The drive motor for ice cubes, and solenoid had broken off from the enclosure

ApplianceMaytag Ice Maker


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Maureen Murray From Rochester, WA

Jan 01, 2009

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Empty freezer

Shut off power

Use two striaght screw drivers to hold the electrical connector clamps open

Remove connector, noting which wire colors were from top to bottom

Remove clamp screw under the enclosure

Remove the Yoke from the motor. It is attached by a left handed thread. Tapping with a small hammer may be necessary to free the locked position. Keep the washer safe.

Remove screws from ther motor, the solenoid, and the plastic solenoid armature cover.

Fit the motor and solenoid to the new enclosure, using existing screws.

Fit the Yoke on to the motor shaft.

Attach the solenoid to the enclosure.

Slide the armature into the solenoid, and screw the armature guide and cover into place.

Test movem,ent of the solenoid armature by hand, to ensure free movement.

Attach a string loop to the end of the connector so that it stays at the top while the enclosure is put into place.
Slide the enclosure in, reconnect, add retaining screw.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 61005619 (Now subbed to Ice Enclosure)

Part Number: PS2060964

In Stock