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KUIS18NNJS8 KitchenAid Ice Maker - Instructions

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ice maker made ice but pump ran too much

  • Customer: David from Collierville TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 11 of 19 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the front door by removing the screw on the top hinge. Then removed the upper hinge plate. This allowed removal of the top corner retaining screw. Removed screws at three other top corners. Now I could raise the top at a 45 degree angle to remove the controller cover. The controller was connected with several wire clips and held in place with two screws. Quick swap out and reverse order completion. Ice maker works like new!

Ice Maker quit making cubes, cutter wire broken

  • Customer: Kenneth from New Richmond OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the cutter grid assembly by removing two screws. Also disconnect the wire that powers the grid. Once on the bench, simply remove the broken cutter wire. String in the new wire, starting at one end and working back and forth to the other end. Tighten the terminal screw on the first end, and then "strum" the wires, one at a times, pulling the wires taught. Pull the excess wire thru the second terminal, until all wires are taught, with equal tension. Tighten the second terminal screw, and cut off excess wire at both ends. Re-assemble cutter grid into Ice Maker.
Problem solved!

Loud noise

  • Customer: Britney from Wilmington OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
There was a loud noise coming from the fridge - we ordered the new part it came a lot sooner than we excepted and we replaced it in about 20 minutes- the hardest part was my husband getting his hand in there to put the screws in- but a very easy fix.

Water began to leak under the refrigerator. Source looked like it was coming from control valve suppling water to ice maker and water dispenser.

  • Customer: jesse from hacienda heights CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions supplied. It was relatively easy and the parts fit exactly right. Sears wanted twice as much for the part and service would have charged me another $100 to come to my home. I saved over $100 doing the project myself.

Motor was making loud noise.

  • Customer: Stephen from Purcellville VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged refrigerator, Removed lower back panel, Removed fan from fan bracket, Installed new fan to fan bracket, Installed new wire assembly to fan, Replaced back panel. Plugged refrigerator back in and it works great. Only tool needed was 1/4" socket.

broken ice cutter wire

  • Customer: Leo from Ormond Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
remove tray from icemaker by removing 2 screws and disconnecting 2 electrical connectiona. Remove broken wire and restring new wire. Reinstall tray.

cutting grid wire was broken

  • Customer: Audrey from Morrow GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
removed broken wire, replaced with new wire and screwed the 6 tensions screws to tighten the grid wire.

Ice Maker was not making normal ice and was making noise.

  • Customer: Julie from New Braunfels TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Emptied ice from bin. Drained water. Added cleaner and started clean cycle. When done, restarted ice maker. Works great now!

fan making bad bearing noise

  • Customer: Bruce from Malvern OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
r&r fan blade and motor. with the parts you supplied it was easy. the parts were perrrrfect. thank you very much. job well done. bruce

fan bearnings wornout

  • Customer: Thomas from Grand Island FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Simple remove the fan and motor, plug in the new cord and screw in the new motor.

Broken wire on the cutting grid.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Duluth GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the grid.
removed the existing top to bottom wire.
restrung the grid with the new wire.
Then, it cut ice just fine-better than new.
Note:
wire provided is only sufficient to rewire side to side or top to bottom, not both. If you need to do both, you'll need 2. Yes, lots of money for a few feet of wire.

Loud noise coming from rear of fridge.

  • Customer: Gerardo from Berwyn IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
It was very easy. The part make look different online but it was a proper replacement.

condenser fan making growling noise

  • Customer: Mark from Green River WY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
pulled fridge out, remove back cover, remove 4 screws holding fan put new fan in with new screws way easy dont call a repair man for this shipping was fast thank you for that

Noise when compressor was running

  • Customer: John from Medina OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I recieved the replacement part the next day after ordering it. If you are some what mechanicaly talented this repair is very simple. The only tool that is needed is a nut driver. You may want to remove the bracket holding the water solenoid vavlves. Then you can pull them out of your way to remove the 3 screws holding the fan to the bracket. Once you remove the old fan motor just reverce your steps with the new motor. Check that all your screws are tight. Check to make sure that there are no wires in the way of the fan. Don't forget to attach the wire harness and re-attach the solenoid bracket. Ahh nice and quiet like new!

Water valve leak

  • Customer: Frank from Fairmount GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Unbolted valve from wall. Unplugged electical connection then unplugged two water lines by pulling them out of valve. Put in new valve-reinserted electrical plug and water lines. Bolted new valve back to wall.
All Instructions for the KUIS18NNJS8
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