Ice Maker quit making cubes, cutter wire broken

ApplianceWhirlpool Ice Maker

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Kenneth From New Richmond, OH

Nov 19, 2009

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed the cutter grid assembly by removing two screws. Also disconnect the wire that powers the grid. Once on the bench, simply remove the broken cutter wire. String in the new wire, starting at one end and working back and forth to the other end. Tighten the terminal screw on the first end, and then "strum" the wires, one at a times, pulling the wires taught. Pull the excess wire thru the second terminal, until all wires are taught, with equal tension. Tighten the second terminal screw, and cut off excess wire at both ends. Re-assemble cutter grid into Ice Maker.
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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Cutting Grid Wire

Part Number: PS370853

$23.71
In Stock