ice tray cracked at ice dispenser auger motor causing auger misalignment..

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Patrick From Houston, TX

Oct 25, 2012

Removed the ice tray with nut driver, tilted forward to disconnect electrical plug for ice dispenser. Once ice tray was out, removed cube/crush selection solenoid (don't lose spring) and removed auger motor. Now came the tricky part, to remove the auger itself from motor, it is a left handed screw to remove. I used a pair of needle nosed vise grip to hold on to auger shaft, then used channel lock pliers to grab auger and removed. Using the vise grips made it for easy work. Once removed I reinstalled auger motor and ice cube/crush solenoid in reverse order. replaced ice tray into freezer. Works like new!! One tip (I found this out the next morning) The motor, because it is frozen will condense moisture on it when outside the freezer. A) use compressed air to dry before reinstallation. or B) Once installed, run ice dispenser at least once every 15 minutes for about an hour. This will keep the motor from freezing up. I didn't do either, and the next morning the motor was frozen and wouldn't work. I had to break free with pliers (risked doing damage to motor and new ice tray). I was lucky and motor works fine. Good luck!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Enclosure

Part Number: PS2060964

In Stock