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GFS2271W10 (GFS2271W1 0) Caloric Refrigerator - Instructions

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No ice

  • Customer: Scott from Las Cruces NM
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Piece of cake. Removed two screws, pivoted old ice make up, lifted it out of the mounts. Installing the new one was just the reverse.

Identifying the correct replacement ice make was easy also, due to the photographs on PartsSelect.com

water chamber was not correct for this model just cut pieceof plastic and gluedit inworked fine

  • Customer: george from cheriton VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
very simple,remove old and unplug install new,three screws, used old hose clip.

water over flowing into ice bin

  • Customer: mark from hamilton NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First i removed the three screws that held the assembly to the fridge, then removed the water flow tube from ice maker. 2- flipped ice maker over ,then used a small flathead to push in locking tab that held wire harness and out comes ice maker. All though the water cup was not quite the same i used the old ice maker to take apart to see how it was put together,hopeing there wasn't a myriad of parts. -NO INSTRUCTIONS- piece of cake, don't take out outside screws,take out the 2 inside screws-these srcews hold the guts to the water tray-pull apart and reassemble the unit after you have switched the cups. then reinstall into fridge with your outside cover and the full bin wire and your done. It helps to be alittle mechanicly inclined. -NO GUTS NO GLORY,DONT BE AFFRAID TO LOOK OUTSIDE THE BOX-

Coating on Ice tray was peeling off

  • Customer: Don from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First, unplug power to Fridge, then remove ice bin and set to one side, then remove the clip that holds the fill tube down by pulling up on it, and remove the fill tube. Remove the two top screws on ice maker assembly first, as the bottom screw will support unit. Then remove the single bottom screw. Rotate the Ice Maker slightly down and this will expose the electrical connector. With a short, small, flat head screwdriver in your left hand, depress the locking tab for the connector, while your right hand supports the assembly and pulls the connector outward to disconnect. Remove old Ice Maker, and remove the bin full lift wire, it's a slide in fit and install in your new unit. Check your fill tube water diverter on the right side of Ice Maker unit , you may need to remove the blank, it is U shaped and molded for easy removal, but use caution when removing to be on the safe side, this allows the fill tube to go down into the diverter, Re-Assemble in reverse order. Give the unit plenty of time to reach proper operating temp, and cycle. Make sure and discard your first Ice cycle.

Ice maker quit working

  • Customer: Richard from Eau Claire WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I took the screws out holding old old ice maker, unpluged the electrical socket and old unit came right out. All I had to do then was plug electrical socket into new icemaker place unit in position and put the one screw back in the held it in place. Plug frig and and it filled with water in about 15 minutes and started making ice. Part was a exact match to the one I removed.

Icemaker was leaking, leaving black chunks in ice

  • Customer: Jay from Phoenix AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed the 3 screws holding the unit into the freezer with a nutdriver, then disconnected the power plug (a little hard to get to, and requires releasing a small tab in a hole in the main body). The icemaker came right out with no problem. I then had to change out the water funnel inlet because mine had a different style than the one provided on the new one. This was easy also, just remove 2 phillips head screws that are set deep in 2 holes in the face of the motor drive unit, then pull the whole assembly apart far enough to allow the ejector blades to slip out of the hole through the inlet funnel, then snap the funnel loose to move it to the new one (the same technique to be used on the new one, then re-assemble in reverse order).

ice maker not making ice

  • Customer: james from trenton NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
very easy, 3 screws,took old one out, take 2 inter screws out (of ice maker) of old unit to replace water feed cup on new unit very easy,installed had ice after 12 hrs.

difficulty unplugging the power pigtail

  • Customer: William from Las Cruces NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Just kept working on it.

Ice Maker Leaked Creating an Ice block

  • Customer: Loren from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Merely remove the front bottom screw that attached the ice maker to the refrigerator
Lift the ice maker gently off of the 2 top screws
Unplug the icemaker wiring harness from the back of the refrigerator, and remove
Snap off the end of the maker and remove the keeper for the wire arm
Remove the wire arm and install on new maker
Unplug the wiring harness from the old maker and plug into the new one
Plug the harness into the refrigerator, slip the new maker over the top screws, with the water feed tube inserted into the maker
Install bottom screw into the bracket that holds it in place.
This took less than 5 minutes.

Ice maker had a leak and was putting wter in ice tray

  • Customer: keith from corona CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I simply removed 3 nut head screews and the old unit came off. I removed the ice level arm off the old unit and put on the new one. I removed the old wire harness and plugged into the new unit. I mounted the new unit, plugged it in and was done. I had ice in less than an hour. So simple my 11 year old could have done it without help.

Ice maker coating was cracked causing water to drip and freeze in ice catcher

  • Customer: Darrell from Destrehan LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First I loosened 2 phillips head screws at the top of the ice maker (the one that is close to the front is a little difficult to get a screwdriver on). These 2 screws do not have to be removed. Took 1 screw out of the L-bracket at the bottom of the ice maker. I then slipped the icemaker upward from the 2 top screws and unplugged the electrical wires at the connector at back of the refrigerator to remove the ice maker. I then removed the front cover from it and placed it on the replacement ice maker. I also swapped the L-brackets on the two ice makers as the new one was bent. I then reinstalled the new Ice maker in the reverse order.

Water started leaking from ice vending door.

  • Customer: NORIYUKI from GIBSONIA PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
First I took the front cover of element off and pull the electric conne out. Next I loosened the two screws that hold the element top in place. I then removed the screw at bottom that fixed on L-angle.
And then took thermo sensor that was holed by cramp out.
Replace new ice making element as reverse order. It was very easy job.

Old ice maker died

  • Customer: Glen from Acworth GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
ok, this is a no-brainer even for the technically challenged. Three screws and voila replaced and cranking out ice. Couple of pointers, some parts from your old unit will be needed (3 screws, ice level bar, and ice maker cover). Turn off electrical and water prior to installing. Flat tip screwdriver required. Part came within 5 days.

Water would overflow when filling ice tray.

  • Customer: Sal from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Getting the screws out that held the unit in place was easy but getting the wires disconnected was difficult. Not knowing how it unplugged it took some time figuring it out. I purchased the new unit after I got the old one out, if I would have purchased it first I would have see how it unplugged. When I received the new icemaker it was NOT and exact match so before I modified the water funnel I contacted part-select and they said if I modify the unit it will NOT void my warrantee. I took a knife and cut the end to make room for the hose and I plugged up the open side. I installed the new one turned it on and 3 hours later no leaks and fresh ice. Now I’m a happy guy.

ice maker was leaking and teflon lining peeling

  • Customer: Chester from Prairie Village KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged cable remove 3 ea 1/4" head size sheet metal svrews with nut driver.

Remove old cable plug into new unit.

Remove wire bar assy install on new unit.

Remove and install old front cover on new unit.

Plug cable into frezzer outlet.

Install new unit in freezer with the 3 screws.

Wait till unit cycles and celebrate your craftmanship with an iced drink....
All Instructions for the GFS2271W10
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