ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator
Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repairLess than 15 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
There's a plastic cup part in the very rear of the ice bucket, that fits around the corkscrew thing that moves the ice toward the front of the bucket, where it can either get chopped up for crushed ice or just drop down as whole cubes as the case may be.
Well, that cheap plastic thing busted on our ice maker shortly after we bought it. Why GE chooses such thin, flimsy plastic for this important part is beyond me. I decided to replace the entire bucket assembly, for $105 rather than just the plastic part that was broken for $30. I never did figure how to take the thing apart to remove and replace that one part anyway. GE direct was expensive, so I finally found Part Select and was pleased to see that the bucket assembly was available for significantly less. When it arrived, I simply slid out the old ice bucket and slid in the new one. Voila! It's great to be able to have crushed, let alone any ice, automatically generated, again.