Icemaker failed

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

RICHARD From POUGHKEEPSIE, NY

Feb 12, 2010

24 out of 89 people found this instruction helpful

1) Remove 2 screws holding the coverplate in front of the icemaker. 2) Remove 1 screw at the lower right-rear of the icemaker unit to free the plastic electrical connector cover. 3) Pry the connector cover to the rear (it's flexible plastic, so this can be done with finger pressure alone). 4)Slide the icemaker unit forward (a bit of wiggling the unit is required here to get it at an angle where it will clear its mounting tracks). 5) Disconnect the electrical connector (depress the plastic tab on the side of the connector with your right hand while holding the unit with your left). That's all that's required to get the icemaker out of the freezer and onto a bench. 6) Pry off the plastic cover (left side of the unit) over the motor assembly housing. 7) Examine the circuitry for corrosion/oxidation. (The external circuitry is made of approx. 1/8" copper strips set into channels in the plastic motor assembly housing, which, over time, can corrode to become non-conducting blue copper oxide powder.) Also, inspect the contact points for the heater element and sensors in the motor (same potential problem). 8) Remove the 3 screws attaching the motor assembly to the icemaker unit. 9) Go to PartSelect.com and enter the make & model number of your refrigerator, then select a new motor assembly. (Compare the picture to your motor assembly to make sure you have the right one. Also, print out the exploded diagram of the icemaker unit - useful for reassembly and for future repairs.) Reinstall in reverse order of the above. Total repair cost = approx. $63.00 (motor assembly) + $7.00 (S&H) = $70. Performing a major appliance repair for $70 is a VERY good deal. If you call a repairman, you are going to pay THROUGH THE NOSE (i.e., $100's). DIY forever!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Icemaker Control Assembly

Part Number: PS2341896

$72.18
In Stock