Ice maker not initiating harvest cycle (not making ice)

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

John From Elgin, TX

Apr 18, 2011

21 out of 23 people found this instruction helpful

My troubleshooting narrowed down the problem to either the control assembly or the thermostat, so I bought both just in case. The motor assembly fixed the problem and I didn't need to install the thermostat.

The main thing I want to tell others who are doing this repair, however, relates to the thermostat. If you do indeed need to replace the thermostat (#PS380941) there is something you will need that is not included with the part or mentioned anywhere on this site. The instructions with the thermostat indicate you need to apply something called "Aluminastic" to the thermostat when installing it. I don't know about you, but that isn't something I have around the house, so be sure to order a tube of it when you get the thermostat so you don't have to take a trip to the store to get it to finish the repair.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thermostat with Clips

Part Number: PS380941

$24.48
In Stock

Icemaker Control Assembly

Part Number: PS2341896

$72.18
In Stock