removing broken cutter grid

ApplianceKitchenAid Ice Maker

ModelKUIS18NNTS2

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Screw drivers

Juergen From Belle Chasse, LA

Mar 13, 2013

The thumbscrews that hold the cutter grid can only be removed by using a needle nose pliers , you cannot turn them by hand. The electrical connections for the grid and level sensor can be removed by pressing the front side of the connector while pulling down. Re-installing the cutter grid is in reverse to the removal, just follow the instructions. But be aware that all wiring remains outside the grid perimeter when reconnecting. One other thing: While you are at it, remove the lower outside panel to expose the evaporator coils which need to be vacuumed. Replacing these parts is tricky. I had to remove the door then loosely install the upper retainer bracket for the lower panel so I could slide the upper edge into that bracket before installing the lower screws. I used an ice pick to line up the holes while using a blade screwdriver to push the panel in its place to install the retaining screws. It took me about a half hour after I figured out what to do.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

GRID-CUTTR (Now subbed to Ice Cutter Grid Complete Assembly)

Part Number: PS988982

$125.91
In Stock