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IM115 Uni Ice Maker - Instructions

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ICE MAKER STOPPED WORKING

  • Customer: JACK from MESA AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 74 of 78 people found this instruction helpful
IT WAS PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. REMOVE THE TWO SCREWS THAT HOLD THE UNIT TO THE WALL OF THE FREEZER. IN MY CASE, I HAD TO USE A DIFFERENT ICE MAKER THAN WHAT CAME WITH THE FRIG. IN ORDER TO INSTALL THE REPLACEMENT UNIT THEY SENT A WIRE ADAPTOR SO IT WOULD ATTACH TO THE EXISTING WIRING. THAT TOO WAS ALL FINE AND DANDY. THE ONLY PROBLEM WAS THAT THE END OF THE WIRE ADAPTOR DID NOT FIT THROUGH THE EXISTING HOLE IN THE REAR OF THE FRIG. I USED A UTILITY KNIFE TO CUT THROUGH THE THIN METAL LINING. THAT WORKED JUST FINE. HOWEVER, I COULD NOT CUT THROUGH THE INSULATION BECAUSE I COULD NOT REACH IT THROUGH THE SMALL HOLE. THE EXCESS WIRE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE PULLED THROUGH THE HOLE AND OUT THROUGH THE BACK OF THE UNIT. SO NOW THE EXCESS IS BETWEEN THE WALL OF THE FREEZER AND THE INSULATION.
THE UNIT IS WORKING WONDERFULLY. IN FACT, IT IS MAKING MORE ICE THAN I CAN USE. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE REPLACEMENT UNIT. THIS IS THE 3RD ICE MAKER THAT HAS BEEN IN THIS FRIG. ALL THE OTHERS HAD A DESIGN FLAW THAT HAD A LEAK IN THE REAR OF THE UNIT. THIS CAUSED ALL THE ICE TO FORM INTO A BIG BLOCK. THE REPLACEMENT UNIT HAS NOT HAD THIS PROBLEM SO FAR.
THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO EXPLAIN MY SITUATION SO THAT MAYBE OTHERS MAY BENIFIT FROM MY EXPERIENCE.
THANK YOU.

JACK

Broken ice maker

  • Customer: Juan from Miami FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 46 of 66 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged faulty ice maker, removed two screws holding it to the refrigerator and took it out. Reversed the operation with the new ice maker and after a few minutes presto, we have ice.

Ice maker died!

  • Customer: John from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 21 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
The repair for this was very simple, although it was a tight squeeze. The model I replaced the ice maker on was a side by side. First I removed the ice bucket so I could have more room to work with. Then I unscrewed 2 screws on the left side wall holding the ice maker in place. These screws had a 1/4" nut top on them so I used my socket driver for this. Then a quick disconnect of the wiring harness. Very Simple. I did the reverse to install the new unit. Total time was around 5 minutes or so. I now have ice again.

Was not filling the ice tray full.

  • Customer: Orville from Garland TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 17 of 25 people found this instruction helpful
I had put in a new ice maker and it still had the problem, (I needed the Ice maker anyway) I installed the vale and while I was at it I put a five year filter on the water line that went from the value to the Ice maker, it took less than one hours, the ice is making like it did when it was new, I could not be more please at theis time. Thanks for your Interest. God bless.

The old ice maker had stopped working properly. The cycle was inconsistent, and inlet water would run over existing cubes in the tray, before they were dumped into the dispenser box.

  • Customer: Daniel from Baldwin City KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 13 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
This was really simple, much like changing a light bulb. Two bolts loosened beneath the old unit to allow it to be lifted off and free. The power supply plug was easily disconnected. The new unit was then placed onto the loosened bolts, power supply reconnected and secured with the supplied wire tie. A small angled bracket was removed from the old and reattached to the new as a support toward the from of the unit. The cycle adjuster was backed off a 1/2 turn as per the instructions....and the next morning....new automatic ice. Life is good!

Old icemaker would not cycle to make ice.

  • Customer: David from Cedar City UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 11 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
I had already removed the ice maker by loosening the two screws with a 1/4" nut driver, in order to compare the design and style to the intended replacement for size and critical measurements. The replacement was almost identical. The wiring harness was 2-3" longer than the original, but after snaping the wire plugs together I simply curved the wire up and to the left to be out of the way. The hanging brackets are slotted and it was easiest to slip the back hanger over the head of the screw and let it slip down, then the front hanger was already to line up even though you can't see the screw with the ice maker in the way. I had to transfer an L-shaped metal bracket to the bottom side, matching the old assembly, and adjusting it to hold the bottom side away from the freezer compartment a little so it would hang level and secure. You have to snug the two screws with a screw driver or 1/4" nut driver by feel, since you can't see them with the icemaker in place. It took about 10 minutes to take out the old and another 10 to put in the new. We now have a full bin of ice, and the old plastic trays have been retired. I should have done this a year ago.

Ice maker stopped producing ice

  • Customer: Jeremy from Peoria AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 16 of 26 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed ice maker and tested the micro switches and motor individually. Then checked the resistance of the heater element, and the thermostat. All components tested okay and worked individually. However when installed in the freezer the motor would not turn. and if you manually turned the gear in front, which should cycle everything,nothing would happen. Finally, I found one part that I had not checked, the thermal cut-off, and upon removing it, one wire fell off the small square piece. This wire was corroded. I replaced the unit in about 10 minuites and ice maker is working perfectly again.

Water in the ice bin freezing all the existing ice into clumps

  • Customer: John from Mount Royal NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
You have to blindly unscrew the two screws along the side of the ice maker. Once that is done simply remove the ice maker to the side to gain access to the electrical plug. Undo the plug and remove the ice maker completely. Install the adapter on the new ice maker and install it in much the same way you removed the old. I started the (2) 1/4" screws before installing the new ice maker to make it easier to hang. Pay careful attention to the wire harness and dress it out of the way. Finally tighten the two screws and make sure the bail wire is down to begin ice making once again.

Ice maker burned out

  • Customer: John from Alexandria VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 9 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
Removing the old unit was easy enough, just loosened two screws that attach unit to side of freezer and disconnected the wiring harness. But the new unit never goes in quite as easily because it's always just a little different from the original. In this case, the wiring ended up being about six inches longer and the excess had to be stuffed behind a shield at the rear of the unit. Theoretically, the wire could have been pushed back through the opening, but it got jammed and wouldn't go. I had to remove side rails and pry the shield forward in order to get the wiring back out of the way. The unit is a narrow side by side, so there wasn't a lot of room to move around. But it wasn't difficult, just tedious. I had to make sure the wiring did not come into contact with the heating element at the bottom of the icemaker. Once installed it worked great.

Ice make just stopped

  • Customer: David from Beavercreek OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I want to first say that before I ordered this part from "Part Select" I first went and talked with a local appliance repair shop. They quoted me a $120 charge to come out and check the problem. Then $30 and hour service fee, plus parts. He provided me a quote of about $250 for the job.
I found this part easily on the web site $77. It was very easy to instal. The only problem I had was the fact that in the side by side it was very difficult for me to get two hands inside the freezer to install it. (I have wide shoulders). Two screws loosened, no need to remove them. Just life the entire unit straight up. Unplug wire harness. Then just reverse order. Could not be easier. If you can change a light bulb you can do this.

ice maker would not make ice

  • Customer: paul from traer IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 9 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
un plug fridge. removed ice maker from fridge. loosen 2 mounting screws. lift unit in slots to get over heads of screws. unplug wire harness. remove cover. remove 3 screws from control housing. remove 2 motor mounting screws. unplug motor wires from switches w/needle nose. installation is the reverse. plug in fridge turn on icemaker. takes 10 to 15 min to start to cycle.
easy and cheaper than new fridge or ice maker

Our Ice Maker drove us nuts with noise from cubes getting stuck.

  • Customer: Dee from Central Point OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I purchased the replacement part (no instructions sheet) from another company, not this one, that cost 2X's a much as this company. So I sent it back and ordered from this company. Got it faster then the post office sends us the stamps we order by internet and this ice maker had instructions.
Our's is a side by side refrig, so working space is limited but do-able. The old ice maker has made a clicking noise for years while trying to push the cubes out of the tray. They would get stuck and refreeze, sticking half way out of the tray.
I loosened the 2 screws with a socket driver (which are difficult to see), raised the unit up and off the screws. Unplugged the power & out it came. Removed the bracket on the side as instructed to attach to the new ice maker and in the trash the ol' ice maker went. Set the new ice maker on the screws, plugged in the power, tightened the screws and walla. A quiet ice maker. In fact, it would startle us the first day as we didn't hear the clicking noise indicating it was stuck. All of a sudden the cubes just dropped into the container. Alright! Don't know why I didn't do this years ago.

ICE WOULD NOT WORK - BUT WATER DISP DID

  • Customer: JAMES from HENDERSON NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
SHUT OFF WATER/POWER - PULLED TRAY -LOOSENED TWO SCREWS HOLDING ICE MAKER - LIFTED IT UP AND OFF - UNHOOKED POWER CONNECTION
INSTALLED NEW MAKER IN REVERSE OF ABOVE - POWER SUPPLY LINE WAS MUCH TO LONG BUT JUST PUSHED IT UNDER THE ICE TRAY ( AWAY FROM THE MAKER )
PRIOR TO ORDERING LOOKED AT COMMENTS FROM OTHERS REGARDING INSTALLATION

Original Ice Maker quit working.

  • Customer: Gary from Azle TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Loosened the 2 screws a little so that it would slide up and off then unplugged the wire harness.
Installed the new one in reverse order and works like a champ.

Ice maker was not making ice

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the solenoid first because the ice maker was not getting water. After replacing the solenoid valve, I waited about 1/2 an hour, still no water. So, I ordered a replacement ice maker. I then installed the replacement ice maker, waited a 1/2 an hour, still no water. Then, I waited overnight. Yeah, ice! WORD OF ADVICE. WAIT OVERNIGHT TO SEE IF THE ICE MAKER CREATES ICE. Not sure how long a cycle takes, but it's longer than you would think. Hope your installation is a success!
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