Ice machine motor broke from housing & fridge door lower hinge worn, so door is staying closed

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

David From Spring Hill, FL

Sep 25, 2007

8 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Just pulled out ice bucket put to the side and then pulled out framed housing that surrounds the ice bucket tray and put on table
went in the rear where the turn motor is and disconnected the wires from the housing next to it and disconnected the motor which had cracked the wal it was mounted to and broke and fell which left a huge hole and the , took the 4 screws out and remounted it onto the new housing rear wall, note that to get the twist key lever that unscrews clock wise you may have to hit wit a hammer bluntly to brak it lose first then it unscrews easy, but this has to be done first before re assembly of the motor as it goes through the new housing wall , once this is donr then put your screw end through the hole and re assemble the wing devise back onto the moter screw drive which it will screw on counter clockwise and tap a few quick times to snug with a ball hamer or a small hammer, T
The hinge door pin is real easy, just unscrew the top of door 3 screwa and lift off the door set aside put new door pin hinge on then set the door back onto the pin hole align up and set it back down in the hinge hole and replace screws on the upper door hinge on top of fridge. all this took about 5 minutes tops, it took me more time to take all the items out of the doorway of my fridge that it did to do the task itself. Hope this could help.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Hinge Pin (Now subbed to Lower Hinge Pin)

Part Number: PS2058840

In Stock

USE WPL 61005625 (Now subbed to Ice Bucket Support Enclosure)

Part Number: PS2060969

In Stock