BROKEN ICE MAKER MOTOR FROM PLASTIC ICE TRAY

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator

ModelMZD2766GE

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Jim From Washington, MI

May 04, 2014

Given that the augur motor had broken away from the ice tray, removal of the ice tray was simple. Simply remove one screw and slide the tray up and out. Removal of the motor was simple by squeezing the top and bottom of the wire harness plug located on the back of the freezer compartment wall, although it was by feel. The real problem came with trying to remove the augur from the motor shaft (it has a left hand tread) It is on tight and while trying to remove it – I stripped the threads on the motor shaft and couldn’t get the augur off. That’s when the cussing started. No easy fix for this so in addition to the ice tray, I had to order a new ice Bucket Auger Drive Motor Kit (which included the augur for the end of the motor shaft).
Once all the parts arrived, and I had the motor and solenoid assembled and mounted to the back of the tray, the hardest part was plugging the motor back into the plug on the back of the freezer wall- you’ll be doing this by feel (which is a poor design). One suggestion, take a picture of the wire connections between the motor and solenoid – just to be on the safe side – before taking it all apart.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Ice Bucket Auger Drive Motor Kit

Part Number: PS2003313

$106.09
In Stock