Ice maker bump and grind

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

M R From Las Vegas, NV

Oct 28, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

The ice bucket supports had split, and broken away from the refrigerator wall causing the ice dispenser bucket to sag, and bump and grind. The b&g wore away the ice screw support at the rear of the bucket, causing intermittent ice dispensing. The ice bucket was removed to allow access to the ice bucket supports. The supports were attached to the refrigerator by two screws. One along the front side, the other at the rear attached to a protruding tang. One of these broken off, the other was stuck, and had to be forced off its mount. The rear mount was expanded by drilling a slightly larger hole to accommodate a nut and bolt assembly. The new support units were re-attached to the refrigerator front and back using screws and the nut and bolt in the appropriate places. The ice bucket installation was a tad more difficult. The hardware from the original bucket was removed and installed on the replacement bucket. This proved to be a bit tricky remembering the exact location of the parts, and coordinating the screw mechanism with the driver mechanism. The ice fill starter switch is a bit unusual in that it has to go into a slot that is not visible when inserting the ice dispenser bucket into the ice maker compartment. You have to finagle the bucket into place and get all the parts in the correct slots. It was a piece of cake for the average husband.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Dispenser Bucket

Part Number: PS300117

$55.30
In Stock

Ice Bucket Support - Left Side

Part Number: PS305237

$5.13
In Stock

Ice Bucket Support - Right Side

Part Number: PS305238

$5.54
In Stock