Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repairLess than 15 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
James From Brighton, MI
Jun 25, 2008
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First I removed the ice catcher bucket to give myself a little room and lifed the ice maker lever to make sure it wouldn't try to produce ice while I was replacing it.
I removed the bottom screw and loosened the top two with a nut driver. The ice maker lifted right out and allowed me to disconnect the electrical plug; just squeeze the little plastic levers on both sides of the plug and pull.
I plugged in the electrical connection from the new ice maker. Making sure the water spout was in place, I dropped the new unit over the two loosened top screws. I then replaced the bottom screw and tightened all three. I replaced the ice catcher bucket and made myself a martini as a reward for not spending the $75.00 to $100.00 for a service call.
Within a couple of hours it was again making batches of ice for more martinis; it was a day or so before there was enough for frozen Margueritas.
I never even unplugged the refrigerator or shut off the water supply, although I suppose it would be prudent but not necessary. Some people like me just like to tempt fate.
The repair was so quick I didn't even worry about emptying the freezer. It was so easy even a girl could do it ... no offense intended. At the equivalent of $300.00 to $400.00 per hour I wish I could do it all day. Maybe I should be a "refrigerator repairman".
Seriously, the only thing that could hamper you is a lack of confidence which will quickly be overcome in 10 to 15 minutes by a huge ego. That time frame includes locating the tools and taking a few deep breaths. Don't hesitate to give it a shot. If you can't do it you really don't deserve to have ice. It really is that simple and easy.