leaky ice maker - non-stick coating had failed

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert From Sunnyvale, CA

Jan 30, 2008

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

replaced the entire ice make - 3 screws and a squeeze -off connector and it's out. Reverse to re-install... except that the fill tube had iced up. To thaw the fill tube: unload freezer section (leave food in fridge, but keep door closed), remove ice maker. Boil water, dip drill bit (dull end) into hot water, swirl around, insert (dull end) into to fill tube. Depending on how hot you got it, maybe a tablespoon of ice will melt. Repeat many times - fill tube is about 14" long! Do not use anything sharp - you will nick the tube and ice will form causing you to repeat this procedure. Do not try to break the ice - let the heat work. It took me about 30 minutes to thaw the whole thing - it made a nive gasping noise when the final plug opened up. Re-install ice maker.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Screw (Now subbed to SCREW)

Part Number: PS404608

$4.60
In Stock

Ice Maker Assembly (Now subbed to Replacement Ice Maker)

Part Number: PS2121513

$107.31
In Stock