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FIXED KRSF505ESS00 KitchenAid Side-by-side - The Auger Motor in the Ice Dispenser does not run

kertj1

Premium Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2022
Messages
2
Location
Encinitas, CA
Model Number
KRSF505ESS00
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
FIXED!
I just read a post from someone that suggested checking the wire bundle that feeds
the door... There was a broken Blue wire...
I soldered the ends together with an extension and
magically, the ice auger started working!!!
How a broken wire way down there can cause this failure is beyond me...
But I'm glad it's fixed!
Thank you: Appliance Blog!

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KitchenAid Side-by-side (KRSF505ESS00)

The Auger Motor in the Ice Dispenser does not run.
The Ice Maker works fine.
The little door under ice dispenser opens when ICE switch is pressed and the LEDs light,
so the switch is okay.

I measured zero volts on the BLUE & GRAY/ORNG wires to motor when ICE switch is pressed.

I disconnected the motor and applied 15 volts dc to the motor pins that the BLUE & GRAY/ORNG wires go to.
The motor seems to work fine both directions (although much slower that it would with 120VDC).

I opened the front of the unit to access the control board expecting to see the
BLUE & GRAY/ORNG wires terminated in a connector and plugged into the board.
They are nowhere in sight...

Is there another circuit board buried somewhere in the door?
I really don't want to take the door apart to trace the wires...

I can't find the wiring diagram paperwork attached anywhere to my refrigerator.
Does anyone have a wiring diagram? and/or suggestions?

Help and Thanks!
 
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Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
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Messages
135,973
Location
Vicksburg Junction, Arizona
Excellent, good job finding and fixing that wire.(y)

That is very common to happen on these SIDE by SIDE models, look here:

Jake
 

kertj1

Premium Member
Joined
Sep 18, 2022
Messages
2
Location
Encinitas, CA
I just added a two inch piece of blue wire. Soldered both ends to the existing ends and covered the soldered areas with heat-shink-tubing.
 
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