Ice Maker quit making ice

ApplianceAmana Ice Maker

ModelSSD21SW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Michael From West Liberty, IA

Nov 16, 2010

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There are 2 main parts to repair an icemaker. I replaced the inlet valve first--it is the least expensive. Just unplug frig and bend plastic inflow hose in half and hold with a rubber band. This keeps water from leaking out. Take out old valve and reinstall new exactly as the old. There are only 2 electric connections and 3 water, so it is hard to go wrong;just put it back together the way you took it apart. Plug in and open water inlet. Unfortunately the icemaker still did not work. So I replaced the icemaker. Take out the bucket. Take the 3 screws out that hold up the icemaker. In order to unplug the wiring harness, I had to also remove the metal mounting plate behind the icemaker to allow access to the plug-in on the left posterior side of the icemaker. Push in the raised part of the plug to allow for easy removal from the icemaker plug receptacle. Remember what color wire is on top for easy replacement later. Once the icemaker is free, take it out and install the bail from the old icemaker. The left side is the important one that engages the mechanism;the right side is just a tender or slave to the drive mechanism on the left to keep it in position. Plug the wiring harness back in--correct side up and be sure to fully engage the raised part of the plug to lock solidly in place.Remount the metal icemaker mounting plate with the 4 screws to the side walls of the freezer. Quarters are a little tight here on a side-by-side so put a paper or something under your work to catch screws that are easy to drop. A magnetized nut driver works best here. Then secure the icemaker to the mounting plate with the 3 original screws. Remount the bucket and lower the bail. Turn the electric and water back on. I had ice cubes in the bucket starting at about 2 hours.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS2377030

$63.21
In Stock