Helix end cap slipped, jamming auger and breaking bucket

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Thomas From Edmond, OK

Oct 11, 2008

11 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

First, I removed the ice bucket and crusher assembly and emptied the ice into a tupperware container.

Next, I removed the face plate by carefully pressing the bottom of the ice bucket and releasing the tabs on the face plate.

Using a 1/4" nutdriver, I removed the two screws near the bottom of the ice crusher and auger assembly which holds it to the ice bucket.

As long as the auger was off, I decided to replace the end cap to see if that would solve the jamming problem. It takes a little finesse to figure out how to twist the cap so it can be removed, but it is fairly easy once you see how it works.

Reassembly is the reverse procedure. When putting the face plate back on, be sure the lip at the top (just below the clear window) laps over the top of the bucket.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Icemaker Helix End Cap - white (Now subbed to Icemaker Helix End Cap)

Part Number: PS1680972

In Stock

USE WPL 67006006 (Now subbed to Ice Dispenser Bucket)

Part Number: PS2069602

In Stock