Ice dispenser motor in door wouldn't turn.

ApplianceKitchenAid Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Bruce From Reston, VA

Oct 10, 2012

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This was a nightmare. It should have been easy to replace the motor however, the motor had a six pin connector with four wires connecting to it. In my case, the wires in the connector had rusted and came loose from the connector plug. I tried to order a replacement part for the corroded connector plug but there was no part number for it. The manufacturers advice was "buy a new door" (nearly $700 for the door plus installation, wiring, etc - about $1500 total). I ended up doing the job myself using two each three pin connectors that I cannabalized from the wiring harness and spliced onto the existing four connector wires. The motor replacement was a snap - four screws). The parts you sent were fine but the manufacturer had no provisions for correcting the problems with the 6 pin connector which left me on my own.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

HARNS-WIRE

Part Number: PS2350190

$74.34
In Stock

Dispenser Motor - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS2367267

$115.73
In Stock