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12001685 Maytag Refrigerator - Instructions

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Loud crunching and banging from ice dispenser

  • Customer: Ross from Chandler AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Problem caused by ice cubes falling out of ice bin and collecting at rear and interfering with ice dispenser drive. Broke plactic drive ring. Pull down 2 clips at front bottom of ice bin. Pull ice bin out. Dump ice cubes. Remove 8 star drive screws to allow case to move far enough to clear broken drive ring. Replace drive ring. Reinstall and tighten 8 screws. Install ice bin. Correct loose right side ice cube retainer board to prevent cubes from falling out of ice bin.

ice bin drive ring was cracked

  • Customer: Jesus from Santa Maria CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed torx screws and replaced ice bin drive ring.

Ice Bin Drive Ring replacement

  • Customer: George from Pleasaton CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Easy repair - Don't over complicate it. 1) Flip up ice bar to stop making new ice. 2) Pull out the complete ice bin/tray. 3) shut freezer door while you work on the ice bin. 4) All you need to do is remove the 4 screws holding the ice bin holding tray to the front of the Ice cutting section in the front. 5) Screw drive can then be pulled forward to remove the old/broken white drive cap. Just replace the White Drive ring, put the drive screw back into the ice bin tray and re-install the 4 screws. 6) When re-inserting the bin, you may have to twist the screw drive slightly to re-align with the motor bracket in the back of the freezer. Suggestion: throw out old ice because if it is wet or slightly melted, when you put it back in the freezer the ice will freeze/clump together into a large ice clump; not cubes. Also dry out the ice bin so there is no water to freeze up or create a new jam when the ice bin now re-freezes.

case plastic broke where motor attaches

  • Customer: David from Maryland Heights MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The only hard part of this rapair is getting the auger off the motor. I wasted a lot of time before driving to auto supply store and buying a set of thin needle nose locking plyers so I could get a true grip right behind the auger. Once I had that, it was just a matter of a lot of brute force and a second pair of big locking pliers I already had for grip on the auger.

Motor mount broke out of ice enclosure when auger locked up.

  • Customer: Howard from Avon Park FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Removed broken enclosure,mounted the motor and solinoid on the new unit.Then installed it back into the ice maker. WE HAVE ICE AGAIN!

Two problems- auger motor and ice bucket rack

  • Customer: John from Greenville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Had to replace ice bucket rack because auger motor broke the plastic backing and also the auger motor because shaft was bent on old auger motor. Just followed directions on web site to do repair.

Ice Enclosure Broken by Auger Motor

  • Customer: Robert from Islip Terrace NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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Repair was relatively easy. I found several videos on You Tube on repairing or replacing Solenoid & Ice Maker Auger Motor. They weren't broken but those videos show how to replace them and remove ice enclosure, which was the part broken. Only issue was removing yoke off the motor. It has reverse threads and videos had shown holding shaft of motor with needle nose pliers to hold it while you thread off the yoke. You need good needle nose pliers with teeth on them or the shaft will slip in them. I had to go buy new pair while repairing. It's all goes back together perfectly! I took pictures of the assembly, before I removed everything and needed to refer back to them when I was reconnecting the wires.

Ice Dispenser drive ring was broken

  • Customer: Donald from Highland CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I pulled the dispenser bin and emptied the existing ice (the maker worked, the dispenser would not dispense). Though there appears to be more, there are about 4 (reciting from memory)very small tap screws holding the front of the dispenser unit to the bin. The dispenser activation screw mounts over protruding items at each end. The item at the back (away from the dispenser gear package) is the drive ring that was broken. The drive ring is a small plastic cup that inserts into an opening at the back of the bin (female side to the rear) and slides into the distal end of the activation screw on the same end. One must line up the small slot on the inside of the drive ring with the end of the screw. Slide the assembly together (make sure that the cube/crush switch rod is properly clipped in place with the return spring hooked to the clip), GENTLY install the 4 or so screws and return he assembly to the freezer. It should work flawlessly. Elapsed time: 15 - 20 minutes.

Ice maker would stop dispensing ice,shaft would stall.

  • Customer: David from Antelope CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Checked the ice tray and could only find the drive ring had some breaks in the plastic. Actually did not see why this would stop the auger from turning and dispensing ice. However this was the only thing I could find wrong with the unit. I pulled the tray, removed 6 screws (star tip heads) pulled the auger forward and replaced the drive wheel, put the unit back together and its been working fine ever since.

BROKEN ICE MAKER MOTOR FROM PLASTIC ICE TRAY

  • Customer: Jim from Washington MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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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.

Broken ice bin drive ring

  • Customer: James from Lincoln NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Easy disassemble removing screws to separate front of ice bin.Be sure to note how metal rod is attached to rear of ice bin. Installed drive ring and reattached face (front) of ice bin in about 15 minutes.
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