser is continually cycling on and off. It runs for a minute or two, turns off for a few minutes, and then repeats. It does turn off when the door is opened. The actuator paddle is functional and I tested the micro switch as well. Then I replaced the dispenser module but that didn’t change anything. I’ve removed the ice bucket to keep it from making a mess but am not sure what else to do.

The freezer is also acting a bit odd with cooling even though it’s empty and we’ve not been opening the door. The front panel will indicate the temperature rising (it’s set at 0 and has gone as high as 14) and then slowly returning to normal, though I don’t hear the compressor running constantly. I wonder if the temp sensor is bad?

Considering the two issues, might the main control panel be bad?
 

rickgburton

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Considering the two issues, might the main control panel be bad?
You nailed it!
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rickgburton

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It's located under the machine. The easiest way to access it is to tilt the machine back against the wall. I use a couple pieces of 2x4's under the front corners.
 

pmdundee

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It's located under the machine. The easiest way to access it is to tilt the machine back against the wall. I use a couple pieces of 2x4's under the front corners.
Yikes that doesn’t sound fun. I did find this video which (
) isn’t my exact model but seems very similar and indicates you can get to the part without tipping the fridge.

I woke up this morning to the smell of burnt electronics. The fridge is still cooling but the auger motor has stopped. I don’t smell the odor in the freezer so I’m hoping this doesn’t mean the motor burnt out. But I’m concerned now that the fridge is a safety hazard and am wondering if I need to power it off since it’ll be a few days before I can get a part or have a tech on-site.
 
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