Ice maker failed

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Kim From Palo Alto, CA

Jan 16, 2009

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Super easy! I read all these posts but here are a couple helpful hints -

1. to remove the old icemaker definitely remove the one lower screw but then unscrew the top two screws only half way. The top screw holes on the old and new icemakers are triangle shaped so the old icemaker will simply lift off the half-unscrewed top screws. This makes reinstallation SO much easier.

2. carefully lower the loose icemaker enough to disconnect the wiring harness from the fridge and remove the old icemaker.

3. On installation the one thing to be careful with is the positioning of the fill tube. It's easier if it's in place when you reconnect the harness of the new icemaker because the harness is only as long as it must be.
4. hang the new icemaker on the half unscrewed top screws, snug them up, install the lower screw and flip the wire ice level sensor arm down.

I didn't even turn the water off because only a working icemaker can turn the water valve on and off.

Plugged in the power to the fridge and within an hour water filled the tray. By morning I had 2-3 batches of fresh ice in the bucket. Super easy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Replacement Ice Maker

Part Number: PS358591

In Stock