Icemaker made a clicking noise then quit making ice

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator

Model106.56532400

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Ryan From Layton, UT

Jan 03, 2008

51 out of 65 people found this instruction helpful

Motor from Part Select was 185W instead of 260W that came out of unit. After a bit of searching online, I found out the 260W had been obsoleted for lack of torque when harvesting ice.

Removal instructions: Unplugged fridge. Then I removed the screw on the bottom right rear of the unit. Then removed the plastic cover that covered the power connector. Pulled out the icemaker by pushing in the tab on the bottom left middle of the icemaker unit and pulling unit toward me. Unplugged the connector on the back right hand side. Removed the cover on the left side covering motor. Took out 3 philips screws and removed old motor with broken axle that spun freely (the source of the clicking noise). Put new motor in aligning harvest arm (the thing with the fingers) and did reverse of removal. Then plugged fridge back in and it started a harvest and the next morning I had a half tub of ice.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Icemaker Module and Motor Assembly (Now subbed to Icemaker Control Assembly)

Part Number: PS2341896

$73.62
In Stock