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PartSelect Number PS11749920
This is the icemaker only. You must use the wire harness, cover and bail arm from the original icemaker.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
First I removed the three screws with a nut driver and then disconnected the wire plug from the old ice maker. I plugged in the new unit and re-installed the screws and instantly the unit started to work. I did have to adjust the water level on the unit ...just turn the small plastic knob (use a slotted screw driver) on the side of the unit counterclockwise to increase the water level (do not turn more than one full turn or you could damage the unit) . It works perfect and saved me lots of money!!
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The old ice maker's protective finish flaked off causing some cubes to stick to the mold and consequently water overflow into the bin below causing ice cubes to fuse into large ice globes. After reading customrs' reviews, the replacement with new icemeker from PartSelect was easy. I unpluged the fridge, loosend two screws on top of ice maker and removed one screw on the bottom, removed old ice maker and inserted the new one in its place. I reused the old wireing harness for new ice maker. It started producing ice within 2 hours and it works flowlessly since. Thank you PartSelect for sending the correct part and informative repair hints on your webside.
After removing the old icemaker ( 3 screws) I put the new piece right back in place . Just plugged in the wiring that was already in place from the old icemaker, Hung the new ice maker on the two screws left in the wall of the freezer. Be sure and put the arm on the new icemaker prior to hanging it on the wall. tighten the screws and put the white plastic end cap over the exposed rotor end. Turn on the water to the refridgerator and in about two hours you will have ice. Be sure and turn off the water to fridge before undoing the old icemaker and unplug the fridge from elctric outlet during the whole process. Simple
Using the video at http://www.partselect.com/PS358591-Whirlpool-4317943-Replacement-Ice-Maker.htm?SourceCode=14 I was able to swap out the old ice maker and put in the new. It was easy. The trickiest part was working in the tight confines of a full freezer.
I first went on line to trouble shoot. Discovered it was the Ice Maker itself then then I entered the part number in your system to purchase the ice maker unit. When the unit arrived I simply took a socket for three bolts unplugged the electrical connection and reversed this for the installation. It was simple. I described to my secretary the process and she told her husband who in turn replaced their icemaker.
I had falsely assumed that the ice maker control module was the problem, so I ordered a new one and replaced it. Still no ice. Upon closer examination of the whole unit, I noticed the heating element had a corroded spot, and checked it with a continuity tester, and found it was bad. I ordered a new complete ice maker unit, and it was actually easier to replace the whole unit rather than just the control module, and only cost about $20 more. I was able to return the control module for a full refund. I would highly recommend replacing the whole ice maker if it is not working, rather than just the control module. It is also handy to know that there are little "ports" on the control module for testing all the functions with a multi-tester. One for the motor marked with an "M", "T" for thermostat, "H" for heater, "N" for neutral. Had I known all this from the start, it would have saved me a lot of time and trouble replacing the wrong part!
removed 3 screws and power wire clip, removed old ice maker, reinstalled new ice make by snaping in power wire clip and the 3 screws that hold ice maker, reinstalled wire bracket/arm that stops ice maker once tray is full of ice. done
After watching the instr. film I found it very easy to do.This is what motivated me to do the job and save a LOT of money. It was actually the second repair I did.
Used a voltage meter to detect the problem (used a video from the web to determine how to isolate the problem. I needed to replace the unit, that I had repaired two years ago for $150.00 or more for parts an a service call. The part I ordered came right away and the repair took about 15 minutes.
Watched the website repair & adjustment video, ordered the part which was exactly like the one currently in the fridge. Took only 10 min. to install. Then, 2 hours later we had ice! And still have ice on a consitent basis. Easy fix, life's good!
1- remove the ice make assembly to check out the ice maker: remove 3 screws with a nut driver, and aplug the electrical connector2- checked that the ice maker assembly was not fixable (visual inspection)3- Ordered an ice maker for PartSelect,4- got it 2 days later, reconnected the electrical connector and put the 3 screws back
Washer; I watched the repair video, and replaced the agitator. It was so simple I think that it took longer to watch the video. Refrigerator; I replaced the ice maker, and the solenoid valve. It was very easy to replace the parts, however it took a while to diagnose the problem. I found an appliance repair man that told me what contact points on the front of the ice maker would trigger the clock (so I didn't have to wait for an hour for the clock to activate). There is also a set of contacts that when jumpered will trigger the solenoid valve. It only took a total of 25 minutes to fix both the washer, and the dryer. If you take a piece of 14 Ga. solid wire about 6" long and strip the ends about 3/8" and bend it into a U you have a jumper. If you jump the contact points on the front of the icemaker letters T & H this will start the clock operation. If you jump letters L & V, the solenoid should open to allow water to flow to the tray. If water does not flow, the filter should be checked in the valve. If the valve sounds like it is opening, sometimes the inlet to the ice maker can freeze stoping the flow. In my case I found the solenoid valve was getting only a week signal, and would only function about 25% of the time.
Removed and replaced the ice maker
removed 3 screws with 1/4 nutdriver and unplug icemaker and removed from Refrigerator. Waited for 2 days and new icemaker arrived. Plug in icemakes mounted using the 3 screws. Done in less then 5 min. working fine.
After checking out the part number from the manuel that came with the fridge, I found out that the manual was wrong. After taking the old icemaker out I found it had a different part number on it. Looked it up at PartSelect and found out that the number on the old icemaker had changed. That was no problem and it was much cheaper than the one in the manuel. Anyway, I ordered the icemaker and believe it or not, I had it on my front porch the next day. It just had three screws to install and reattached the harness and it was done. Just to let everyone know it takes almost a good day before the ice started to come out, but then it started making ice as fast as before. Easy install and the price was great and service was very, very fast.
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