Replacing Icemaker in side-by-side refrigerator

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Lawrence From Silver Spring, MD

Sep 18, 2012

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About a year ago, my icemaker stopped making ice. Knowing that a "house call" would cost a fortune, I delayed calling for a repair. Then I discovered the instructional videos on this (and other) websites. Looked like a relatively easy job. Troubleshooting the problem, however, had me scratching my head. Was it the control unit? the ice maker? the water pump? a frozen water line? A 4 day power outage allowed me to rule out the frozen line. The forum here allowed me to rule out the control unit (the blink codes indicated that it was working). So, the pump or the icemaker? Hmmm. I poured some water into the icemaker to see if it would make ice (I think that was a hint on the forum). No ice, so I ordered a new icemaker (and it arrived very quickly). It was very easy to take the old maker out. Some very minor complications with the new icemaker. First, the "funnel" for the water into the icemaker was a bit taller than the old one so had to manuever the water tube into the "funnel". The second problem is that the electrical connector on the icemaker seemed to be longer than the old one so the connector extended beyond the white cover. Not really a problem but it made it difficult to fix the cover over the wire. In the end, it just left it fitted loosely, without screwing it in place. All in all, however, a very straight forward undertaking (made even more so by the excellent videos)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Maker Assembly - 8 Cube

Part Number: PS869316

$114.64
In Stock