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GFS2271W10 (GFS2271W1 0) Caloric Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice Maker stopped making ice

  • Customer: LEROY from NEEDLES CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First, I removed the ice bucket. Then I removed the two top left screws and bottom screw with a 1/4 inch nutdriver. I pulled the assembly out as far as the wiring harness would allow, disconnected the harness on the lower left side, and removed the unit. I removed the old motor cover and ice stop wire and placed them on the new unit. I then reversed the process. It went so fast that the freezer must have still been close to zero degrees because it filled with water within 15 minutes.

The coating was coming off of the ice maker and ending up in the ice.

  • Customer: JOSEPH from SUFFOLK VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the screw holding the ice maker on the wall and then loosen two other screws in oreder to remove the maker. Once out, I replaced the maker with the new one. Then replaced it in the refrig.

Our icemaker stopped working

  • Customer: Zane from Pitman NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I first loosened the hex screws and lifted the unit off. Then I unplugged old unit from the wiring harness. I did have to switch the inlet funnel since the new unit was a little different. I used the one from the old unit. I then plugged it back in, rehung and tightened the screws. The unit started operating within a few hours.

Ice maker leaked

  • Customer: Christopher from Ringwood NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
It was real easy. I unpluged the fridge. Took out the three screws that held the icemaker to the wall. Unpluged the wire harness. Removed the old icemaker and reversed the order to install the new one. Everything lined up perfectly.

Ice make would turn but would not make any ice

  • Customer: Kevin from Taylorsville UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
First i removed the top two screws that help the ice maker in place then remove the bottom screw, then unplug unit from freezer, removed ice maker for freezer, took out wire harnes, put wire harnes in new ice maker, plug new unit in place the unit in freezer and put in the bottom screw, them align the top two screw and but them in and was done. Check ice maker in two hours and there was new ice being made.

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.

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 would overflow

  • Customer: Steve from Dallas OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Most of the stories on repairing this ice maker indicated that was real easy until describing the Amana version. The fill tube attaches differently. The recommendation was to use your old "cup". I have found that to make the change required that you find a philips screw driver and locate two access holes in the motor end of the control unit. you can loosen those two screws (they won't fall out) all of the way and pull the control unit from the tray part of the ice maker. DON'T remove the three screws that hold the control unit together or rotate the sprocket. This will allow you to disassemble the parts that hold the "cup" in place. Just remember "if it isn't coming apart easily your not doing it right".

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.
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