ICE MAKER STOPPED WORKING

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator

Model240352401

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

JACK From MESA, AZ

Jan 12, 2008

67 out of 71 people found this instruction helpful

IT WAS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS THAT HOLD THE UNIT TO THE WALL OF THE FREEZER. IN MY CASE, I HAD TO USE A DIFFERENT ICE MAKER THAN WHAT CAME WITH THE FRIG. IN ORDER TO INSTALL THE REPLACEMENT UNIT THEY SENT A WIRE ADAPTOR SO IT WOULD ATTACH TO THE EXISTING WIRING. THAT TOO WAS ALL FINE AND DANDY. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT THE END OF THE WIRE ADAPTOR DID NOT FIT THROUGH THE EXISTING HOLE IN THE REAR OF THE FRIG. I USED A UTILITY KNIFE TO CUT THROUGH THE THIN METAL LINING. THAT WORKED JUST FINE. HOWEVER, I COULD NOT CUT THROUGH THE INSULATION BECAUSE I COULD NOT REACH IT THROUGH THE SMALL HOLE. THE EXCESS WIRE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PULLED THROUGH THE HOLE AND OUT THROUGH THE BACK OF THE UNIT. SO NOW THE EXCESS IS BETWEEN THE WALL OF THE FREEZER AND THE INSULATION.
THE UNIT IS WORKING WONDERFULLY. IN FACT, IT IS MAKING MORE ICE THAN I CAN USE. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE REPLACEMENT UNIT. THIS IS THE 3RD ICE MAKER THAT HAS BEEN IN THIS FRIG. ALL THE OTHERS HAD A DESIGN FLAW THAT HAD A LEAK IN THE REAR OF THE UNIT. THIS CAUSED ALL THE ICE TO FORM INTO A BIG BLOCK. THE REPLACEMENT UNIT HAS NOT HAD THIS PROBLEM SO FAR.
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO EXPLAIN MY SITUATION SO THAT MAYBE OTHERS MAY BENIFIT FROM MY EXPERIENCE.
THANK YOU.

JACK

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Replacement Ice Maker

Part Number: PS735469

$97.27
In Stock