Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
I first removed the icemaker service door by separating the door pins from the hinge sockets. Next, I removed a 1/4" screw from under the right side of the icemaker that retains the icemaker and a “U” plastic clamp. This clamp straps to the icemaker from behind. Then, after partially sliding the old icemaker out, I struggled somewhat decoupling the wire connector because it was frozen. After disconnecting the wire harness, I then removed the defective icemaker.
The next step was, with the same 1/4" ratchet wrench, I removed the 3 screws from the bracket on the underside of the icemaker. I then proceeded to attach the same bracket to the new icemaker.
Next, I connected the electrical connector at the right side. I struggled a little bit sliding the new icemaker in because the water cup assembly on the new part was taller than the old one and thus bumped into the water delivery tube.
You then reverse the procedure for installation.
Finally, before operating the icemaker I turn the icemaker switch on and turn off the power to the refrigerator for about one minute before turning it back on, while the freezer door was closed. Within 5 minutes, the icemaker was working properly and within 24 hours the ice bin had been filled.