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PartSelect Number PS2121513
NOTE: This replacement ice maker mechanism does NOT come with a cover,shut off arm, a wire harness, or the mounting hardware. Must be ordered separately.
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:
Removed ice maker. Bottom freezer made access a tad awkward. New unit did not come with wiring harness, or wire rod that activates cycle, or the front cover, which required transferring those items from old unit. Instructions on internet did not address this.Installed new unit.
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I turned off the water supply to the refrigerator, and I removed all the food, baskets, and shelving from the freezer unit. I removed three screws holding the ice maker, lowered it, and unplugged the wiring harness. The clip holding the wiring harness in the ice maker was not real obvious, but I found it okay. I took the bail and the front cover from the old ice maker and placed them on the new ice maker. Two of the screw holes for the new ice maker were slotted allowing me to start the screws in the side of the freezer prior to installing the new ice maker, and the third screw was no trouble to start. I really did not need the instructions I ordered, but I am cautious toward having everything I need in case something does not go as planned. This was a very easy repair.
disconnected electric harness removed screws installed new ice dispensing unit
Researched your web site - determined best bet was to replace the ice maker unit. Ordered the new ice maker and believe it it or not it was here in 3 days and installed EXACTLY as it was stated. Frankly it was a snap and was easier than ever expected. Thanks
Turn off power first or unplug. Get a light so you can see. Read these directions through one time to reduce the learning curve. Remove ice cube bin. 1/4" nut-driver will do most of the work. Remove flexible water fill tube from back of ice cube maker, move to the side, out of the way. Remove screw from "L" shaped bracket from the bottom of maker, close to the front. Two more 1/4" screws to go. There are (2) screws on the top left that hold the maker to wall. Loosen the front screw, but do not totally remove, unit will lift off of front screw. The back screw had to be completely removed because of a clip that holds the wiring on the back of the maker. The wiring is attached to the back wall in the form of what is called a Molex connector, a white plastic connector. This is probably the hardest part of the job, wiring access. The air deflector blocks any free access, so you have to just grab and depress the prongs to release the Molex from the wall. With wiring disconnected, remove entire assembly. Use a flat-tip screwdriver to pop the white cover off of the front of the maker to use on the new one. Same goes for the wire cube arm that sets out over the ice cube bin, taking the front out first (pulling straightout) then pivot arm 180 degrees and remove from back. Remove wiring harness from front of maker. Re-install on maker, it goes in one direction only, look at the configuration before you pull it out, and put in the same way. Make absolutely sure you re-install it so it clicks in all the way. If not, it won't work. I had to remove the ice maker again because I did not make this connection properly the first time. So I did the whole job twice. You have to put the job back in reverse of the way you took it out. The new one works great. I should have done this about a year ago. The old one had been making a noise and I ignored it.
I found your website with the step by step video on how to replace the ice maker on my refrigerator. It looked really simple, so I ordered the part from you and it was here in 2 days. It absolutely took less than 15 min to remove the old ice maker and replace it with the new one----and it works. You helped me save close to $200.00. Thank you!!!
Disconnted current icemaker and removed from freezer. Took off front cover and long arm that control ice dispenser. Put cover and control arm on new icemaker, reconnected bundled wires into new icemaker and clipped along side of icemaker and remounted into freezer. Connnected into back panel for power and checked water supply line to make sure it was lined up properly and job was done. Made sure arm was in down position, had ice cubes in an approx 90 mins.
First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the electric plug.Then I removed the old unit & replaced it with the new, reverseing the proceedure.
Turned freez control off. unscrewed singl sheet metal screw, lift off unit, from 2 remain. screws, unpluggedelect connect. Pulled off sm water tube Rmd elect cable unit from old unit, installed on new unit. Reinstalled elect connect, installed water tube, Rehung unit on 2 sheet metal screws. Replaced the ice rail[with old one]Turned on freezr control. Hadcubes in 1hr, 4 min... Oh yes, took off old enddecor cover & slipped on new unit .. Greetings fromHartland, Mi/USA
It's rather easy and straight foward(I've done about 3 of them over the years)take out the ice tray and if you can the top rack (depending on the model of your freezer) for more elbow room. unscrew the bottom screw under- neath the ice maker, then the two top ones, this makes it easier to remove the electrical connector.take off the old plastic housing(snaps off) put it on new one, take the old wire harness off old, put on the new one, and last take the old wire that turns on the ice maker and shuts it off when full! that pulls out and snaps in the new one, and just reverse the install process!
First I unplugged wiring harness from the inside of the freezer. Then removed two small bolts on top side and one on the bottom. Then took it out of the freezer. Then unplugged the wiring harness from the ice maker. Then plugged it into the new ice maker. Then reinstalled it back into the freezer with the three bolts.Then plugged it back in.
After reading one of the repair stories that applied to my same problem I knew exactly what to do from there. It was simple to remove the old one and install the new one. My ice maker is working great and no more overflowing water.
It was easy and my daughter did most of the work while I assisted.Removed contents from freezer, unplugged refrigerator, shut off water to ice maker. Used hairdryer to thaw inside, placed ice catcher in sink to thaw. Removed defective ice maker and transferred trip lever and wire bundle to new unit. Installed new unit, bent mounting bracket located on bottom of new unit so that when installed the ice maker is horozontally level. Plugged refrig in and turned on water. Water does not come in right away as the temp probably has to be restored to freezing level before things start to work....so just let it run. In the morning lots of nice cubes and no leaks...hooray!
Replaced ice maker assembly, 5 screws out, unplug the wire, take some attachments off the old ice maker and put it on the new one, plug it in, 5 screws in...done. I did have to take a mirror to see how to unclip the wire, which turned out to be the hardest part of the whole job..
Removed mounting screwsDisconnected file hoseFlipped unit over to remove connecter (This was the only difficult operation; unpluging & pluging it in)New part fit was very goodReversed the disassembly order to installNew assembly had to cycle a while to produce ice cubes. I'm very happy now, so bring on the hot weather.
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