Ice Maker was not making ice

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Barry From East Meadow, NY

Jul 19, 2011

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I ordered a new ice maker from PartSelect. It was easy to identify the correct part using the online parts selector. The first step was to disconnect AC power which I did by setting the circuit breaker to off. I then removed the bottom screw that holds the ice maker in place. I then loosened the 2 top screws so the ice maker could be lifted out. The only trouble I had was that I couldn't see one of the screws because there was not enough room to get my head inside the refrigerator. However, by noting the position of the bracket and screw of the one I could see, I was able to get the nut driver on the 2nd screw by feel. I then was able to remove the ice maker from the brackets but still had to remove the electrical connector. I had some trouble trying to unlatch the connector. I figured out what needed to be done by examining the connector on the new ice maker. After disconnecting the connector, the ice maker came out with no problem. I then reversed the steps to install the new ice maker with no problems. Although there is a note on the new ice maker that it could take up to 72 hours before ice cubes would be made, the first ice cubes appeared within about 3 hours. All in all, it was a relatively simple repair that most anyone could do. I should note that PartSelect has an online video that shows exactly the procedure (I had watched it when I placed the order but forgot the exact procedure for unlatching the connector). PartSelect made it easy to get the correct part and I figure I saved myself a lot of money by doing the work myself.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Replacement Ice Maker

Part Number: PS358591

In Stock