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Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Customer: Stephen from Larchmont, NY
Broken front end of the bracket holding up the ice maker bin
You must have a nutdriver to replace this part. No wrench or pliers will fit in the space to loosen any of the nuts.
You cannot simply replace the bracket, because it's connected to the ice-maker assembly and it's a very snug fit. Therefore, you must remove the bracket on the opposite wall to give you room to angle the assembly and slip on the new bracket.
Be careful when you're screwing the nuts back in, especially the two in the back of the freezer. It's a difficult angle to keep a grip, and it's easy to drop the screws into the freezer (and then you have to fish them out of the bags of frozen peas)
1 - Remove the nuts from the broken bracket.
2 - Remove the nuts from the bracket on the opposite wall.
Now you have room to maneuver.
3 - Angle the ice-maker assembly and slip off the old bracket, and then slip on the new bracket.
4 - Align the brackets over the holes and screw in each nut.
The most difficult part was screwing in the two back screws when replacing the brackets onto the freezer walls. It's a pretty simple job that requires no muscle.