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JFD2589KES Jenn-Air Refrigerator - Instructions

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All Instructions for the JFD2589KES
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Ice bin had been lost

  • Customer: Bruce from Fort Wayne IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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1. Removed part from packaging. 2. Cleaned part with foodsafe cleaners. 3. Rinsed thoroughly. 4. Dried thoroughly to prevent frost. 5. Placed bin in freezer. 6. Turned on ice maker. 7. Waited. 8. Discarded first batch to clear supply line. 9. Waited. 10. Enjoyed ice. 11. Provided these inductions.

Freezer is cold, refrigerator is warm. Coils in freezer section frozen.

  • Customer: Mark from Wellington OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Unplug refrigerator. Remove the food trays in the freezer section. Unplug the wire connector to the icemaker. Remove the three screws to the icemaker then remove the icemaker. To remove the back panel, first remove the plastic cover on the top by inserting a screwdriver in the indicated slots on the sides then prying until cover snaps off. Remove the plastic cover for the temperature probe in the upper right corner by snapping off the cover and carefully fishing the probe through the hole in the cover. Remove the 4 screws in the rear panel and carefully pull panel out from rear of freezer section. Fish the temperature probe through the hole to allow the panel to be removed. Snap the plastic icemaker plug connecter mounting bracket out of rear panel and fish it through the panel. Now the rear panel can be completely removed. Locate the defrost thermostat in the upper section of the freezer compartment and unsnap it from the copper coil. Cut wires to the thermostat, being sure to leave enough length to splice the new thermostat in. Crimp the wires to the new thermostat using a butt connector and heat shrink tubing to seal up the connection. Snap the new thermostat onto the copper tube where the old one was positioned. It is a good idea to check the heater element with an ohmmeter while you have this all apart. Do this by unplugging the element on the right side and connecting one side of your meter to the plug there and the other side of your meter to the plug connection that is on the icemaker plug (trace the wires). If you do not get any continuity, then your element is bad and will need to be replaced. Replace the rear cover after re-installing the plug assemby for the icemaker and temperature probe. Dont forget to fish the icemaker tube and the temperature probe through the rear cover before screwing it back in place. re- install the plastic covers on the rear panel and the temperature probe, then reinstall the icemaker.

right side door would pop open when left door closed

  • Customer: zach from nashville TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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The right side door of our Jenn Air french door refrigerator would pop open and stay open (just) when the left door was closed. I ordered a new door closure and bushing-d for the door. As it turns out the existing bushing was broken but I replaced both anyway since I was in there. First I removed the plastic hinge cap which is held on by one phillips head screw. Then used a nut driver to remove the hinge itself and pulled the door up and off after removing the internal shelves which pop right off. I laid the door on a blanket on the floor and hung a towel over the opening where the door was to try to save some cool. I pulled out the existing bushing-d and inserted the new one. I replaced the door closure and applied grease, then put the whole thing back together. It works good as new! Doors close properly I wish I had done it sooner!

ice maker not making ice

  • Customer: tony from oak grove MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Went very well. I replaced the ice maker itself cause of the high failure rate but that did not fix it. Measured voltage across water solenoid and it was around 1 volt. Measured the voltage at the water solenoid for ice and it was 20 volts. This was measured when it was plugged in. So I replaced the valve took 15-20 minutes including moving the fridge out. Started making ice 8 minutes later.

Water leaking

  • Customer: rich from new windsor NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Pull the refrigerator forward take off the back panel and replace valve seem valve leaking

frozen water valve in motorhome

  • Customer: Terry from Punta Gorda FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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This part was very easy to replace. Actual time to remove the tubing and wiring harness and then replace and reinstall tubing and wiring was probably less than 3 minutes. Just be sure to mark each tubing prior to removing so you can reinstall in the correct fitting. In my case, the most difficult and time consuming task was removing the refridgerator rear access panel because I had to do all this through the motorhome exterior access panel which is probably about 10" by 10". Replacing the actual valve was very simple. Quick shipping too to our campground.

Ice maker was leaking water.

  • Customer: Pam from Hillsborough NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I viewed the previous instructions people had posted to replace the water valve. I did not have to cut any hoses. The valve I replaced was like the new valve. I was able to pull the hoses out of the old valve by pushing down on the collar around the hoses. The hoses popped out with a little bit of a pull. Attaching the new hoses was very easy. The whole thing probably took about 20 min. This DIY job saved me hundreds of dollars.

Stop making Ice

  • Customer: Roslen from Antioch TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Remove old part and replaced it.

Switch didn't work

  • Customer: Don from Laramie WY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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followed the video as instructed. Saved two repairman calls, one to find the problem, one to install. Net savings was about $130.00

Light in the refrigerator didn't work

  • Customer: Anthony from Fairport NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did exactly as the video showed. I popped out the old switch, disconnected the two terminals, connected the new switch and put it back. The light now works! The refrigerator is over 25 years old and the switch works! What a great website this is. Couldn't of done the job without Partselect's help.

light would come on and off

  • Customer: Dora from Rock Island IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Viewed the viedo - it showed what to do

follow the video that PartSelect has online

  • Customer: Rich from Wickenburg AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Watch the video and then do the repair.

Ice maker was dripping water in two different area's

  • Customer: Michael from Maplewood MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The repair was a lot easier than I thought. I first ordered the ice-maker part from PartSelect. Followed the instructions from the how-to video and I was done within 30 minutes. Unplugged the fridge, took out the two 1/4" nut screws holding up the ice-maker, disconnected the wiring harness and then re-attached the new ice-maker in reverse order. Had to use some of the parts from the old ice-maker, like the cover, ice wire (the wire that moves up and down, letting you know when the ice box was full or starts the ice-making process) The whole process along the PartSelect video made it easy.

The ice tub corroded so the ice would stick.

  • Customer: Hal from Marathon FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Couldn't believe how complicated this part is with heaters. It is used in at least a billion refrigerators and functions well. But I had to tear it all apart to adopt it. Got it all done and stayed awake all night for waiting for Ice. Nothing! Then a Erika moment! Turn the ice arm full switch off! Then Ice poured out every hour. Expecting many years of ice. Thanks for speedy delivery especially before Christmas..

new prob. ice dispencer door seal leaks

  • Customer: vern from lake placid FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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All Instructions for the JFD2589KES
691-705 of 774