Need parts for GE WR17X24426 Ice Bucket Assembly

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Old 04-01-20, 10:53 AM
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Question Need parts for GE WR17X24426 Ice Bucket Assembly

I have a GE fridge that uses the WR17X24426 Ice Bucket assembly. The issue with this model is the plastic auger keeps breaking, so I end up replacing the bucket assembly. I know somewhere in the world there is a source of parts for this ice bucket, long ago I found the auger on eBay, but have not been able to find it since. It's part #350 in the attached diagram.
 
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Old 04-01-20, 05:34 PM
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The fridge model would be helpful.

WR17X11263 is one common replacement auger.
 
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Old 04-01-20, 06:04 PM
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You're probably right, I figured the ice bucket number would be sufficient, but here you go. Should have included that in the first post.
 
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Thanks for posting that. The part number I previously posted is correct.
 
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In a related dumb question, is there any way to keep these from breaking? I've only had the fridge for two years, and this is the 4th auger that has broken. I'd like to figure out how to get a little more life out of them!

And, how in the world did you find the part? I searched all around, clearly I didn't know what I was doing!
 
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Old 04-01-20, 08:05 PM
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I checked in the GE parts catalog but the part number wasn't conclusive.
I made the final check on the Sears site.
Go down to the icemaker/dispenser tab.

Sears Parts Direct
 
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Thanks again, I'll keep that reference handy, I'm sure I'll need more of these!
 
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Once a week or so check the cubes in the bucket to make sure they are not all clumped/frozen together.

If they are you may want to lower the freezer temperature a couple degrees.
A;lso check that the ice door seal is good and not allowing warm air back into the freezer.
 
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I'll check that stuff, good idea. I have the freezer set at -4, but I guess a couple more degrees won't hurt. The ice door appears to be closing tight, but I'll take a closer look.
 
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