Ice Maker Not Creating Ice Cubes

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Daniel From Albuquerque, NM

Mar 11, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Removed Ice tray and flap followed by the three screws that held the old ice maker in place. (I probably didn't have to remove the top two, they are designed to just loosen and lift up on the mecanism to free.) I then pulled the old wiring harness out of the original ice maker. A small screw driver helped in depressing a tab while pulling on the harness. The same process was used to remove the wiring harness that was attached to the new replacement unit. I connected the original wiring harness that I had disconnected from the bad ice maker, and it fit perfectly into the replacement unit. No need to splice or use any of the harnesses that came with replacement. I tried installing the new unit and discovered that there was interfernce with the water feed hose. I had forgotten to break off the tab on the end of the replacement unit. Once I did that using pliers, the unit fit fine. I tightened the screws, installed the on/off mecanism and replaced the tray and flap. I then waited and waited, hoping to hear the forgotten sound of water entering the ice maker. Had a beer and walked the dogs thinking I had failed, but low and behold, over an hour later, the ice maker turned on the water. Many hours later, my wife woke me up in the middle of the night to declare we had cubes! Success.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Replacement Ice Maker

Part Number: PS358591

In Stock