Motor separated from encloser (broken plastic)

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator

ModelMZD2766GEQ

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Michael From Cedar Key, FL

Oct 31, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Disconnected power to frig.
Had to wait for "ice block to defrost in ice bin and enclosure before removal. Caused by water from a frozen water tube overflowing into bin. This in turn "locked" the screw in place causing the motor to break from its mount on enclosure when trying to get ice.
Removed broken enclosure,one screw on left side and lift out leaving motor hanging. Disconnected wiring marking where they would reattach removed other part from enclosure. Unsnapped wiring harness from back wall.
Removed yoke from motor. Easier than I thought . A light tap with a hammer (right side with yoke facing you) it spun right off.
Attached wiring to parts and then installed parts to enclosure. Tapped yoke with hammer again. Repositioned encloser and from under reached up and plugged in the harness into the back wall.
Mounted encluser and ice maker.
Ice maker is up and running.
Will pay more attention when screw is bound up and not from blocked dispenser.
Thanks for Part and How to section..

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 61005619 (Now subbed to Ice Enclosure)

Part Number: PS2060964

$73.73
In Stock